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Highest Paying Industries for Tax Preparers

The top 13 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $66,190, management of companies and enterprises is the highest paying industry for tax preparers. It is followed by legal services industry (average annual salary $56,820). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of tax preparers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 13 Highest Paying Industries for Tax Preparers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$66,190
80
2 Legal Services
$56,820
450
3 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$51,260
80
4 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,700
940
5 Employment Services
$40,020
120
6 Administrative and Support Services
$36,810
220
7 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,810
220
8 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,940
67,150
9 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$35,710
65,760
10 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$33,540
30
11 Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,540
30
12 Information
$32,630
n/a
13 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$32,110
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for tax preparers.