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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Connecticut

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,500
25th Percentile Wage
$28,060
50th Percentile Wage
$37,040
75th Percentile Wage
$60,120
90th Percentile Wage
$79,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,500.

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
$37,040
-24.78% -26.21%
2016
$46,220
13.13% -
2015
$40,150
-8.39% -
2014
$43,520
-0.51% -
2013
$43,740
-6.88% -
2012
$46,750
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Connecticut cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Connecticut ranges from $30,070 to $64,560. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Connecticut is New Haven with a median annual salary of $64,560. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $51,700). The lowest paying area is Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford with a median annual salary of $30,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Haven
$64,560
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$51,700
Danbury
$49,490
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
$42,850
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
$30,070




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