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Tax Preparers in New Mexico

Want to work in New Mexico as a Tax Preparer? Read this first!

6.7% Jobs Projection
$38,830 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Tax Preparers Work in New Mexico?

There were approximately 400 workers employed as Tax Preparers in this state in 2018.

There were 410 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Tax Preparers in NM Employment Trend

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

Tax Preparers in NM vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.

Job Projections for Tax Preparers: Nation vs. NM

New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 50 annual job openings, and a total of 480 jobs for New Mexico 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 New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $18,920 to $70,750 with $38,830 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.1 to $34.01. The median hourly rate was $18.67.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.58 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.09.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Tax Preparers Earnings: NM vs. National Average

Top New Mexico 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
Albuquerque, NM 150 $52,630
Farmington, NM 100 $34,210
Santa Fe, NM 50 $53,210

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 NM Employment Total
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 210


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