Average Tax Preparer Hourly Pay

$13.08
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,022
Bonus
$2,023
Commission
$2,388
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Tax Preparer is $13.08.
10%
$9.28
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$13.08
90%
$24.58
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $25
Bonus
$104 - $5,036
Profit Sharing
$300 - $20,161
Commission
$173 - $20,952
Total Pay
$19,684 - $58,489
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What Do Tax Preparers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Tax Preparer

4 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Tax Preparer are from the companies H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, Inc and Liberty Tax Services, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at H&R Block where the average pay is $11.17. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, Inc, earning around $11.07. Liberty Tax Services, Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.01. Liberty Group LLC also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.00.

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What Are Popular Skills for Tax Preparers?

Skills in Tax Preparation, Tax Compliance, Accounting and Bookkeeping are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tax Preparers?

An entry-level Tax Preparer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.17 based on 157 salaries. An early career Tax Preparer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.22 based on 626 salaries. A mid-career Tax Preparer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.64 based on 294 salaries. An experienced Tax Preparer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.50 based on 273 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Tax Preparer in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 37.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (26.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (13.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,532 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.2%
Early Career
40.9%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
17.8%
Late Career
11.9%