The average salary for a Tax Accountant with Tax Consulting skills is $58,518.
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Job Description for Tax Accountant
Tax accountants specialize in preparing and submitting tax documents for clients, which can include private individuals and private and public companies; these companies may include non-profits and government agencies, as well. Tax accountants often devise tax strategies to defer or eliminate tax payments, coordinate audits with various taxation authorities, and advise corporate management of taxation strategies. As such, they must understand and interpret tax law and occasionally explain its im…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Accountant
The top respondents for the job title Tax Accountant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), Crowe Horwath LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Reported salaries are highest at Crowe Horwath LLP where the average pay is $59,749. EY (Ernst & Young) pays the lowest at around $58,037.
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Popular Skills for Tax Accountant
Skills in Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Intuit QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel and Tax Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accountant
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 $53,710 based on 40 salaries. An early career Tax Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,944 based on 333 salaries. A mid-career Tax Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,607 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Tax Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,338 based on 90 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,694.
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Employees with Tax Accountant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (4.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (1.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (1.9% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.8% less).
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