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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 $70,910, Reno-Sparks, Nevada is the highest paying city for tax preparers. It is followed by Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California (average annual salary $70,380). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$70,910
170
2 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$70,380
440
3 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$69,420
30
4 Boulder, Colorado
$68,280
80
5 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$67,420
3,180
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$65,620
1,720
7 Worcester, Massachusetts
$65,430
60
8 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$62,260
1,060
9 Springfield, Massachusetts
$60,970
110
10 New Haven, Connecticut
$58,180
60
11 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$58,160
1,020
12 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$57,190
80
13 Dayton, Ohio
$56,820
130
14 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$54,770
50
15 Rochester, New York
$54,450
310
16 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$54,350
450
17 Nashua, New Hampshire
$53,510
40
18 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$52,900
600
19 Medford, Oregon
$52,650
80
20 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$52,560
90
21 Madison, Wisconsin
$52,350
100
22 Peoria, Illinois
$52,260
80
23 Syracuse, New York
$52,090
160
24 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$51,940
910
25 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$51,800
40
26 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$51,790
500
27 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$51,530
90
28 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$51,490
480
29 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$50,930
180
30 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$50,840
720
31 Framingham, Massachusetts
$49,580
80
32 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$49,500
250
33 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$49,280
70
34 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$48,400
70
35 Honolulu, Hawaii
$48,280
310
36 Salt Lake City, Utah
$48,230
440
37 Lafayette, Indiana
$48,200
30
38 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$48,030
n/a
39 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$48,010
550
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$47,970
1,720
41 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$47,800
60
42 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$47,770
420
43 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$47,730
80
44 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$47,650
190
45 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$47,640
2,080
46 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$47,550
770
47 Stockton, California
$47,260
60
48 Anchorage, Alaska
$47,040
170
49 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$46,990
570
50 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$46,940
40
51 Huntsville, Alabama
$46,450
70
52 Salinas, California
$46,360
90
53 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$46,190
300
54 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$45,810
3,160
55 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$45,510
80
56 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$45,490
1,940
57 Muskegon-Norton Shores, Michigan
$45,230
40
58 Camden, New Jersey
$44,540
240
59 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$44,470
520
60 Akron, Ohio
$44,000
140
61 Kansas City, Missouri
$43,790
360
62 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$43,420
70
63 Flagstaff, Arizona
$43,340
n/a
64 Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$43,230
170
65 Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana
$43,200
40
66 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$42,960
1,100
67 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$42,880
490
68 Abilene, Texas
$42,860
40
69 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$42,820
150
70 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$42,570
50
71 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$42,550
160
72 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$42,510
3,520
73 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$42,450
860
74 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$42,390
30
75 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
$42,330
30
76 Springfield, Illinois
$42,090
30
77 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$41,610
40
78 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$41,590
3,440
79 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$41,530
3,120
80 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$41,530
220
81 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$41,490
30
82 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$41,370
1,320
83 Canton-Massillon, Ohio
$41,350
30
84 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$41,260
70
85 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$41,200
100
86 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$41,150
160
87 Montgomery, Alabama
$41,050
40
88 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$40,980
n/a
89 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$40,830
230
90 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$40,690
2,340
91 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$40,480
810
92 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$40,340
110
93 Wilmington, North Carolina
$40,330
70
94 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$40,190
360
95 Asheville, North Carolina
$39,760
120
96 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$39,580
60
97 Salem, Oregon
$39,510
60
98 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$39,340
110
99 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$39,310
60
100 Provo-Orem, Utah
$39,300
110
See also: Highest paying industries for tax preparers.