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Tax Preparer Salary

The average pay for a Tax Preparer is $11.84 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Tax Consulting, Bookkeeping, Quickbooks, and Accounting. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
$19,882 - $69,964
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,547
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$8.18 - $21.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$19,882 - $69,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,823  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $9,274  
Commission
$103.04 - $23,037  
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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$17,559 - $55,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.18 - $21.94  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $32.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,823  
   
Commission
$103.04 - $23,037  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $9,274  
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).
)
$17,559 - $55,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,209
United States (change)

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

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

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Tax Preparer Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Tax Preparer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 79%