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Average Tax Accountant Salary

$57,089
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,455
Bonus
$4,500
Commission
$2,046
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Tax Accountant is $57,089.
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$44k
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$57k
90%
$76k
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What Do Tax Accountants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Tax Accountant

3.8 out of 5
(376)
Highly Satisfied
21Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Tax Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), PricewaterhouseCoopers and Moss Adams LLP. Reported salaries are highest at Niagara Bottling, LLC where the average pay is $63,465. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Moss Adams LLP and Deloitte, earning around $61,963 and $60,870, respectively. KPMG, LLP pays the lowest at around $56,513. RSM McGladrey Incorporated and EY (Ernst & Young) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $56,775 and $59,916, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Tax Accountants?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accountants?

An entry-level Tax Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,070 based on 260 salaries. An early career Tax Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,487 based on 1,416 salaries. A mid-career Tax Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,626 based on 458 salaries. An experienced Tax Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,074 based on 311 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,330.
Employees with Tax Accountant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 14.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.7% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,657 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.8%
Early Career
53.3%
Mid Career
17.2%
Experienced
11.7%
Late Career
8.0%

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