Average Senior Tax Associate Salary
$85,000 yearly
$40.91 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$62,000
10 %
$85,000
Median
$115,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$115,000
$9,583
$55
75th Percentile
$100,000
$8,333
$48
Average
$85,097
$7,091
$41
25th Percentile
$72,000
$6,000
$35
10th Percentile
$62,000
$5,167
$30

Average Senior Tax Associate Salary By State

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Senior Tax Associate average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$71,035
$34.15
Alaska
$90,264
$43.40
Arizona
$68,139
$32.76
Arkansas
$69,859
$33.59
California
$85,697
$41.20
Colorado
$77,052
$37.04
Connecticut
$88,763
$42.67
Delaware
$86,977
$41.82
District of Columbia
$97,397
$46.83
Florida
$71,380
$34.32
Georgia
$69,891
$33.60
Hawaii
$52,173
$25.08
Idaho
$71,656
$34.45
Illinois
$82,048
$39.45
Indiana
$83,169
$39.99
Iowa
$66,946
$32.19
Kansas
$66,037
$31.75
Kentucky
$80,270
$38.59
Louisiana
$74,338
$35.74
Maine
$67,927
$32.66
Maryland
$80,680
$38.79
Massachusetts
$85,874
$41.29
Michigan
$74,678
$35.90
Minnesota
$76,390
$36.73
Mississippi
$59,865
$28.78
Missouri
$68,129
$32.75
Montana
$66,131
$31.79
Nebraska
$65,468
$31.48
Nevada
$75,672
$36.38
New Hampshire
$74,643
$35.89
New Jersey
$92,684
$44.56
New Mexico
$78,020
$37.51
New York
$98,832
$47.52
North Carolina
$74,732
$35.93
North Dakota
$65,930
$31.70
Ohio
$72,368
$34.79
Oklahoma
$78,376
$37.68
Oregon
$76,242
$36.65
Pennsylvania
$79,356
$38.15
Rhode Island
$93,851
$45.12
South Carolina
$64,967
$31.23
South Dakota
$70,612
$33.95
Tennessee
$69,591
$33.46
Texas
$79,251
$38.10
Utah
$65,065
$31.28
Vermont
$74,519
$35.83
Virginia
$85,263
$40.99
Washington
$87,881
$42.25
West Virginia
$64,862
$31.18
Wisconsin
$77,526
$37.27
Wyoming
$66,987
$32.21

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Highest Paying Cities For Senior Tax Associate

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$99,369
$47.77
Washington, DC
$97,454
$46.85
San Francisco, CA
$95,522
$45.92
Seattle, WA
$89,677
$43.11
Stamford, CT
$89,177
$42.87
Arlington, VA
$87,491
$42.06

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What Is The Average Senior Tax Associate Salary?

The average senior tax associate salary is $85,097 per year, or $40.91 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $62,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $115,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Alaska, and Connecticut provide the highest senior tax associate salaries.

Average Senior Tax Associate Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $85,100
    $40.91
    +1.6%
    2020
    $83,700
    $40.24
    +1.7%
    2019
    $82,300
    $39.55
    +1.4%
    2018
    $81,100
    $38.99
    +1.9%
    2017
    $79,600
    $38.27
    +1.3%

    How Much Do Senior Tax Associates Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, senior tax associate salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, manufacturing, and finance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for senior tax associates. For example, senior tax associates make a whopping average salary of $94,417 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $82,871 at manufacturing companies and $80,976 at finance companies. But senior tax associates may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $55,209.
    RankIndustryAverage Senior Tax Associate SalarySenior Tax Associate Salary Range
    1
    Technology
    $94,417
    $44k
    $110k
    2
    Manufacturing
    $82,871
    $44k
    $110k
    3
    Finance
    $80,976
    $44k
    $110k
    4
    Professional
    $74,349
    $44k
    $110k
    5
    Health Care
    $73,769
    $44k
    $110k
    6
    Hospitality
    $55,209
    $44k
    $110k

    High Paying Senior Tax Associate Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Accountant

    Avg. salary: $52,548

    An accountant is a professional whose primary task is to prepare, keep, examine, and interpret financial records. Most accountants are in charge of a wide scope of finance-related tasks, either for private individuals or for large-scale businesses and organizations they are employed with. They make sure that financial statements and records are accurate and comply with laws and regulations. They also compute for taxes, prepare tax returns, and ensure being paid properly and on time. As they keep track and record the flow of money, they can offer guidance on how to reduce costs, enhance revenue, and help in profit maximization.
    71,849 Accountant Jobs
    Corporate Accountant

    Avg. salary: $58,368

    A corporate accountant is a professional who prepares financial statements and maintains financial records of an organization to ensure that they comply with laws, regulations, and the organization's policies. Corporate accountants are required to analyze financial statements to help executives make financial decisions for the organization. They must collect ledgers and financial reports from divisional offices and prepare corporate financial statements for executives. Corporate accountants must also prepare budgets to allocate funds for spending for each department.
    34,115 Corporate Accountant Jobs
    Certified Public Accountant

    Avg. salary: $66,723

    A certified public accountant (CPA) acts as an advisor to small businesses and chief financial officers to Fortune 500 companies. They typically work for both small and large public accounting firms. They offer advice on many issues, such as accounting and taxation. They aid businesses and individuals to plan and achieve their financial goals. There are several requirements to become a CPA, including having a degree in accounting, passing the CPA examination, and obtaining a CPA license to practice.
    108,531 Certified Public Accountant Jobs
    Fund Accountant

    Avg. salary: $68,380

    A fund accountant provides accounting for an investment portfolio. The investments needed include commodities, securities, and/or real estate in an investment fund like a hedge fund or mutual fund. The role of fund accountants includes activity capturing and recording. Fund accountants prepare accurate and timely values, distributions, yields, and fund accounting output for review. They manage activities associated with fund accounting and domestic equity transactions. Also, they work alongside supervisors when it comes to budget development.
    56,433 Fund Accountant Jobs
    Cost Accountant

    Avg. salary: $53,895

    A cost accountant specializes in determining the total cost incurred by a company from producing goods and services. Through the various financial data they collect, the cost accountant will devise plans and strategies that will be a vital factor in the next budget and marketing preparations of a company. Aside from this, a cost accountant is responsible for various tasks such as conducting research and analysis in different areas, keeping financial records and inventory, producing financial reports involving profitability and expenditures, and proposing a budget and other financial plans.
    25,034 Cost Accountant Jobs
    Tax Internship

    Avg. salary: $39,625

    A tax intern is responsible for supporting the finance and accounting department on preparing tax documents, including analyzing financial statements and performing account reconciliations, under the supervision of a tenured tax preparer. Tax interns observe tax processes, shadowing the staff on daily operations, and utilizing their classroom knowledge to practical applications by recommending strategic procedures to handle tax filings efficiently and accurately. A tax intern must have excellent knowledge of the financial industry, as well as high-organizational skills on processing paper works and following instructions from the tax consultant.
    94,024 Tax Internship Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Accountant
    $52,548
    $4,379
    $25.26
    Corporate Accountant
    $58,368
    $4,864
    $28.06
    Certified Public Accountant
    $66,723
    $5,560
    $32.08
    Fund Accountant
    $68,380
    $5,698
    $32.88
    Cost Accountant
    $53,896
    $4,491
    $25.91
    Tax Internship
    $39,626
    $3,302
    $19.05

    Which Companies Pay Senior Tax Associates The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a senior tax associate, being employed by a company such as Mayer Brown or Sullivan & Cromwell would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Zoetis and Weichert, Realtors also report highly competitive salaries for senior tax associates.
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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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    Denver, CO
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    $62,000
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    $64,000
    08/27/2021
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    San Francisco, CA
    08/25/2021
    $100,000
    08/25/2021
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    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Minneapolis, MN
    08/24/2021
    $60,900
    08/24/2021
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    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    San Diego, CA
    08/24/2021
    $60,900
    08/24/2021
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    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Washington, DC
    08/24/2021
    $60,900
    08/24/2021
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    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    McLean, VA
    08/24/2021
    $60,900
    08/24/2021
    KPMG
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Kansas City, MO
    08/24/2021
    $60,900
    08/24/2021
    KPMG
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Philadelphia, PA
    08/24/2021
    $60,900
    08/24/2021
    KPMG
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Tax Experienced Associate or Senior-Renewable Energy Center of Excellence
    Atlanta, GA
    08/24/2021
    $60,900
    08/24/2021

    Average Senior Tax Associate Salary by Demographic

    Senior Tax Associate Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $99,700
    female-income
    Female Income
    $94,506
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$99,700
    Female$94,506
    Median Senior Tax Associate Income by Race
    Asian senior tax associates have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino senior tax associates have the lowest average salary at $95,275.
    $101,000
    $100,000
    $99,000
    $98,000
    $97,000
    $96,000
    $95,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$98,349
    Black or African American$95,279
    Asian$99,820
    Hispanic or Latino$95,275
    Average Senior Tax Associate Salary by Education Level
    $105,000
    $103,000
    $101,000
    $99,000
    $97,000
    $95,000
    $93,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$103,409
    Bachelor's Degree$94,506