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Tax Preparer Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,400
25th Percentile Wage
$20,840
50th Percentile Wage
$26,090
75th Percentile Wage
$42,890
90th Percentile Wage
$62,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $26,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,400.

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
$26,090
-0.92% -3.76%
2016
$26,330
0.65% -
2015
$26,160
4.32% -
2014
$25,030
-9.43% -
2013
$27,390
1.17% -
2012
$27,070
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Tax Preparers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of South Carolina ranges from $20,410 to $34,860. The highest paying area for tax preparers in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $34,860. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $32,210). The lowest paying area is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$34,860
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$32,210
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$31,910
Augusta-Richmond County
$30,840
Spartanburg
$28,150
Florence
$24,770
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$24,380
Sumter
$24,010
Anderson
$23,180
Columbia
$22,420
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,080
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$21,110
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$20,410




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