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Tax Preparer Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,980
25th Percentile Wage
$26,660
50th Percentile Wage
$45,980
75th Percentile Wage
$76,220
90th Percentile Wage
$101,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,980.

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
$45,980
2.33% -11.27%
2016
$44,910
-15.50% -
2015
$51,870
-15.11% -
2014
$59,710
3.52% -
2013
$57,610
11.20% -
2012
$51,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of New York ranges from $19,920 to $67,420. The highest paying area for tax preparers in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $67,420. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Syracuse (mean annual salary $58,710). The lowest paying area is Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$67,420
Syracuse
$58,710
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$47,950
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$47,800
Rochester
$44,200
Nassau-Suffolk
$41,190
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$35,660
Utica-Rome
$34,650
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$31,050
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$23,410
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$20,300
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$19,920




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