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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax preparers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax preparers among Florida 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,200
25th Percentile Wage
$20,020
50th Percentile Wage
$25,370
75th Percentile Wage
$47,800
90th Percentile Wage
$67,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.75
25th Percentile Wage
$9.63
50th Percentile Wage
$12.20
75th Percentile Wage
$22.98
90th Percentile Wage
$32.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.22. The median hourly salary is $12.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.75.

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
201625,37010.05%24.64%
201522,82011.74%-
201420,1402.93%-
201319,5502.20%-
201219,120--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Florida ranges from $18,730 to $51,490. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Florida is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $51,490. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Lakeland-Winter Haven (mean annual salary $48,400). The lowest paying area is Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent with a median annual salary of $18,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$51,490
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$48,400
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$42,550
Jacksonville
$33,070
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$32,700
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$29,210
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$29,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$26,850
Ocala
$23,630
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$23,330
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$22,830
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$21,950
Port St Lucie
$21,800
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$21,620
Naples-Marco Island
$19,690
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$19,460
Gainesville
$19,360
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$18,730


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