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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax preparers in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax preparers among Virginia 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,350
25th Percentile Wage
$22,570
50th Percentile Wage
$30,550
75th Percentile Wage
$50,910
90th Percentile Wage
$73,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.82
25th Percentile Wage
$10.85
50th Percentile Wage
$14.69
75th Percentile Wage
$24.48
90th Percentile Wage
$35.15

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.15. The median hourly salary is $14.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.82.

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
201630,550-5.83%-22.62%
201532,330-5.54%-
201434,120-14.98%-
201339,2304.51%-
201237,460--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Virginia ranges from $23,920 to $38,060. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $38,060. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Roanoke (mean annual salary $36,520). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$38,060
Roanoke
$36,520
Lynchburg
$35,230
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$30,360
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$27,730
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$27,710
Richmond
$26,910
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$24,550
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$24,270
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$23,920



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