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Tax Preparers in Arkansas

Is Arkansas a good place for you to work as a Tax Preparer?

12.9% Jobs Projection
$34,870 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Tax Preparers in Arkansas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Tax Preparers in Arkansas is growing faster than average.

  • Tax Preparers in Arkansas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Tax Preparers Work in Arkansas?

In 2018, there were 580 Tax Preparers working in the state.

There were 720 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Tax Preparers in AR Employment Trend

The typical state has 840 Tax Preparers working in it, which means Arkansas has fewer Tax Preparers than average.

Tax Preparers in AR vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Arkansas

Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.

Job Projections for Tax Preparers: Nation vs. AR

Arkansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 120 annual job openings, and 1,050 total jobs in 2026 for Tax Preparers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 11,500 annual jobs and 106,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Tax Preparers Make in Arkansas?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $20,010 to $51,760 with $34,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.62 to $24.88. The median hourly rate was $16.76.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.6 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.16.

The median salary in Arkansas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Tax Preparers Earnings: AR vs. National Average

Top Arkansas Metros for Tax Preparers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Tax Preparers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 300 $55,970
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 260 $43,680
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 $30,300

Top States for Tax Preparers Employment

View the list below to see where most Tax Preparers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 10,200 $52,020
Texas 6,280 $45,090
Florida 4,120 $30,060
New York 4,070 $61,880
Illinois 3,370 $28,240
Georgia 2,720 $33,640
Tennessee 2,390 $43,070
Pennsylvania 1,920 $35,610
Ohio 1,790 $37,390
Virginia 1,700 $27,690
Indiana 1,620 $34,690
Massachusetts 1,600 $59,920
Arizona 1,550 $34,930
Michigan 1,550 $0
Oklahoma 1,460 $40,320
Louisiana 1,430 $30,740
Kentucky 1,390 $30,080
North Carolina 1,280 $33,240
Maryland 1,210 $45,610
New Jersey 1,210 $46,460

Below are the states where Tax Preparers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $61,880
Massachusetts $59,920
Colorado $56,690
Hawaii $53,210
California $52,020
Minnesota $51,260
District of Columbia $50,520
Oregon $49,660
Vermont $49,540
Alaska $49,520

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation AR Employment Total
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 500


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