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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax preparers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax preparers among Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,210
25th Percentile Wage
$24,440
50th Percentile Wage
$29,960
75th Percentile Wage
$46,650
90th Percentile Wage
$64,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,210.

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
$29,960
3.97% -7.21%
2016
$28,770
1.74% -
2015
$28,270
-0.25% -
2014
$28,340
-2.22% -
2013
$28,970
-10.87% -
2012
$32,120
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Louisiana ranges from $24,030 to $50,260. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Louisiana is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $50,260. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Alexandria (mean annual salary $36,350). The lowest paying area is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$50,260
Alexandria
$36,350
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$35,930
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$34,320
Shreveport-Bossier City
$29,760
Baton Rouge
$28,740
Lake Charles
$26,360
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$24,760
Lafayette
$24,490
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$24,030




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