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Tax Preparers in Kentucky

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

11.4% Jobs Projection
$30,080 Median Salary
170 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Tax Preparers Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 1,390 people working as Tax Preparers in the year 2018.

There were 1,330 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 170 annual Tax Preparers job openings in Kentucky, and 1,560 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Tax Preparers Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $17,510 to $69,070 with $30,080 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.42 to $33.21. The median hourly rate was $14.46.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.63 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $3.17.

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


Top Kentucky 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
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 520 $39,320
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 270 $33,050
Evansville, IN-KY 150 $37,410
Bowling Green, KY 90 $27,550
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 50 $35,230
Owensboro, KY 40 $36,040

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

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