Tax Preparers

General Information

Description

Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
  • Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$38,080

State-by-state Salary

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$75,390
$19,350
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 30%
  • Associate's degree 25%
  • Bachelor's degree 20%
  • Some college 10%
  • Post baccalaureate 10%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Economics and Accounting
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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