Tax Preparer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$39,000
$28,000
Min 10%
$39,000
Median 50%
$53,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
SLD CPAs
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a tax preparer make?
As a Tax Preparer in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $39,324 per year or $18.91 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $53,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $28,000 per year. Professional companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Alaska, California, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont have the highest paying Tax Preparer jobs. The typical employment for a Tax Preparer is 2.0 years.
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Average Tax Preparer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Tax Preparer in the United States is $39,324 per year or $18.91 per hour. Tax Preparers make the most in San Jose, CA at about $56,337 per year. Not only that, San Jose, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $38,000. Alaska, California, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont are the states with the highest payscale for Tax Preparers. Pennsylvania, Washington, Florida, Kansas, and Indiana are the lowest earners.

Map of Tax Preparer Salaries

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

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Average Tax Preparer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Tax Preparer makes. Professional companies and Finance companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Tax Preparers at SLD CPAs and Eide Bailly report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like Federated Funeral Directors of America or Farm Credit System, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Tax Preparers.

Average Tax Preparer Pay By Industry

Wages for Tax Preparers can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Finance companies, Non Profits companies, and Retail companies pay their Tax Preparers well. Salaries for Tax Preparers in Finance companies average $43,073 annually, while Non Profits companies and Retail companies pay $42,034 and $40,765, respectively. The types of companies that pay Tax Preparers the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $38,721.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$43,073
$43k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$42,034
$42k
Retail
Retail
$40,765
$41k
Professional
Professional
$38,721
$39k

Tax Preparer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Tax Preparer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
04/22/2020
$30,000
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
04/21/2020
$43,827
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
04/17/2020
$58,436
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
04/14/2020
$33,392
Robert Half
Remote Tax Preparers
03/27/2020
$50,088
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
03/27/2020
$29,301
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
03/26/2020
$58,436
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
03/23/2020
$39,653
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
03/20/2020
$45,914
Robert Half
Tax Preparer
03/20/2020
$35,479
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