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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,980
25th Percentile Wage
$19,060
50th Percentile Wage
$30,700
75th Percentile Wage
$56,660
90th Percentile Wage
$72,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,980.

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
$30,700
-15.34% -29.61%
2016
$35,410
-3.25% -
2015
$36,560
-0.79% -
2014
$36,850
-2.47% -
2013
$37,760
-5.38% -
2012
$39,790
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Georgia ranges from $18,600 to $44,090. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Georgia is Valdosta with a median annual salary of $44,090. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (mean annual salary $39,720). The lowest paying area is Warner Robins with a median annual salary of $18,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Valdosta
$44,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$39,720
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$34,090
Rome
$28,460
Columbus
$27,060
Albany
$26,870
Brunswick
$23,750
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$22,950
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$19,760
Savannah
$19,470
Macon
$19,210
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$19,110
Warner Robins
$18,600




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