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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Oklahoma

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax preparers in the state of Oklahoma are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax preparers amongst Oklahoma 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,580
25th Percentile Wage
$25,610
50th Percentile Wage
$36,370
75th Percentile Wage
$52,490
90th Percentile Wage
$65,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.89
25th Percentile Wage
$12.31
50th Percentile Wage
$17.48
75th Percentile Wage
$25.23
90th Percentile Wage
$31.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.57. The median hourly salary is $17.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.89.

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
201636,37012.81%23.01%
201531,7106.72%-
201429,5801.45%-
201329,1503.95%-
201228,000--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Oklahoma ranges from $26,420 to $47,730. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Oklahoma is Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,730. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Tulsa (mean annual salary $46,190). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$47,730
Tulsa
$46,190
Oklahoma City
$37,040
Fort Smith
$31,080
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$29,130
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$26,420


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