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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 84044$30.94/hr$18.95/hr$20.22/hr$30.31/hr$38.83/hr$49.81/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services1,350$28.17/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
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$25.16/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$24.23/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$23.45/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$24.33/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$24.25/hr5.9%
Southwest Minnesota 60$24.78/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$24.17/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$23.72/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$23.59/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 90$29.89/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 90$24.23/hr5.1%
Northwest Minnesota 100$23.59/hr1.5%
Central Minnesota 160$28.17/hr0.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 840$30.31/hr1.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 930$30.22/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,360$28.17/hr1.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,440$31.90/hr-2.5%
Loan Officers 7,520$39.79/hr2.3%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 4,500$24.46/hr-2.0%
Bill and Account Collectors 4,150$23.54/hr-14.4%
Brokerage Clerks 1,790$24.98/hr-8.3%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 7,530$40.46/hr6.7%
New Accounts Clerks 1,530$19.39/hr-12.4%
Insurance Underwriters 2,410$34.02/hr-5.5%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 220$24.83/hr-7.9%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,810$25.27/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.