Tax preparer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Tax preparer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $79,450
Massachusetts $60,840
Wyoming $60,190
Texas $59,430
Colorado $56,510
Minnesota $55,700
New Jersey $53,850
California $51,400
District of Columbia $50,520
New Hampshire $48,570
Washington $48,560
Michigan $48,210
Utah $48,170
North Dakota $47,960
New York $47,510
Idaho $47,320
Nevada $47,320
Arizona $47,270
Oregon $47,180
Maine $47,040
Illinois $46,910
Vermont $46,910
Montana $46,770
Wisconsin $46,640
Indiana $46,600
Rhode Island $43,770
Maryland $42,760
Pennsylvania $42,600
South Dakota $39,070
Delaware $38,330
Virginia $38,330
Connecticut $38,080
Hawaii $37,990
North Carolina $37,720
Kansas $37,290
Nebraska $37,000
Florida $36,410
South Carolina $36,000
Oklahoma $35,400
New Mexico $34,720
Iowa $31,150
Ohio $31,150
Georgia $30,450
Louisiana $30,260
Arkansas $30,190
Missouri $30,190
Tennessee $29,670
Puerto Rico $29,130
Kentucky $29,020
West Virginia $29,010
Mississippi $28,900
Alabama $28,320
Guam $22,350

How do tax preparer salaries compare to similar careers?

Tax preparers earn 14% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than risk management specialists but more than bill and account collectors.

Career Median Salary
Risk management specialist salary $73K
Fraud analyst salary $73K
Cost estimator salary $65K
Fundraiser salary $61K
Revenue agent salary $57K
Tax preparer salary $46K
Credit counselor salary $48K
Bookkeeper salary $46K
Financial clerk salary $46K
Bill and account collector salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)