Average Tax Associate Salary

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The average salary for a Tax Associate is $56,489.
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$48k - $70k
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$385 - $4k
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$43k - $71k

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Job Description for Tax Associate

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.
The top respondents for the job title Tax Associate are from the companies PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, LLP and Grant Thornton Llp. Reported salaries are highest at KPMG, LLP where the average pay is $60,835. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include PricewaterhouseCoopers and EY (Ernst & Young), earning around $59,403 and $58,825, respectively. CliftonLarsonAllen pays the lowest at around $54,468. RSM McGladrey Incorporated and Grant Thornton Llp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,997 and $58,230, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Tax Associate

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

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Associate

An entry-level Tax Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,531 based on 988 salaries. An early career Tax Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,552 based on 1,136 salaries. A mid-career Tax Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,345 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Tax Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,831 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,157.
Employees with Tax Associate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (12.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.6% less), Dallas, Texas (1.1% less) and Houston, Texas (0.4% less).

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