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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,410
25th Percentile Wage
$26,100
50th Percentile Wage
$31,330
75th Percentile Wage
$47,320
90th Percentile Wage
$60,300

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 $60,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,410.

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
$31,330
3.80% -0.99%
2016
$30,140
1.63% -
2015
$29,650
-4.11% -
2014
$30,870
-4.57% -
2013
$32,280
1.98% -
2012
$31,640
- -

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 $49,170. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Indiana is Elkhart-Goshen with a median annual salary of $49,170. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Lafayette (mean annual salary $48,200). The lowest paying area is Kokomo with a median annual salary of $21,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Elkhart-Goshen
$49,170
Lafayette
$48,200
Michigan City-La Porte
$43,200
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$41,620
Bloomington
$38,460
Fort Wayne
$38,250
Gary
$34,070
Terre Haute
$31,240
Indianapolis-Carmel
$30,520
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$28,450
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$25,820
Kokomo
$21,170




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