Senior Tax Manager Salary

Senior Tax Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $129K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $26K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Tax Managers can bottom out near $97K or peak near $184K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Men working as Senior Tax Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The majority of Senior Tax Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$93,058 - $169,947
$93K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $128,522
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$14.00 - $63.26
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MEDIAN: $41.05
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$0$185K
Salary $93,058 - $169,947
Bonus $3,038 - $25,279
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,311
Commission $4,943
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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$96,788 - $185,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,104
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $14.00 - $63.26
Overtime $65.88
Annual Data $0$185K
Bonus $3,038 - $25,279
Commission $4,943
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,311
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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$96,788 - $185,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

Job Description for Senior Tax Manager

The primary role that senior tax managers fill is ensuring corporate compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal tax obligations. In addition, senior tax managers develop internal policies relating to taxation and implement these policies into existing accounting practices. Oversight of internal audits is another important aspect of senior tax managers’ duties.

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Senior Tax Manager Tasks

  • Mentor and review tax associates to develop people and revenue.
  • Lead primary review of complicated or unusual tax documents.
  • Research and document tax strategies and new laws.
  • Manage and document compliance.
  • Oversee tax planning and research, and create plans and goals to advise clients.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Tax Manager


Dominating the field, EY (Ernst & Young), KPMG, LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP, Eide Bailly, Llp, and Mcgladrey are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Senior Tax Managers. Deloitte Tax LLP offers the largest salaries in town ($154K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $91K to $226K.

Common Career Paths for Senior Tax Manager


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Senior Tax Managers often end up in upper-level roles like Tax Director. Tax Directors bring home $160K annually on average. The most common promotion for Senior Tax Managers is a Certified Public Accountant position, which usually brings in $59K a year. Another standard transition for Senior Tax Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Tax Accounting Firm Partner role, where pay is often $156K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Tax Manager


Survey results show that Senior Tax Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, Legal Research, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounting and Tax Preparation. Most people experienced in Tax Compliance also know Tax Preparation and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Tax Manager

Pay by Experience for a Senior Tax Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Tax Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Tax Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 218 salaries. An experienced Senior Tax Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 383 salaries. A Senior Tax Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 115 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $136,894

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

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Senior Tax Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Tax Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Charlotte is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Denver and McLean are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Senior Tax Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Senior Tax Manager Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$137,000

▼4%

▼42%

Skills That Affect Senior Tax Manager Salaries

Tax Compliance
▲1%

Tax Consulting
▲1%


National Average
$137,000


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%