Average Experienced Tax Preparer Hourly Pay

$15.85
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,936
Bonus
$4,913
Commission
$1,024
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Tax Preparer is $15.85.
10%
$10.18
10%
$15.85
50%
$29.48
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.85
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $29
Bonus
$103 - $4,964
Profit Sharing
$750 - $9,736
Commission
$515 - $38,783
Total Pay
$21,242 - $70,776

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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 $12.90. Liberty Tax Services, Inc. pays the lowest at around $11.00.

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Popular Skills for Tax Preparer

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

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 $10.87 based on 195 salaries. An early career Tax Preparer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.00 based on 763 salaries. A mid-career Tax Preparer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.53 based on 354 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,524 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Early Career
50.1%
Mid Career
23.2%
Late Career
13.9%