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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,440
25th Percentile Wage
$21,770
50th Percentile Wage
$35,410
75th Percentile Wage
$53,880
90th Percentile Wage
$70,190

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 $70,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,440.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.38
25th Percentile Wage
$10.47
50th Percentile Wage
$17.03
75th Percentile Wage
$25.90
90th Percentile Wage
$33.74

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.74. The median hourly salary is $17.03. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.38.

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
201635,410-3.25%-12.37%
201536,560-0.79%-
201436,850-2.47%-
201337,760-5.38%-
201239,790--

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 $18,430 to $38,870. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $38,870. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Columbus (mean annual salary $27,060). The lowest paying area is Macon with a median annual salary of $18,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$38,870
Columbus
$27,060
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$26,170
Savannah
$25,490
Brunswick
$23,750
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$22,990
Warner Robins
$20,750
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$19,270
Macon
$18,430



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