Tax Attorney Salary

Tax Attorneys enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($101K) annually in the United States. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Male Tax Attorneys are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$59,322 - $206,305
$59K
$100K
$210K
MEDIAN: $101,419
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$24.30 - $50.87
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MEDIAN: $30.50
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$0$230K
Salary $59,322 - $206,305
Bonus $3,064 - $49,244
Profit Sharing $15,500
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$58,558 - $230,333
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $30.50
Overtime $42.50
Annual Data $0$230K
Bonus $3,064 - $49,244
Profit Sharing $15,500
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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$58,558 - $230,333
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Tax Attorney

A tax attorney is a lawyer whose specializes in guiding clients through the intricacies of tax law to help them to make the best possible financial and legal decisions. Corporations may have a tax attorney as part of their legal team to advise them and prevent them from making any expensive revenue-reporting mistakes. Many larger law firms also keep general tax attorneys on staff to assist individual clients either with proactive advice on financial matters or with revenue service inquiries or hearings. Tax attorneys also provide counsel and legal representation for clients who are undergoing an audit or face penalties or legal proceedings (such as those regarding past tax payments). In these cases, the tax attorney must provide the best possible advice for the client and help negotiate the most favorable settlement possible.

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Popular Skills for Tax Attorney


Survey takers who work as Tax Attorneys usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Legal Research, and Tax Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tax Compliance. Those familiar with Tax Compliance also tend to know Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Attorney

Pay by Experience for a Tax Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Tax Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tax Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Tax Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $186,000 based on 41 salaries. A Tax Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $196,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,407

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

For Tax Attorneys, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 59 percent above the national average. Tax Attorneys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+30 percent), Washington (+28 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 40 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (30 percent lower) and Denver (22 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Tax Attorney

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Tax Attorney Salaries

▲91%

▲81%

▲35%

National Average
$102,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Tax Attorney Salaries


National Average
$102,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 17%
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