Information About Tax Preparers

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Training

Tax preparers need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Tax preparers
Training for Tax Preparers
Percent
Less than High School 2.1
High School 15.5
Some College 24.8
Associates Degree 8.8
Bachelors Degree 31.5
Masters Degree 12.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.9

Employment

Represents about 95,000 people in the United States- 28.9% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more tax preparers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 18,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, tax preparers make $18.95 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tax preparers $8.91 $11.00 $15.50 $23.50 $34.30
Business and financial operations occupations $16.70 $21.90 $29.60 $40.10 $52.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, tax preparers make $39,410 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tax preparers $18,540 $23,050 $32,320 $49,070 $71,450
Business and financial operations occupations $34,770 $45,750 $61,700 $83,450 $110,040
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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