Average Tax Professional Salary
$37,000 yearly
$17.81 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$22,000
10 %
$37,000
Median
$59,000
90 %
Calculator
Are you paid fairly? Get Your Salary Estimate
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$59,000
$4,917
$28
75th Percentile
$47,000
$3,917
$23
Average
$37,049
$3,087
$18
25th Percentile
$28,000
$2,333
$13
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Tax Professional Salary By State

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

  • State View
  • Country View
Average Salary:

Tax Professional average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$39,635
$19.06
Alaska
$48,395
$23.27
Arizona
$40,913
$19.67
Arkansas
$40,909
$19.67
California
$65,384
$31.43
Colorado
$47,185
$22.69
Connecticut
$62,647
$30.12
Delaware
$52,543
$25.26
District of Columbia
$47,382
$22.78
Florida
$34,236
$16.46
Georgia
$38,457
$18.49
Hawaii
$17,221
$8.28
Idaho
$33,604
$16.16
Illinois
$27,861
$13.39
Indiana
$34,274
$16.48
Iowa
$29,290
$14.08
Kansas
$31,803
$15.29
Kentucky
$30,372
$14.60
Louisiana
$35,221
$16.93
Maine
$39,957
$19.21
Maryland
$47,524
$22.85
Massachusetts
$65,769
$31.62
Michigan
$37,946
$18.24
Minnesota
$40,221
$19.34
Mississippi
$38,760
$18.63
Missouri
$36,035
$17.32
Montana
$25,215
$12.12
Nebraska
$30,254
$14.55
Nevada
$57,762
$27.77
New Hampshire
$58,241
$28.00
New Jersey
$60,634
$29.15
New Mexico
$49,224
$23.67
New York
$85,709
$41.21
North Carolina
$34,437
$16.56
North Dakota
$36,547
$17.57
Ohio
$34,640
$16.65
Oklahoma
$45,014
$21.64
Oregon
$61,493
$29.56
Pennsylvania
$43,673
$21.00
Rhode Island
$64,002
$30.77
South Carolina
$27,739
$13.34
South Dakota
$24,767
$11.91
Tennessee
$52,234
$25.11
Texas
$54,036
$25.98
Utah
$45,268
$21.76
Vermont
$53,443
$25.69
Virginia
$34,170
$16.43
Washington
$34,315
$16.50
West Virginia
$41,741
$20.07
Wisconsin
$36,808
$17.70
Wyoming
$35,289
$16.97

How much should you get paid?

Tell us about yourself to get a free, personalized Zippia Salary Report and suggestions on how to increase your pay.

Highest Paying Cities For Tax Professional

0 selections
CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$86,233
$41.46
San Jose, CA
$71,722
$34.48
Boston, MA
$65,568
$31.52
Denver, CO
$46,833
$22.52
Tucson, AZ
$40,303
$19.38
Owatonna, MN
$38,785
$18.65

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

See what's out there.

What Is The Average Tax Professional Salary?

  • The average tax professional makes $37,049 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a tax professional is $17.81.
  • The average entry-level tax professional salary is $22,000.
  • Highest paying states for tax professional are New York ($85,709), Massachusetts ($65,769), California ($85,709) and Rhode Island ($85,709).
  • Highest paying cities for tax professional are New York, NY ($86,233), San Jose, CA, Boston, MA, Denver, CO and Tucson, AZ.
  • Tax professionals on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $59,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $47,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $28,000
  • Industries with the highest tax professional salaries are retail, finance and professional.

Average Tax Professional Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $37,000
    $17.81
    +1.7%
    2020
    $36,400
    $17.51
    +5.6%
    2019
    $34,400
    $16.53
    +0.3%
    2018
    $34,300
    $16.48
    +1.3%
    2017
    $33,900
    $16.27
    +1.9%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Auditor

    Avg. salary: $56,184

    An auditor is responsible for reviewing financial statements and making sure that the reports align with the accounting principles and legislative standards. Some of the important duties of an auditor are verifying the company's account statements, ensuring that the business is free from fraud and other unusual activities, providing recommendations to boost operations' performance, and creating financial reports for the board. An auditor should have excellent analytical and decision-making skills to spot inaccuracies of financial statements and resolve financial issues immediately.
    16,152 Auditor Jobs
    Account Auditor

    Avg. salary: $71,527

    The account auditor is the person tasked to conduct audits in sales accounts handled by the company. As with an auditor, this person checks all financial statements, investigates each entry, making sure everything is accounted for correctly. The auditor checks all receivables, attachments, and liquidation to ensure the financial report is accurate, which is vital for strategies that affect company expenses, calculate revenue, gains, and losses, and use those information to file taxes.
    74,190 Account Auditor Jobs
    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
    General Accountant

    Avg. salary: $54,815

    A general accountant is responsible for evaluating account statements, conducting data analysis with financial transactions, and generating reports on revenues, expenses, and sales forecasting. These accountants manage discrepancies on the company and clients' profiles, including bank reconciliations and processing of account receivables and payables. They also handle the release of invoices and petty cash, analyzing balance sheets, and updating accurate financial information on the database. A general accountant must have excellent analytical skills, as well as extensive knowledge of the accounting principles and disciplines.
    80,714 General Accountant Jobs
    Staff Auditor

    Avg. salary: $55,809

    The duties of a staff auditor depend on their line of work or place of employment. Typically, their responsibilities revolve around conducting financial audits and operational analysis to determine efficiency and compliance to regulations, coordinating with different departments to gather data, reach out to clients through calls or correspondence, and arrange appointments when necessary. A staff auditor may also perform clerical tasks such as produce progress reports, create presentations, respond to inquiries and concerns, and maintain extensive records and data.
    57,727 Staff Auditor 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
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Auditor
    $56,184
    $4,682
    $27.01
    Account Auditor
    $71,528
    $5,961
    $34.39
    Accountant
    $52,548
    $4,379
    $25.26
    General Accountant
    $54,815
    $4,568
    $26.35
    Staff Auditor
    $55,809
    $4,651
    $26.83
    Certified Public Accountant
    $66,723
    $5,560
    $32.08

    Which Companies Pay Tax Professionals The Most?

    To earn a high income as a tax professional, working for JPMorgan Chase & Co. or PricewaterhouseCoopers might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like MathWorks and Jefferson Wells International report highly competitive wages for tax professionals.
    Company

    Recently Added Tax Professional Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Tax Professional
    Tax Professional
    Lake Oswego, OR
    08/30/2021
    $70,000
    08/30/2021
    Tri Holdco, Inc.
    Income Tax Professional/Audit Representative
    Income Tax Professional/Audit Representative
    Santa Ana, CA
    07/02/2021
    $52,175
    07/02/2021
    H&R Block, Inc.
    First Year Tax Professional
    First Year Tax Professional
    Boone, CO
    03/14/2021
    $15,131
    03/14/2021
    Siemens Corporation
    Tax Professional
    Tax Professional
    Wilsonville, OR
    03/05/2021
    $63,654
    03/05/2021
    Robert Half
    Tax Professional
    Tax Professional
    Englewood, CO
    01/28/2021
    $45,914
    01/28/2021
    H&R Block, Inc.
    First Year Tax Professional
    First Year Tax Professional
    Pueblo, CO
    01/24/2021
    $15,131
    01/24/2021
    Robert Half
    Tax Prep Professional
    Tax Prep Professional
    Dallas, TX
    01/15/2021
    $41,740
    01/15/2021
    Robert Half
    SR. Tax Professional
    SR. Tax Professional
    Denver, CO
    12/24/2020
    $85,000
    12/24/2020
    Mass Markets
    Experienced Tax Professional (Uncredentialed)
    Experienced Tax Professional (Uncredentialed)
    Sioux City, IA
    12/09/2020
    $40,000
    12/09/2020
    Jackson Hewitt Taxservice
    Tax Professional
    Tax Professional
    Butte-Silver Bow, MT
    12/02/2020
    $27,131
    12/02/2020

    Average Tax Professional Salary by Demographic

    Tax Professional Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $51,947
    female-income
    Female Income
    $49,997
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$51,947
    Female$49,997
    Median Tax Professional Income by Race
    Asian tax professionals have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino tax professionals have the lowest average salary at $47,120.
    $56,000
    $54,000
    $52,000
    $50,000
    $48,000
    $46,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$50,933
    Black or African American$50,061
    Asian$55,082
    Hispanic or Latino$47,120
    Average Tax Professional Salary by Education Level
    Tax professionals with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $61,165 annually. With a Bachelors degree, tax professionals earn a median annual income of $49,997 compared to $40,452 for tax professionals with an Associate degree.
    $63,000
    $58,000
    $53,000
    $48,000
    $43,000
    $38,000
    $33,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$37,469
    Master's Degree$61,165
    Bachelor's Degree$49,997
    Some College/ Associate Degree$40,452