$56,170
Avg. Salary
$18.07
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,057

Bonus

$1,900

Profit Sharing

$22,700

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Tax Associate is $18.07 per hour.

The average pay for a Tax Associate is $56,170 per year.

$9.35
10%
$18.07
50%
$28.83
90%
MEDIAN $18.07
$48k
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$56k
50%
$70k
90%
MEDIAN $56,170
$47,777 - $69,912
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MEDIAN: $56,170
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$9.35 - $28.83
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$0$71K
Salary $47,777 - $69,912
Bonus $509 - $5,174
Profit Sharing $391 - $3,748
Commission $22,700
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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$42,604 - $71,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,731
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $9.35 - $28.83
Overtime $19.46 - $44.07
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $509 - $5,174
Commission $22,700
Profit Sharing $391 - $3,748
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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$42,604 - $71,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 213

Job Description for Tax Associate

A tax associate ensures their company is reporting their finances and submitting tax paperwork in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Tax associates generally do not work independently, but instead are hired on as part of a team. The tax associate reviews their company's financial records to verify that the company is in compliance with laws (such as Internal Revenue Service requirements). They also must ensure the company is paying proper taxes for payroll, income, investments, and property. The tax associate generally has access to many different company financial documents to guarantee the correct taxes are being paid. They must be highly organized to keep track of these files, and they must follow any relevant company privacy rules and privacy laws.

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Tax Associate Tasks
  • Use software to enter data and file taxes for clients.
  • Collect, validate and return tax documents.
  • Ensure compliance to timelines, information requests and legal requirements.
  • Research and explain tax information, needs and paperwork, offering advice.

Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Associate

Common Career Paths for Tax Associate


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Though it's uncommon, some Tax Associates move into roles as Senior Tax Managers, where pay is an average $123K per year. It is quite typical for Tax Associates to transition into roles as Tax Managers or Senior Tax Accountants, where reported median earnings are $37K and $9K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Tax Associate


Survey results suggest that Tax Associates put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Legal Research and Tax Consulting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quickbooks and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in Tax Compliance also know Accounting.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,394

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

With a pay rate for Tax Associates that is 14 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Tax Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+14 percent), New York (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (5 percent lower) and Atlanta (4 percent lower).

Tax Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Tax Associate?

Tax Associate in Franklin Square:
Pros: certification reimbursement
Cons: low pay

Tax Associate in Seattle:
Pros: City culture.
Cons: Cost of living, food is expensive, traffic is bad.

Tax Associate in Danbury:
"Commute is close, there's always business."
Pros: My job is close to my home. Affordable gas. I grew up there. People are friendly. Always business.
Cons: Not much creativity. Not much pay.

Tax Associate in New York:
Pros: Diversity initiatives, challenging projects.
Cons: Busy season, long hours, very large firm.

Tax Associate in St. Louis:
"Building faith."
Pros: Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions.
Cons: Stress level, perks.

Tax Associate in Corpus Christi:
"Be Prepared."
Be prepared to give up a lot of your life. Tax is very demanding.

Tax Associate in Phoenix:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Focus on developing employees, quick accession to higher levels.
Cons: Long hours, no increase in pay with regards to designations/education.

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Key Stats for Tax Associate

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 votes.
Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Experience Affects Tax Associate Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$56,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Tax Associate Salaries

Legal Research
▲52%



National Average
$56,000


▼2%


Microsoft Word
▼13%

Quickbooks
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 16%