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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 metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,200
25th Percentile Wage
$25,610
50th Percentile Wage
$44,330
75th Percentile Wage
$63,300
90th Percentile Wage
$81,780

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 $81,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,200.

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
$44,330
14.62% 25.72%
2016
$37,850
-2.46% -
2015
$38,780
13.38% -
2014
$33,590
7.00% -
2013
$31,240
-5.41% -
2012
$32,930
- -

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 $65,140. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $65,140. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $56,140). The lowest paying area is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $23,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$65,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$56,140
Wichita Falls
$52,760
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,530
Tyler
$46,830
Victoria
$46,240
San Angelo
$46,230
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$46,180
Waco
$45,570
Corpus Christi
$43,020
Abilene
$42,860
Sherman-Denison
$42,600
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$41,760
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,860
Lubbock
$38,750
Amarillo
$35,530
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$34,330
Texarkana-Texarkana
$32,960
El Paso
$32,400
Midland
$31,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$30,080
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$29,790
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$29,060
Brownsville-Harlingen
$28,980
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,090
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$26,130
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$23,470
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$23,350




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