Average Entry-Level Tax Preparer Hourly Pay

$10.95
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$450
Bonus
$210
Commission
$4,913
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Tax Preparer is $10.95.
10%
$8.69
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$10.95
90%
$17.37
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
Bonus
$98 - $2,052
Profit Sharing
$225 - $6,500
Commission
$3 - $2,543
Total Pay
$18,237 - $41,312

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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 $10.35. Liberty Tax Services, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.92.

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Popular Skills for Tax Preparer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Tax Preparer

An early career Tax Preparer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.06 based on 758 salaries. A mid-career Tax Preparer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.59 based on 344 salaries. An experienced Tax Preparer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.69 based on 307 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 1,618 survey responses.
Early Career
46.8%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
19.0%
Late Career
12.9%