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Tax Preparer Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $7.73 $13.15 $27.23
  Annual $16,100 $27,400 $56,600
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation 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.