Senior Tax Analyst Salary

The average Senior Tax Analyst in the United States earns approximately $79K annually. In the world of Senior Tax Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $61K and $102K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Tax Analysts (57 percent) survey respondents. Most Senior Tax Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,008 - $93,716
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MEDIAN: $79,179
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$17.32 - $45.51
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$0$101K
Salary $60,008 - $93,716
Bonus $1,932 - $11,293
Profit Sharing $1,200 - $10,000
Commission $500
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$60,273 - $101,472
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 327
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $17.32 - $45.51
Overtime $43.50
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $1,932 - $11,293
Commission $500
Profit Sharing $1,200 - $10,000
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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$60,273 - $101,472
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Senior Tax Analyst

A senior tax analyst is a management-level worker who performs a variety of tasks related to ensuring their organization complies with all tax regulations and reporting requirements. They develop compliant tax policies for the company, implements them, and generates reports on their financial impact. The senior tax analyst helps companies negotiate changing tax laws and regulations. They are expected to find the most effective ways for a company to meet its tax obligations, while also taking advantage of all opportunities related to credits and exemptions.

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Senior Tax Analyst Tasks

  • Reconcile tax accounts.
  • Prepare all estimated tax payment calculations for the federal and state income tax jurisdictions.
  • Input tax provision data and forecast into tax provision software.
  • Prepare state income tax documents, including decoupling modifications and apportionment documents.
  • Prepare tax compliance documents, including all necessary forms.

Common Career Paths for Senior Tax Analyst


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Senior Tax Analysts often end up in upper-level roles like Tax Manager. Tax Managers bring home $93K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Analyst


Survey results show that Senior Tax Analysts typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Compliance, Microsoft Excel, Tax Preparation, and Tax Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales Tax Reports. Most people skilled in Tax Compliance are similarly competent in Tax Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Tax Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Tax Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Tax Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Senior Tax Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 87 salaries. A Senior Tax Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,498

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

For Senior Tax Analysts, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Tax Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+5 percent), Detroit (+3 percent), Chicago (+3 percent), and New York (+2 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Senior Tax Analysts is geography, with workers in Irvine earning a whopping 41 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Cleveland (20 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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

Senior Tax Analyst in Atlanta:
"Senior Tax Analyst Review."
Pros: I work in the field of excise taxes and their are many constant new and developing changes within this field that keeps everything interesting. This field has many things to know and understand ,and I am always learning knew things and developing my knowledge of the industry. It is providing me with some management and training experience and is the reason I have been recently promoted. I also have a background in real estate development and construction and I get to touch on that while handling property taxes. The job is very laid back in the time I have to be at the office. I am able to arrive late or get there really early and can leave whenever I want. There is not a dress code and they are very laid back about your appearance, which is a great perk. My boss is typically very good to work with and we and everyone in our department have gotten along terrifically sense I have been there. Since I had started there 2.5 years ago I felt I was being treated fairly until the last 6 mo.
Cons: During tax compliance which is about 2 weeks out of every month things are very hectic and stressful with trying to meet deadlines. New people are starting to come into the office as we have had many people retire lately, which is starting to change the dynamic in the office, but as of today I am unsure if that is in a good or bad way. I was passed up at work, despite the fact that I had been running the excise tax area of the company for the last year and a half while our Excise Tax Manager, who was forced to retire from health reasons and being age 68. Of course I am still learning and asking questions but it really makes me feel as if I am not being valued as an employee the way the situation was handled. When they hired the new excise tax manager, they promoted me to senior with a minuscule pay increase for the amount of stress and work I had been and still undertaking.

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Key Stats for Senior Tax Analyst

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Tax Analyst Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$82,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Analyst Salaries


Tax Preparation
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%


National Average
$82,000

Sales Tax Reports
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 8%
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