Average Entry-Level Tax Accountant Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Tax Accountant is $51,226.
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$40k - $61k
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$250 - $5k
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$38k - $62k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Tax Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), PricewaterhouseCoopers and RSM McGladrey Incorporated. Reported salaries are highest at PricewaterhouseCoopers where the average pay is $60,626. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young), earning around $56,996. Deloitte pays the lowest at around $52,903. RSM McGladrey Incorporated also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,000.

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Popular Skills for Tax Accountant

Skills in Tax Preparation, Tax Compliance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Tax Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accountant

An early career Tax Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,543 based on 1,617 salaries. A mid-career Tax Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,940 based on 572 salaries. An experienced Tax Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,823 based on 350 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,129.
Employees with Tax Accountant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (11.1% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (9.0% more).

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