$70,853
Avg. Salary
$30.81
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,589

Bonus

$2,226

Profit Sharing

$500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Tax Accountant is $30.81 per hour.

The median Senior Tax Accountant has a base pay of $70,853. Salaries generally range from $57k to $88k. The median bonus is $3,589. Skills that can affect salary include Tax Compliance, Tax Preparation, Microsoft Excel, Tax Consulting, Research Analysis, Software Knowledge, Microsoft Office, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Word, Quickbooks, Legal Research, Sales Tax Reports, Accounting, Financial Analysis, Auditing.
$22.11
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$30.81
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$47.17
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MEDIAN $30.81
$57k
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$71k
50%
$88k
90%
MEDIAN $70,853
$56,927 - $88,344
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MEDIAN: $70,853
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$22.11 - $47.17
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$0$93K
Salary $56,927 - $88,344
Bonus $1,011 - $9,874
Profit Sharing $509 - $5,215
Commission $99.33 - $29,361
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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$57,277 - $93,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,133
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $22.11 - $47.17
Overtime $25.83 - $53.28
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $1,011 - $9,874
Commission $99.33 - $29,361
Profit Sharing $509 - $5,215
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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$57,277 - $93,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

Job Description for Senior Tax Accountant

Senior tax accountants provide an important managerial role in producing tax returns for individual clients as well as businesses. They preside over a team of tax accountant specialists to make sure that the proper amount is being paid by clients to the IRS, state, and local governments. Senior tax accountants must work to ensure that a client pays what is due without overpaying or underpaying. They must have a keen understanding of all tax laws, which change from year to year.

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Senior Tax Accountant Pay By Employer

$0$102K

$70,847

KPMG, LLP
24 profiles
$75,999

BDO Seidman, LLP
18 profiles
$64,331

$75,947

Moss Adams LLP
16 profiles
$71,482

$74,083

$67,706

Deloitte
10 profiles
$66,405

Deloitte Tax LLP
10 profiles
$71,610

Mcgladrey
9 profiles
$72,496

Common Career Paths for Senior Tax Accountant


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Senior Tax Accountants do not often transition into Tax Director roles. The role averages $160K per year. When Senior Tax Accountants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Tax Managers or Senior Tax Managers. Those roles pay an additional $20K and $50K, respectively.

Senior Tax Accountant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Tax Accountant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Legal Research, Research Analysis, Microsoft Word, and Sales Tax Reports are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Quickbooks. Most people skilled in Tax Compliance are similarly competent in Tax Consulting and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Tax Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Tax Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 667 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Tax Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 469 salaries. An experienced Senior Tax Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 209 salaries. A Senior Tax Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 68 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,071

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Senior Tax Accountants in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Senior Tax Accountants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), Denver (+5 percent), and Philadelphia (+5 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Buffalo Senior Tax Accountants earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Atlanta (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Tax Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Tax Accountant?

Senior Tax Accountant in Columbus:
"Curious."
Pros: Lots to do.
Cons: Traffic

Senior Tax Accountant in New York:
"Small firms."
Pros: different clients
Cons: traffic

Senior Tax Accountant in New York:
"Great for development."
Pros: Different client types
Cons: traffic

Senior Tax Accountant in Broadview:
"Federal and State tax compliance and audit."

Senior Tax Accountant in Dallas:
"That the room for advancement was limited."
Make sure that you will have a chance at some point to advance into management.

Senior Tax Accountant in Tucson:
"3 months of year are highly stressed."
Be patient, be thorough.

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Key Stats for Senior Tax Accountant

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 374 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Senior Tax Accountant Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$73,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Accountant Salaries







National Average
$73,000

Tax Compliance
▼1%


Tax Consulting
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%


Auditing
▼6%

▼7%

Financial Analysis
▼7%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 374 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 13%