Tax preparer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Tax preparer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $49,520
Alabama $29,970
Arkansas $34,870
Arizona $36,895
California $52,020
Colorado $56,690
Connecticut $46,760
District of Columbia $50,520
Delaware $38,330
Florida $30,060
Georgia $33,640
Guam $33,810
Hawaii $53,210
Iowa $43,365
Idaho $29,190
Illinois $41,113
Indiana $40,342
Kansas $37,320
Kentucky $37,920
Louisiana $30,740
Massachusetts $59,920
Maryland $45,610
Maine $34,710
Michigan $31,440
Minnesota $51,260
Missouri $37,010
Mississippi $22,490
Montana $39,840
North Carolina $33,240
North Dakota $44,580
Nebraska $32,860
New Hampshire $45,190
New Jersey $46,460
New Mexico $38,830
Nevada $46,360
New York $61,880
Ohio $37,390
Oklahoma $40,320
Oregon $49,660
Pennsylvania $37,549
Puerto Rico $19,930
Rhode Island $43,770
South Carolina $30,710
South Dakota $38,540
Tennessee $43,070
Texas $49,750
Utah $37,220
Virginia $27,690
Vermont $49,540
Washington $31,130
Wisconsin $39,870
West Virginia $29,240
Wyoming $25,310

How do tax preparer salaries compare to similar careers?

Tax preparers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than stock traders but more than bookkeepers.

Career Median Salary
Stock trader salary $60K
Accountant salary $61K
Cost estimator salary $59K
Social fundraiser salary $57K
Revenue agent salary $54K
Tax preparer salary $46K
Credit counselor salary $46K
Financial clerk salary $39K
Bill and account collector salary $38K
Bookkeeper salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)