National » Tax Preparers » Pennsylvania

Tax Preparer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,970
25th Percentile Wage
$24,800
50th Percentile Wage
$33,690
75th Percentile Wage
$50,670
90th Percentile Wage
$73,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.64
25th Percentile Wage
$11.93
50th Percentile Wage
$16.20
75th Percentile Wage
$24.36
90th Percentile Wage
$35.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.13. The median hourly salary is $16.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.64.

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
201633,690-9.74%11.10%
201536,9708.87%-
201433,6909.53%-
201330,4801.74%-
201229,950--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $19,610 to $45,510. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $45,510. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $40,480). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$45,510
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$40,480
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$37,210
Lancaster
$36,890
York-Hanover
$36,550
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$34,820
Pittsburgh
$31,460
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$28,860
Newark-Union
$28,830
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,020
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,890
Philadelphia
$26,550
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$26,280
Reading
$24,210
Altoona
$22,010
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,610



Related:

Highest paying cities for tax preparers

Highest paying industries for tax preparers.