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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax preparers in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax preparers among Indiana cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Tax Preparers in Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,710
25th Percentile Wage
$23,880
50th Percentile Wage
$30,140
75th Percentile Wage
$43,790
90th Percentile Wage
$57,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.99
25th Percentile Wage
$11.48
50th Percentile Wage
$14.49
75th Percentile Wage
$21.05
90th Percentile Wage
$27.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.43. The median hourly salary is $14.49. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.99.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,1401.63%-4.98%
201529,650-4.11%-
201430,870-4.57%-
201332,2801.98%-
201231,640--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Tax Preparers in Indiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Indiana ranges from $21,170 to $48,200. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Indiana is Lafayette with a median annual salary of $48,200. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $43,230). The lowest paying area is Kokomo with a median annual salary of $21,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lafayette
$48,200
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$43,230
Michigan City-La Porte
$43,200
Fort Wayne
$35,480
Gary
$34,570
Indianapolis-Carmel
$29,300
Bloomington
$29,170
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$28,450
Terre Haute
$26,420
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$22,250
Kokomo
$21,170


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