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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,220
25th Percentile Wage
$34,540
50th Percentile Wage
$57,140
75th Percentile Wage
$70,990
90th Percentile Wage
$137,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,220.

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
$57,140
28.21% 28.39%
2015
$41,020
0.88% -
2014
$40,660
-10.45% -
2013
$44,910
8.88% -
2012
$40,920
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Colorado ranges from $24,130 to $68,280. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $68,280. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,040). The lowest paying area is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$68,280
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$56,040
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$44,470
Grand Junction
$41,580
Greeley
$36,660
Colorado Springs
$31,710
Fort Collins-Loveland
$27,090
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$24,130




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