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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin

The annual and hourly salary statistics of tax preparers in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of tax preparers in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,250
25th Percentile Wage
$24,010
50th Percentile Wage
$38,220
75th Percentile Wage
$49,770
90th Percentile Wage
$58,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $21,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.22
25th Percentile Wage
$11.54
50th Percentile Wage
$18.37
75th Percentile Wage
$23.93
90th Percentile Wage
$28.14

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.14. The median hourly salary is $18.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.22.

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
201638,220-0.86%-11.72%
201538,5500.05%-
201438,5302.39%-
201337,610-13.53%-
201242,700--

Table 3. Compare Tax Preparer Salary in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with Other Wisconsin Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $38,220 in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is in the middle of salary range for tax preparers in state of Wisconsin. In comparison, the annual salary of tax preparers in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is 27.8 percent (27.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington and 41.7 percent (41.7%) 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

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