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Highest Paying Cities for Tax Preparers

The top 100 highest paying cities for tax preparers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of tax preparers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $92,500, Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina is the highest paying city for tax preparers. It is followed by Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California (average annual salary $81,710). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of tax preparers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Tax Preparers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$92,500
210
2 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$81,710
410
3 Prescott, Arizona
$72,580
50
4 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$71,660
170
5 Dayton, Ohio
$70,040
240
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$69,440
1,690
7 Boulder, Colorado
$68,280
80
8 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$67,420
3,180
9 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$65,140
530
10 New Haven, Connecticut
$64,560
40
11 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$64,290
540
12 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$63,880
330
13 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$63,860
1,160
14 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$63,840
30
15 Worcester, Massachusetts
$63,820
60
16 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$63,790
1,950
17 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$63,160
380
18 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$61,860
1,000
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$60,290
1,330
20 Fargo, North Dakota
$59,980
50
21 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$59,890
1,520
22 Akron, Ohio
$59,780
140
23 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$59,360
570
24 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$59,080
40
25 Syracuse, New York
$58,710
90
26 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,660
1,510
27 Visalia-Porterville, California
$58,040
n/a
28 Memphis, Tennessee
$56,680
220
29 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$56,430
70
30 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$56,140
1,730
31 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$56,040
40
32 Huntsville, Alabama
$55,650
70
33 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$54,930
4,770
34 Logan, Utah
$54,580
40
35 Springfield, Massachusetts
$53,830
120
36 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$53,670
n/a
37 Nashua, New Hampshire
$53,510
40
38 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$53,380
80
39 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$53,370
3,250
40 Salem, Oregon
$53,270
80
41 Salt Lake City, Utah
$52,910
360
42 Wausau, Wisconsin
$52,860
50
43 Urban Honolulu, USA
$52,800
230
44 Wichita Falls, Texas
$52,760
30
45 Medford, Oregon
$52,650
80
46 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$52,540
80
47 Stockton, California
$52,500
60
48 Redding, California
$52,320
70
49 Peoria, Illinois
$52,260
80
50 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$51,800
40
51 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$51,700
30
52 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$51,530
90
53 Madison, Wisconsin
$51,160
80
54 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$51,060
50
55 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$50,410
530
56 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$50,260
30
57 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$50,150
1,260
58 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$49,980
80
59 Framingham, Massachusetts
$49,580
80
60 Danbury, Connecticut
$49,490
50
61 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$49,350
50
62 Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana
$49,170
70
63 St Cloud, Minnesota
$48,670
40
64 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$48,600
150
65 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$48,340
70
66 Honolulu, Hawaii
$48,280
310
67 Lafayette, Indiana
$48,200
30
68 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$48,100
40
69 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$48,030
530
70 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$47,950
2,860
71 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$47,800
60
72 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$47,770
420
73 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$47,730
230
74 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$47,690
220
75 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$47,550
770
76 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$47,470
940
77 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$47,000
390
78 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$46,940
40
79 Tyler, Texas
$46,830
50
80 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$46,730
630
81 Victoria, Texas
$46,240
n/a
82 San Angelo, Texas
$46,230
70
83 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$46,180
670
84 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$46,100
200
85 Waco, Texas
$45,570
30
86 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$45,530
60
87 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$45,260
50
88 Muskegon-Norton Shores, Michigan
$45,230
40
89 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$44,870
40
90 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$44,830
30
91 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$44,720
120
92 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$44,470
520
93 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$44,250
70
94 Rochester, New York
$44,200
310
95 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$44,140
50
96 Valdosta, Georgia
$44,090
30
97 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$43,710
340
98 Rapid City, South Dakota
$43,570
80
99 Asheville, North Carolina
$43,400
130
100 Flagstaff, Arizona
$43,340
n/a
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