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Tax Preparer Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of tax preparers in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare tax preparer salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Tax Preparers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,780
25th Percentile Wage
$31,380
50th Percentile Wage
$38,900
75th Percentile Wage
$67,540
90th Percentile Wage
$79,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. 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 $79,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid tax preparers is $23,780.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,900
-35.91% 28.74%
2016
$52,870
9.67% -
2015
$47,760
22.93% -
2014
$36,810
11.84% -
2013
$32,450
14.58% -
2012
$27,720
- -

Compare Tax Preparer Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of tax preparers in three industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 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 employment services industry with an annual salary $39,650. The lowest paying industry is the administrative and support services industry (annual salary $38,900). For detailed tax preparer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Employment Services
$39,650
Temporary Help Services
$39,370
Administrative and Support Services
$38,900

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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