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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Appleton, Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,530
25th Percentile Wage
$21,980
50th Percentile Wage
$24,400
75th Percentile Wage
$38,920
90th Percentile Wage
$61,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Appleton, Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $20,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.86
25th Percentile Wage
$10.57
50th Percentile Wage
$11.73
75th Percentile Wage
$18.71
90th Percentile Wage
$29.38

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Appleton, Wisconsin. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.38. The median hourly salary is $11.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.86.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tax preparers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201624,400-47.17%-42.13%
201435,9101.89%-
201335,2301.56%-
201234,680--

Table 3. Compare Tax Preparer Salary in Appleton with Other Wisconsin Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $24,400 in Appleton is in the middle of salary range for tax preparers in state of Wisconsin. In comparison, the annual salary of tax preparers in Appleton is 53.9 percent (53.9%) lower than that in the highest paying Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington and 8.7 percent (8.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$52,900
Madison
$52,350
Lake County-Kenosha County
$49,280
Green Bay
$40,340
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$38,220
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$35,560
Duluth
$35,200
Janesville
$34,720
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$30,740
La Crosse
$30,480
Appleton
$24,400
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$23,460
Eau Claire
$23,110
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$22,270

See also: Top paying jobs in Appleton, Wisconsin.