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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 8014$23.21/hr$15.06/hr$18.08/hr$19.69/hr$26.77/hr$34.23/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services1,100$23.71/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$22.52/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$34.52/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$24.55/hr5.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$21.87/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$27.79/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$36.00/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$22.26/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 50$26.77/hr5.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$28.36/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$22.02/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 70$22.60/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$19.69/hr1.5%
Central Minnesota 110$22.11/hr0.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 720$27.27/hr1.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 790$23.95/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,100$23.71/hr1.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,050$35.29/hr-2.5%
Loan Officers 7,270$40.54/hr2.3%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 4,320$24.06/hr-2.0%
Bill and Account Collectors 4,100$22.46/hr-14.4%
Brokerage Clerks 1,170$27.90/hr-8.3%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 7,830$36.43/hr6.7%
New Accounts Clerks 1,440$23.09/hr-12.4%
Insurance Underwriters 1,970$38.92/hr-5.5%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 180$23.65/hr-7.9%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,700$28.79/hr-14.4%


  • Check data input or verify totals on forms prepared by others to detect errors in arithmetic, data entry, or procedures.
  • Use all appropriate adjustments, deductions, and credits to keep clients' taxes to a minimum.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
  • Review financial records, such as income statements and documentation of expenditures to determine forms needed to prepare tax returns.
  • 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.
  • Furnish taxpayers with sufficient information and advice to ensure correct tax form completion.
  • Calculate form preparation fees according to return complexity and processing time required.
  • Consult tax law handbooks or bulletins to determine procedures for preparation of atypical returns.
  • Schedule appointments with clients.