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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,350
25th Percentile Wage
$23,470
50th Percentile Wage
$31,740
75th Percentile Wage
$48,400
90th Percentile Wage
$65,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.77
25th Percentile Wage
$11.28
50th Percentile Wage
$15.26
75th Percentile Wage
$23.27
90th Percentile Wage
$31.27

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.27. The median hourly salary is $15.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.77.

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
201631,740-2.17%2.58%
201532,4306.41%-
201430,350-0.23%-
201330,420-1.64%-
201230,920--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Missouri ranges from $22,670 to $43,790. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $43,790. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (mean annual salary $36,940). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$43,790
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$36,940
Joplin
$36,210
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$34,030
St Louis
$30,500
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$28,940
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$24,370
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$22,670


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