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Tax Preparer Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Tax Preparers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,090
25th Percentile Wage
$26,820
50th Percentile Wage
$29,800
75th Percentile Wage
$66,420
90th Percentile Wage
$108,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $108,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid tax preparers is $25,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201629,8004.13%-22.85%
201528,57014.60%-
201324,400-50.04%-
201236,610--

Compare Tax Preparer Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

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

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Social Assistance
$29,800
Individual and Family Services
$28,440

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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