Tax Specialist Salary (United States)

A Tax Specialist earns an average salary of $48,171 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Payroll Tax Compliance and Sales Tax Reports. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Tax Specialist Total Pay (?
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$30,475 - $75,082
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MEDIAN: $48,171
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Tax Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.61 - $23.57
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,475 - $75,082  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,781  
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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$27,301 - $66,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $23.57  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $38.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,781  
   
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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$27,301 - $66,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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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

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Tax Specialist Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 19%
Sales Tax Reports
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Tax Compliance
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National Average
$43,000
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Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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