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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,780
25th Percentile Wage
$56,470
50th Percentile Wage
$71,870
75th Percentile Wage
$89,310
90th Percentile Wage
$115,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.09
25th Percentile Wage
$27.15
50th Percentile Wage
$34.54
75th Percentile Wage
$42.94
90th Percentile Wage
$55.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.59. The median hourly salary is $34.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.09.

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
201671,87027.93%29.68%
201551,800-0.64%-
201452,13028.95%-
201337,040-36.45%-
201250,540--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $40,980 to $65,430. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Massachusetts is Worcester with a median annual salary of $65,430. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Springfield (mean annual salary $60,970). The lowest paying area is New Bedford with a median annual salary of $40,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Worcester
$65,430
Springfield
$60,970
Framingham
$49,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$47,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$47,640
New Bedford
$40,980


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