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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax preparers in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax preparers among Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,890
25th Percentile Wage
$22,480
50th Percentile Wage
$30,370
75th Percentile Wage
$43,670
90th Percentile Wage
$49,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,890.

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
$30,370
20.71% 17.95%
2016
$24,080
18.19% -
2015
$19,700
-4.26% -
2014
$20,540
-15.97% -
2013
$23,820
-4.62% -
2012
$24,920
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Arkansas ranges from $18,990 to $38,250. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Arkansas is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,250. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $32,710). The lowest paying area is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$38,250
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$32,710
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$25,560
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$25,130
Hot Springs
$22,740
Jonesboro
$19,190
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,990




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