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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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$31,440
-8.94% -24.17%
2015
$34,250
-14.57% -
2014
$39,240
-0.87% -
2013
$39,580
1.36% -
2012
$39,040
- -

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 $20,590 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 Niles-Benton Harbor (mean annual salary $42,820). The lowest paying area is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$45,230
Niles-Benton Harbor
$42,820
Lansing-East Lansing
$42,510
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$42,450
Kalamazoo-Portage
$42,190
Ann Arbor
$38,330
Jackson
$36,980
Holland-Grand Haven
$36,190
Bay City
$35,750
Flint
$31,770
South Bend-Mishawaka
$31,470
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$29,790
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$28,130
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$27,500
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$27,390
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$24,870
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$24,840
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$24,830
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$20,590




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