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Tax Preparers in North Carolina

Want to work in North Carolina as a Tax Preparer? Read this first!

14.3% Jobs Projection
$33,240 Median Salary
320 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Tax Preparers Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 1,280 workers employed as Tax Preparers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,510 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 320 annual Tax Preparers job openings in North Carolina, and 2,960 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $18,110 to $101,030 with $33,240 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.71 to $48.57. The median hourly rate was $15.98.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $15.18 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.80.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 440 $38,060
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 310 $27,610
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 $22,720
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 50 $30,610

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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