Tax Preparers in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a Tax Preparer?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Tax Preparers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Tax Preparers in California is growing faster than average.
Tax Preparers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Tax Preparers Work in California?
In 2018, there were 10,200 Tax Preparers working in the state.
There were 10,710 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 510 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 840 Tax Preparers working in it, which means California has more Tax Preparers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 1,680 annual job openings, and 15,600 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 California?
In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $24,160 to $98,870 with $52,020 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.62 to $47.53. The median hourly rate was $25.01.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.44 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $1.43.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California 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|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||4,870||$52,720|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||1,490||$63,890|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||740||$64,130|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||670||$49,160|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||540||$30,230|
|Santa Rosa, CA||190||$49,260|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||150||n/a|
|El Centro, CA||40||$29,240|
Top States for Tax Preparers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Tax Preparers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Tax Preparers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$50,520|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents||8,660|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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