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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,850
25th Percentile Wage
$18,720
50th Percentile Wage
$22,070
75th Percentile Wage
$28,250
90th Percentile Wage
$50,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $22,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,850.

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
$22,070
5.80% -3.44%
2016
$20,790
0.77% -
2015
$20,630
-14.93% -
2014
$23,710
-4.64% -
2013
$24,810
7.98% -
2012
$22,830
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Mississippi ranges from $19,590 to $39,310. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Mississippi is Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,310. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Pascagoula (mean annual salary $29,040). The lowest paying area is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $19,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$39,310
Pascagoula
$29,040
Jackson
$22,270
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$21,180
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$20,750
Gulfport-Biloxi
$19,590




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