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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,740
25th Percentile Wage
$23,330
50th Percentile Wage
$37,850
75th Percentile Wage
$55,630
90th Percentile Wage
$69,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.01
25th Percentile Wage
$11.22
50th Percentile Wage
$18.20
75th Percentile Wage
$26.75
90th Percentile Wage
$33.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.61. The median hourly salary is $18.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.01.

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
201637,850-2.46%13.00%
201538,78013.38%-
201433,5907.00%-
201331,240-5.41%-
201232,930--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Texas ranges from $23,350 to $54,350. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $54,350. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $51,790). The lowest paying area is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $23,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$54,350
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$51,790
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$45,490
Abilene
$42,860
Corpus Christi
$38,190
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,140
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$34,330
Texarkana-Texarkana
$32,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$32,260
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,010
Brownsville-Harlingen
$29,220
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$27,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$26,690
Lubbock
$25,620
Waco
$25,260
El Paso
$24,510
Tyler
$24,070
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$23,880
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$23,470
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$23,350


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