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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Knoxville, Tennessee

The annual and hourly salary statistics of tax preparers in Knoxville, Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of tax preparers in Knoxville is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Tax Preparers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,310
25th Percentile Wage
$20,530
50th Percentile Wage
$30,100
75th Percentile Wage
$42,550
90th Percentile Wage
$51,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Knoxville, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $17,310.

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
$30,100
6.25% 5.42%
2016
$28,220
-47.66% -
2015
$41,670
26.49% -
2014
$30,630
-4.93% -
2013
$32,140
11.42% -
2012
$28,470
- -

Table 3. Compare Tax Preparer Salary in Knoxville with Other Tennessee Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $30,100 in Knoxville is in the middle of salary range for tax preparers in state of Tennessee. In comparison, the annual salary of tax preparers in Knoxville is 46.9 percent (46.9%) lower than that in the highest paying Memphis and 36.1 percent (36.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$56,680
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$42,360
Chattanooga
$37,490
Johnson City
$30,920
Knoxville
$30,100
Jackson
$29,720
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$28,740
Clarksville
$26,930
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$25,330
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$20,270
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$19,220



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