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Tax Preparer Salary Information in New Jersey

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,660
25th Percentile Wage
$39,010
50th Percentile Wage
$45,910
75th Percentile Wage
$64,280
90th Percentile Wage
$79,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,660.

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
$45,910
14.44% 6.99%
2016
$39,280
5.93% -
2015
$36,950
1.65% -
2014
$36,340
-20.25% -
2013
$43,700
2.29% -
2012
$42,700
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Tax Preparers in New Jersey Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of New Jersey ranges from $24,260 to $38,740. The highest paying area for tax preparers in New Jersey is Camden with a median annual salary of $38,740. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton (mean annual salary $34,060). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $24,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Camden
$38,740
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$34,060
Edison-New Brunswick
$30,450
Wilmington
$24,260




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