Tax Preparer Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of tax preparers in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare tax preparer salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Tax Preparers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tax preparers is $58,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid tax preparers is $17,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
-21.64% -16.27%
4.41% -
- -

Compare Tax Preparer Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of tax preparers in two industries in the information sector are shown below. For detailed tax preparer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
Publishing Industries (except Internet)

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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