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How Much Does a Tax Analyst Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$62,000
$46,000
$62,000
$84,000
Tax analysts in the United States make an average salary of $62,644 per year or $30.12 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level tax analyst salary is roughly $46,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $84,000. If you like following the crowd, finance and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out energy, technology, and retail companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Alaska, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont provide the highest tax analyst salaries.
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Where Tax Analysts Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where tax analysts earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Tax Analysts Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Washington, Alaska and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for tax analysts. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Arkansas, Oregon, and Alabama.
City
Average Salary

Seattle, WA

Salary Range63k - 97k$78k$78,495

Norwalk, CT

Salary Range56k - 90k$72k$71,697

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range55k - 88k$70k$70,385

New York, NY

Salary Range53k - 85k$68k$67,798

Troy, MI

Salary Range51k - 84k$66k$65,845

Boston, MA

Salary Range52k - 81k$65k$65,171

Chicago, IL

Salary Range50k - 81k$64k$64,289

Chandler, AZ

Salary Range49k - 78k$62k$62,400

Memphis, TN

Salary Range46k - 74k$59k$58,573

Cleveland, OH

Salary Range45k - 73k$58k$57,906
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High Paying Tax Analyst Jobs

Which Companies Pay Tax Analysts The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a tax analyst, being employed by a company such as Latham & Watkins or Koch Industries would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Mentor Graphics and Synopsys also report highly competitive salaries for tax analysts.
Company
Average Salary
Latham & Watkins
Salary Range132k - 154k$143k$143,172
Koch Industries
Salary Range96k - 125k$110k$109,928
Mentor Graphics
Salary Range97k - 121k$109k$108,817
Synopsys
Salary Range88k - 114k$101k$100,770
Splunk
Salary Range89k - 110k$100k$99,530
Fortinet
Salary Range78k - 101k$89k$89,157
Ernst & Young
Salary Range76k - 102k$88k$88,422
D. E. Shaw & Co.
Salary Range76k - 99k$87k$87,475
Harris
Salary Range75k - 100k$87k$86,703
Thomson Reuters
Salary Range74k - 99k$86k$85,959
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$154k

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    How Much Do Tax Analysts Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, tax analyst salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that energy, technology, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for tax analysts. For example, tax analysts make a whopping average salary of $81,144 while working for energy companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $73,186 at technology companies and $71,074 at retail companies. But tax analysts may want to avoid working in the media industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $64,590.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Energy

    Salary Range65k - 100k$81k$81,144

    Technology

    Salary Range62k - 85k$73k$73,186

    Retail

    Salary Range61k - 82k$71k$71,074

    Finance

    Salary Range60k - 82k$71k$70,824

    Professional

    Salary Range57k - 85k$70k$70,386

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range57k - 73k$65k$64,918

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range56k - 73k$65k$64,691
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