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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,870
25th Percentile Wage
$21,690
50th Percentile Wage
$31,440
75th Percentile Wage
$52,730
90th Percentile Wage
$83,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,870.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.07
25th Percentile Wage
$10.43
50th Percentile Wage
$15.12
75th Percentile Wage
$25.35
90th Percentile Wage
$40.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.17. The median hourly salary is $15.12. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.07.

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
201631,440-8.94%-24.17%
201534,250-14.57%-
201439,240-0.87%-
201339,5801.36%-
201239,040--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Michigan ranges from $20,360 to $45,230. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Michigan is Muskegon-Norton Shores with a median annual salary of $45,230. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills (mean annual salary $42,450). The lowest paying area is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$45,230
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$42,450
Kalamazoo-Portage
$39,580
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$39,340
Ann Arbor
$38,330
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$37,100
Jackson
$36,980
Holland-Grand Haven
$36,190
Lansing-East Lansing
$36,010
Bay City
$35,750
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$33,450
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$32,770
Flint
$31,770
South Bend-Mishawaka
$31,470
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$30,480
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$28,150
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$24,720
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$20,360



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