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How much does a Tax Preparer make in Illinois?

Average Tax Preparer Hourly Wage in Illinois

Tax Preparers earn a median hourly wage of $19.24. Hourly wages typically start from $9.17 and go up to $38.59.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Tax Preparer Yearly Salary in Illinois

Tax Preparers earn a median salary of $40,020 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,070 and go up to $80,280.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

55%
Full-Time
45%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
235
RATINGS
Tax Preparers average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Tax Preparers in the 58th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Tax Preparer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Tax Preparer Earnings

The highest earning Tax Preparers in Illinois earn:

$38.59
an hour
$80,280
per year
Senior Tax Preparer Earnings

Senior Tax Preparers in Illinois earn:

$29.74
an hour
$61,860
per year
Experienced Tax Preparer Earnings

Experienced Tax Preparers in Illinois earn:

$19.24
an hour
$40,020
per year
Junior Tax Preparer Earnings

Junior Tax Preparers in Illinois earn:

$10.89
an hour
$22,660
per year
Starting Tax Preparer Earnings

Starting Tax Preparers in Illinois earn:

$9.17
an hour
$19,070
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Tax Preparer salary comparison

Tax Preparers earn less than 88% percent of Business careers in Illinois. Tax Preparer salaries are in the bottom 90% of all careers in Illinois.

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Source:

Historical salary for Tax Preparers in Illinois

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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