The average pay for a Tax Preparer is $12.18 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intuit QuickBooks, Quickbooks, and Accounting. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$19,485 - $71,281
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MEDIAN: $40,381
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$8.90 - $23.76
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$19,485 - $71,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,890  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
Commission
$0.27 - $16,611  
Total Pay (?
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$18,775 - $55,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $23.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.83  
Overtime
$12.87 - $32.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,890  
   
Commission
$0.27 - $16,611  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,775 - $55,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 924

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Job Description for Tax Preparer

A tax preparer assists an individual, a company, or organization in setting up and writing an accurate income tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year. Preparers must make sure the entity for which the tax forms are being prepared pays the lowest taxes allowed by law; they must do this while ensuring that any deductions, exemptions, or claims adhere to current tax laws.

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Tax Preparer Tasks

  • Fill out, complete, and submit tax returns.
  • Apply deductions and credits according to regulations.
  • Examine receipts, paystubs, and other documentation to fill out financial forms.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tax Preparer

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,906

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Key Stats for Tax Preparer

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Tax Preparer Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Tax Preparer Salaries

Intuit QuickBooks
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National Average
$29,000


Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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