Tax Preparer

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October 30, 2016

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Tax Preparer Job Description

Tax Preparers Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses but do not have the background or responsibilities of an accredited or certified public accountant.

Tax Preparer Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Tax Preparer is $29369 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $55538. The lowest salary reported was $17328. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Tax Preparer is $14.6 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $27.62. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.62. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Tax Preparer are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $983 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $0.43 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Tax Preparer. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
Arizona – $25,000 – $53,000
California – $26,184 – $83,124
Georgia – $20,488 – $52,650
Illinois – $14,191 – $76,933
New York – $24,126 – $69,043
Texas – $15,813 – $45,550
Virginia – $18,843 – $44,000

These are the highest paying cities for a Tax Preparer. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Los Angeles, California –
Atlanta, Georgia –
San Diego, California –
Tulsa, Oklahoma –
Tucson, Arizona –
Smithfield, Virginia –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Tax Preparer from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $29369 while in 2007 it was just $27236.29

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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69%

31%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 69% of Tax Preparers were females while 31% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Office Manager
$24,316 – $56,597
Administrative / Office Manager
$23,799 – $53,777
Bookkeeper
$21,104 – $47,616

Future Jobs

Senior Tax Accountant
$48,221 – $83,074
Staff Accountant
$31,575 – $55,696
Tax Manager
$64,165 – $122,346


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