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Tax Preparer Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $7.73 $13.15 $27.23
  Annual Wage $16,100 $27,400 $56,600
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career 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.