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Tax Preparers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $25.12
Statewide median: $20.95


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Tax Preparers *

Area Low Median High
$12.88 $19.31 $29.46
$19.33 $25.12 $30.73
Central Minnesota
$13.78 $15.12 $22.32
Northwest Minnesota
$17.11 $20.14 $24.53
Southeast Minnesota
$16.47 $18.93 $22.49
Southwest Minnesota
$21.57 $24.20 $28.04
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$21.47 $27.61 $33.62

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 990 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Tax Preparers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,719 new Tax Preparers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Tax Preparers
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 95,900 106,200 10,300 10.8%
Minnesota 1,436 1,589 153 10.7%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 120 130 10 8.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 595 634 39 6.6%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.