Average Late-Career Tax Preparer Hourly Pay

$18.49
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,016
Bonus
$4,500
Commission
$2,736
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Tax Preparer is $18.49.
10%
$10.38
MEDIAN
$18.49
90%
$33.46
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $33
Bonus
$10 - $4,767
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,736
Commission
$0 - $4,500
Total Pay
$22,646 - $84,394

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Job Description for Tax Preparer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Tax Preparer

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 $17.10. Liberty Tax Services, Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.00.

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Popular Skills for Tax Preparer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Preparer

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 $11.01 based on 170 salaries. An early career Tax Preparer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.06 based on 743 salaries. A mid-career Tax Preparer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.64 based on 336 salaries. An experienced Tax Preparer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.81 based on 295 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,544 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.0%
Early Career
48.1%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
19.1%