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Tax Preparers in Virginia

Considering a career as a Tax Preparer in Virginia?

17.1% Jobs Projection
$27,690 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Tax Preparers Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 1,700 workers employed as Tax Preparers in this state in 2018.

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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Tax Preparers in this state are growing at a rate of 17.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 390 annual job openings, and a total of 3,490 jobs for Virginia 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Tax Preparers ranged from $17,930 to $65,060 with $27,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.62 to $31.28. The median hourly rate was $13.31.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $13.67 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.36.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,330 $38,660
Richmond, VA 330 $26,690
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 310 $27,610
Lynchburg, VA 80 $24,390
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 $54,850

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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