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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,370
25th Percentile Wage
$40,010
50th Percentile Wage
$58,530
75th Percentile Wage
$77,850
90th Percentile Wage
$103,370

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 $103,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,370.

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
$58,530
-22.79% 13.65%
2016
$71,870
27.93% -
2015
$51,800
-0.64% -
2014
$52,130
28.95% -
2013
$37,040
-36.45% -
2012
$50,540
- -

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 $35,060 to $63,840. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Massachusetts is Barnstable Town with a median annual salary of $63,840. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Worcester (mean annual salary $63,820). The lowest paying area is Pittsfield with a median annual salary of $35,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Barnstable Town
$63,840
Worcester
$63,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$60,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,660
Springfield
$53,830
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$53,670
Framingham
$49,580
New Bedford
$40,980
Pittsfield
$35,060




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