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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,600
25th Percentile Wage
$25,960
50th Percentile Wage
$35,330
75th Percentile Wage
$51,330
90th Percentile Wage
$64,870

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 $64,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,600.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.39
25th Percentile Wage
$12.48
50th Percentile Wage
$16.98
75th Percentile Wage
$24.68
90th Percentile Wage
$31.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.19. The median hourly salary is $16.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.39.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,33017.44%7.02%
201529,170-3.22%-
201430,1100.23%-
201330,040-9.35%-
201232,850--

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 $23,330 to $56,820. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Ohio is Dayton with a median annual salary of $56,820. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (mean annual salary $46,990). The lowest paying area is Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dayton
$56,820
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$46,990
Akron
$44,000
Canton-Massillon
$41,350
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$33,720
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$33,100
Cincinnati-Middletown
$32,380
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$29,590
Columbus
$28,800
Toledo
$23,870
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$23,330


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