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Tax Preparers in Texas

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

20.4% Jobs Projection
$45,090 Median Salary
1,200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Tax Preparers Work in Texas?

There were approximately 6,280 workers employed as Tax Preparers in this state in 2018.

There were 6,730 Tax Preparers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,200 annual Tax Preparers job openings in Texas, and 10,720 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $19,260 to $80,400 with $45,090 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.26 to $38.66. The median hourly rate was $21.68.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.31 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.37.

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


Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,370 $46,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,280 $51,020
Austin-Round Rock, TX 460 $45,120
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 370 $41,650
El Paso, TX 120 $32,920
Killeen-Temple, TX 110 $26,810
Abilene, TX 80 $57,330
San Angelo, TX 70 $36,830
Tyler, TX 60 $47,140
Victoria, TX 60 $47,380
Waco, TX 50 $33,780

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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