Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

13-2082 Tax Preparers



Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses. Excludes “Accountants and Auditors” (13-2011).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 8033$20.74/hr$14.49/hr$17.11/hr$20.14/hr$24.53/hr$28.74/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services980$25.12/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$14.04/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$24.72/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$20.57/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$18.30/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$18.22/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$16.70/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$30.09/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50N/AN/A
Central Minnesota 70$15.12/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$18.93/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$20.09/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$20.14/hr8.3%
Southwest Minnesota 90$24.20/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 680$27.61/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 700$27.36/hrN/A
Minnesota 990$25.12/hr10.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,080$29.99/hr2.6%
Insurance Underwriters 1,620$31.27/hr-8.4%
Loan Officers 7,740$35.30/hr8.1%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 9,470$39.36/hr4.0%
Bill and Account Collectors 4,940$18.58/hr-5.5%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 5,530$20.02/hr6.3%
Brokerage Clerks 2,470$23.88/hr1.6%
Credit Analysts 2,300$36.22/hr6.5%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,550$24.46/hr-1.2%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,110$21.43/hr-2.8%


  • Consult tax law handbooks or bulletins to determine procedures for preparation of atypical returns.
  • Explain federal and state tax laws to individuals and companies.
  • Review financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures to determine forms needed to prepare tax returns.
  • Use all appropriate adjustments, deductions, and credits to keep clients' taxes to a minimum.
  • Answer questions and provide future tax planning to clients.
  • Furnish taxpayers with sufficient information and advice to ensure correct tax form completion.
  • Compute taxes owed or overpaid, using adding machines or personal computers, and complete entries on forms, following tax form instructions and tax tables.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
  • Check data input or verify totals on forms prepared by others to detect errors in arithmetic, data entry, or procedures.
  • Compute taxes owed or overpaid, using adding machines or personal computers, and complete entries on forms, following tax form instructions and tax tables.