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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,750
25th Percentile Wage
$19,420
50th Percentile Wage
$24,080
75th Percentile Wage
$38,700
90th Percentile Wage
$46,300

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 $46,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.52
25th Percentile Wage
$9.34
50th Percentile Wage
$11.58
75th Percentile Wage
$18.61
90th Percentile Wage
$22.26

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.26. The median hourly salary is $11.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.52.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,08018.19%-3.49%
201519,700-4.26%-
201420,540-15.97%-
201323,820-4.62%-
201224,920--

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 $27,740. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Arkansas is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,740. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $24,440). 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
$27,740
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$24,440
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$24,300
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$24,010
Hot Springs
$22,740
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,990



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