Tax Specialist Salary (United States)

A Tax Specialist earns an average salary of $48,263 per year. A skill in Payroll Tax Compliance is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Tax Specialist Salary (?
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$31,247 - $74,471
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MEDIAN: $48,263
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Tax Specialist Salary (?
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$10.70 - $23.97
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,247 - $74,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,203  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,186  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,369 - $66,209  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $23.97  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $38.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,203  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,186  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,369 - $66,209  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Job Description for Tax Specialist

Tax specialists work with individuals, small businesses, and large companies on tax-related issues. They are responsible for researching and understanding the implications of relevant tax laws, as well as meeting clients to gather information and explain their options. These specialist also meet with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and customs officials on behalf of the client, and they complete different tax forms and audit their clients' tax records. One of the tax specialist's primary duties is tax planning, advising clients on how to reduce the amount they must pay; they also work on tax compliance, preparing and submitting tax return forms.
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Experience Affects Tax Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Tax Specialist Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 17%
Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%
National Average
$43,000

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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