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Tax Preparers in Maine

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

-5% Jobs Projection
$34,710 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

While jobs for Tax Preparers in Maine are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Tax Preparers in Maine is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Tax Preparers Work in Maine?

In Maine, there were 290 people working as Tax Preparers in the year 2018.

There were 360 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Tax Preparers in ME Employment Trend

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

Tax Preparers in ME vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maine

Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are declining at a rate of 5.4% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.

Job Projections for Tax Preparers: Nation vs. ME

Maine Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 60 annual job openings, and a total of 530 jobs for Maine Tax Preparers in 2026.

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

What do Tax Preparers Make in Maine?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $24,800 to $61,640 with $34,710 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.92 to $29.63. The median hourly rate was $16.69.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.77 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $2.08.

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

Tax Preparers Earnings: ME vs. National Average

Top Maine 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
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 30 $23,990

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 ME Employment Total
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 250


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