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Tax Preparers in Illinois

Considering a career as a Tax Preparer in Illinois?

$28,240 Median Salary
  • Tax Preparers in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Tax Preparers Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 3,370 workers employed as Tax Preparers in this state in 2018.

There were 4,080 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 710 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


What do Tax Preparers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $19,040 to $44,270 with $28,240 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.15 to $21.29. The median hourly rate was $13.58.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.07 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.49.

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


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,750 $28,200
St. Louis, MO-IL 570 $37,880
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 80 $48,380
Bloomington, IL 30 n/a

Top States for Tax Preparers Employment

The table below shows the states 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

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