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Tax Preparer Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,860
25th Percentile Wage
$27,960
50th Percentile Wage
$36,960
75th Percentile Wage
$50,350
90th Percentile Wage
$61,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax preparers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.51
25th Percentile Wage
$13.44
50th Percentile Wage
$17.77
75th Percentile Wage
$24.21
90th Percentile Wage
$29.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax preparers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.51. The median hourly salary is $17.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.51.

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
201636,9600.00%5.71%
201536,960-1.70%-
201437,5904.79%-
201335,7902.63%-
201234,850--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax preparers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax preparers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $22,270 to $52,900. The highest paying area for tax preparers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $52,900. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Madison (mean annual salary $52,350). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,270.

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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