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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,610
25th Percentile Wage
$24,760
50th Percentile Wage
$42,200
75th Percentile Wage
$51,350
90th Percentile Wage
$64,320

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 $64,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,610.

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
$42,200
24.79% 26.73%
2016
$31,740
-2.17% -
2015
$32,430
6.41% -
2014
$30,350
-0.23% -
2013
$30,420
-1.64% -
2012
$30,920
- -

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 $22,710 to $42,480. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $42,480. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $42,380). The lowest paying area is Jefferson City with a median annual salary of $22,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$42,480
Kansas City
$42,380
Joplin
$36,210
Columbia
$34,500
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$33,560
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$32,360
Springfield
$28,900
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$25,400
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$25,350
St Joseph
$24,480
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$24,370
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$23,370
Jefferson City
$22,710




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