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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Utah

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,020
25th Percentile Wage
$27,720
50th Percentile Wage
$38,780
75th Percentile Wage
$59,870
90th Percentile Wage
$87,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,020.

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
$38,780
2.48% 12.69%
2016
$37,820
-16.90% -
2015
$44,210
15.29% -
2014
$37,450
-1.58% -
2013
$38,040
10.99% -
2012
$33,860
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Utah ranges from $23,590 to $54,580. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Utah is Logan with a median annual salary of $54,580. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Salt Lake City (mean annual salary $52,910). The lowest paying area is Ogden-Clearfield with a median annual salary of $23,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Logan
$54,580
Salt Lake City
$52,910
St George
$34,640
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$34,420
Provo-Orem
$32,060
Ogden-Clearfield
$23,590




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