Tax preparer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Tax preparer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $50,520
Massachusetts $59,920
Texas $49,750
New York $61,880
California $52,020
Alaska $49,520
Colorado $56,690
Oregon $49,660
Hawaii $53,210
North Dakota $44,580
Maryland $45,610
New Jersey $46,460
Iowa $43,365
Connecticut $46,760
Minnesota $51,260
New Hampshire $45,190
Nevada $46,360
Ohio $37,390
Vermont $49,540
Tennessee $43,070
Indiana $40,342
Utah $37,220
Wisconsin $39,870
Kentucky $37,920
North Carolina $33,240
Pennsylvania $37,549
Illinois $41,113
Oklahoma $40,320
South Dakota $38,540
New Mexico $38,830
Kansas $37,320
Rhode Island $43,770
South Carolina $30,710
Missouri $37,010
Montana $39,840
Georgia $33,640
Arizona $36,895
Louisiana $30,740
Florida $30,060
Arkansas $34,870
Maine $34,710
Washington $31,130
Nebraska $32,860
Guam $33,810
Virginia $27,690
Idaho $29,190
Alabama $29,970
Puerto Rico $19,930
West Virginia $29,240
Wyoming $25,310
Mississippi $22,490

How do tax preparer salaries compare to similar careers?

Tax preparers earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than cost estimators but more than tellers.

Career Median Salary
Cost estimator salary $59K
Accountant salary $59K
Social fundraiser salary $57K
Revenue agent salary $54K
Credit counselor salary $45K
Tax preparer salary $41K
Financial clerk salary $40K
Bill and account collector salary $38K
Bookkeeper salary $34K
Teller salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)