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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax preparers in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax preparers amongst Alaska metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Tax Preparers in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,880
25th Percentile Wage
$30,370
50th Percentile Wage
$42,730
75th Percentile Wage
$64,440
90th Percentile Wage
$88,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,730
-11.42% -20.31%
2016
$47,610
-9.81% -
2015
$52,280
-1.61% -
2014
$53,120
1.37% -
2013
$52,390
1.87% -
2012
$51,410
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Tax Preparers in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Alaska ranges from $35,640 to $40,700. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $40,700. The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$40,700
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$35,640




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