Tax Preparer Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

The salary statistics of tax preparers in the industry sector of finance and insurance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare tax preparer salaries in different industries within the finance and insurance 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 finance and insurance. 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 $91,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid tax preparers is $19,040.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
3.86% 20.79%
-22.40% -
26.25% -
8.73% -
- -

Compare Tax Preparer Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of tax preparers in ten industries in the finance and insurance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for tax preparer occupations is the securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry with an annual salary $57,830. The lowest paying industry is the insurance agencies and brokerages industry (annual salary $22,300). For detailed tax preparer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
Other Financial Investment Activities
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages

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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