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  21$23.17/hr$15.79/hr$20.81/hr$23.52/hr$26.71/hr$29.91/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,350$26.01/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/A$23.52/hr8.3%
Southwest Minnesota N/A$26.20/hr22.4%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$23.53/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$26.57/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$16.59/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$19.87/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$21.91/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$13.18/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$27.34/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 90$17.54/hr12.5%
Northeast Minnesota 100$14.95/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$15.29/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$29.74/hr33.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 940$27.05/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,040$27.35/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,350$26.02/hr10.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,170$28.87/hr2.6%
Insurance Underwriters 1,750$35.09/hr-8.4%
Loan Officers 8,550$35.96/hr8.1%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 9,240$41.58/hr4.0%
Bill and Account Collectors 4,120$18.53/hr-5.5%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 5,760$20.35/hr6.3%
Brokerage Clerks 2,050$24.24/hr1.6%
Credit Analysts 2,080$36.21/hr6.5%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,480$24.85/hr-1.2%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 29,260$21.54/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.