Average Senior Tax Accountant Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Tax Accountant is $71,138.
MEDIAN $71,138
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$57k - $90k
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$870 - $6k
$101 - $30k
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$58k - $95k

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Job Description for Senior Tax Accountant

Senior Tax Accountant Tasks
  • Prepare tax returns and reports, maintain records, analyze and research complex tax issues.
  • Provides support during audits.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Analyze tax regulations and recommend policies that minimize tax burden.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Tax Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Senior Tax Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Reported salaries are highest at PricewaterhouseCoopers where the average pay is $78,138. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP and EY (Ernst & Young), earning around $76,701 and $72,864, respectively. CliftonLarsonAllen pays the lowest at around $68,709. Deloitte and Moss Adams LLP also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,143 and $69,419, respectively.

Career Paths

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Senior Tax Accountant
Tax Manager
Senior Tax Manager
Tax Director
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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Accountant

Skills in Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Knowledge, Microsoft Excel, Tax Consulting and Tax Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Accountant

An early career Senior Tax Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,468 based on 965 salaries. A mid-career Senior Tax Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,438 based on 783 salaries. An experienced Senior Tax Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,571 based on 383 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,109.
Employees with Senior Tax Accountant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.4% less).

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