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Tax Preparers in South Carolina

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11.5% Jobs Projection
$30,710 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Tax Preparers Work in South Carolina?

840 people worked as Tax Preparers in 2018 in this state.

There were 900 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Tax Preparers in SC Employment Trend

The amount of Tax Preparers working in the state is similar to the average state.

Tax Preparers in SC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.

Job Projections for Tax Preparers: Nation vs. SC

South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 160 annual Tax Preparers job openings in South Carolina, and 1,460 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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $20,230 to $71,820 with $30,710 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.72 to $34.53. The median hourly rate was $14.76.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.54 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.22.

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

Tax Preparers Earnings: SC vs. National Average

Top South 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
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 230 $51,860
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 220 $34,020
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 170 $50,480
Columbia, SC 90 $22,830

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 SC Employment Total
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 280


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