$12.33
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,161

Profit Sharing

$1,028

Commission

$1,526
The average pay for a Tax Preparer is $12.20 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 Intuit QuickBooks, Quickbooks, and Accounting. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$17,801 - $72,340
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MEDIAN: $39,969
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$8.95 - $24.44
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$0$72K
Salary $17,801 - $72,340
Bonus $0.00 - $4,946
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,304
Commission $2.93 - $16,642
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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$18,781 - $57,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 421
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $8.95 - $24.44
Hourly Tips $1.69
Overtime $13.03 - $34.24
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,946
Commission $2.93 - $16,642
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,304
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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$18,781 - $57,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,627

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

Pay by Experience for a Tax Preparer has a positive trend. An entry-level Tax Preparer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 681 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tax Preparer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 286 salaries. An experienced Tax Preparer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 216 salaries. A Tax Preparer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 130 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,311

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Tax Preparer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Tax Preparer?

Tax Preparer in Phoenix:
"Tax Prep in Phoenix, AZ."
Pros: Tax preparation in Phoenix is fun because you get to communicate with many different kinds of people.
Cons: Yu may have to work long hours.

Tax Preparer in New York:
"Flexible."
Pros: Flexibility, independence, research.
Cons: Long hours.

Tax Preparer in Seal Beach:
"Work culture."
Pros: Meeting new people.
Cons: Stress at work, low pay.

Tax Preparer in Middlesboro:
"Seasonal, office compatibility."
Pros: Helping people, conversations regarding their life.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Tax Preparer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 284 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Tax Preparer Salaries

▲40%

▲24%

▲6%

National Average
$29,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Tax Preparer Salaries

Intuit QuickBooks
▲53%

▲23%

▲21%

▲7%




National Average
$29,000


Data Entry
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 83%