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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,250
25th Percentile Wage
$27,080
50th Percentile Wage
$35,410
75th Percentile Wage
$55,190
90th Percentile Wage
$84,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,250.

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
$35,410
0.23% 7.23%
2016
$35,330
17.44% -
2015
$29,170
-3.22% -
2014
$30,110
0.23% -
2013
$30,040
-9.35% -
2012
$32,850
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Ohio ranges from $20,070 to $70,040. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Ohio is Dayton with a median annual salary of $70,040. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Akron (mean annual salary $59,780). The lowest paying area is Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dayton
$70,040
Akron
$59,780
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$43,710
Canton-Massillon
$41,350
Mansfield
$39,370
Cincinnati-Middletown
$32,380
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$30,180
Columbus
$29,980
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$28,650
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$28,570
Toledo
$23,870
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$20,070




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