Average Mid-Career Tax Preparer Hourly Pay

$14.64
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,208
Bonus
$2,503
Commission
$1,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Tax Preparer is $14.64.
10%
$9.74
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$14.64
90%
$25.65
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $26
Bonus
$97 - $5,077
Profit Sharing
$250 - $2,939
Commission
$289 - $19,933
Total Pay
$20,330 - $60,326

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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 $12.00. Liberty Tax Services, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.58.

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Popular Skills for Tax Preparer

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

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. An experienced Tax Preparer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.81 based on 295 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Tax Preparer in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 29.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (14.6% less) and Houston, Texas (12.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,410 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.1%
Early Career
52.7%
Experienced
20.9%
Late Career
14.3%