Tax Consultant Salary

Although Tax Consultants across the nation make a median of $59K annually, late-career workers can earn a generous $125K. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $61K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $57K. Tax Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. Tax Consultants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $125K. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,451 - $94,020
$45K
$59K
$94K
MEDIAN: $58,538
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50%
90%

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$11.77 - $90.15
$12
$23
$90
MEDIAN: $23.43
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$0$106K
Salary $45,451 - $94,020
Bonus $518 - $14,047
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $49,665
Total Pay (?
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$40,324 - $106,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 196
Hourly Data $0$102
Hourly Rate $11.77 - $90.15
Overtime $0.21 - $102.76
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $518 - $14,047
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $49,665
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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$40,324 - $106,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Tax Consultant

Tax consultants work with clients on their tax-related issues, such as filing a tax return. For individuals and businesses with complicated estates, preparing a tax return may be legally and logistically complex; due to the complexity and length of these returns, a tax professional is often retained by the client over multiple years.

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Common Career Paths for Tax Consultant


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There are some Tax Consultants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Tax Managers, where earnings are an average $93K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Consultant


Deloitte Tax LLP pays the most with a median salary of $61K, though there is little variation overall ($51K to $76K).

With a median salary of $55K, Deloitte provides Tax Consultants with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $77K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Tax Consultant


Survey results show that Tax Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Tax Consulting, Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Tax Preparation. Most people skilled in Tax Compliance are similarly competent in Tax Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Tax Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Tax Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 159 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tax Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Tax Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 21 salaries. A Tax Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,322

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

Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Tax Consultants in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Tax Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+16 percent), New York (+9 percent), Minneapolis (+9 percent), and San Jose (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Atlanta and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Tax Consultant

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Tax Consultant Salaries

▲111%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$59,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Tax Consultant Salaries


National Average
$59,000

Tax Compliance
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%
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