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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,730
25th Percentile Wage
$21,730
50th Percentile Wage
$28,950
75th Percentile Wage
$53,490
90th Percentile Wage
$73,930

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 $73,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,730.

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
$28,950
12.37% 33.96%
2016
$25,370
10.05% -
2015
$22,820
11.74% -
2014
$20,140
2.93% -
2013
$19,550
2.20% -
2012
$19,120
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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 $18,840 to $63,160. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Florida is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $63,160. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Lakeland-Winter Haven (mean annual salary $48,340). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$63,160
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$48,340
Jacksonville
$41,830
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$36,940
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$34,990
Tallahassee
$34,460
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$32,670
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$31,610
Ocala
$31,090
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$30,220
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$29,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$27,740
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$25,560
Punta Gorda
$25,150
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$24,220
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$24,040
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$23,930
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$22,900
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$22,830
Port St Lucie
$19,810
Naples-Marco Island
$19,690
Gainesville
$19,360
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$18,840




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