National » Tax Preparers » Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)

Tax Preparer Salary Information in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of tax preparers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of tax preparers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Tax Preparers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,240
25th Percentile Wage
$25,530
50th Percentile Wage
$29,150
75th Percentile Wage
$41,370
90th Percentile Wage
$70,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $19,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,150
-42.47% -87.65%
2015
$41,530
-9.80% -
2014
$45,600
-20.18% -
2013
$54,800
0.18% -
2012
$54,700
- -

Table 3. Compare Tax Preparer Salary in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $29,150 in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is in the middle of salary range for tax preparers in state of Illinois. In comparison, the annual salary of tax preparers in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is 44.2 percent (44.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Peoria and 32.7 percent (32.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying Kankakee-Bradley.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$52,260
Champaign-Urbana
$42,390
Springfield
$42,090
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$34,640
Rockford
$34,050
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$33,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$29,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$29,150
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$23,120
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$23,110
Kankakee-Bradley
$19,610



See also: Top paying jobs in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois.