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Pepperdine University School of Law

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How Much Accountants And Tax Preparers Earn In Every State

Forbes, Here's How Much Money Accountants and Tax Preparers Earn In Every State:

Using occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we analyzed and put together a review of the average salary of accountants and tax preparers in each U.S. state for 2019. Check out the full breakdown below of where accountants and tax preparers take home the least money, and where they earn the most. ...

Here’s a breakdown of the top-10 states in which accountants and tax preparers earn the most, based on the BLS’s mean annual wage data:

State Accountants
New York $95,430
New Jersey $91,400
Virginia $84,740
California $83,540
Alaska $82,040
Connecticut $82,040
Texas $81,330
Maryland $80,930
Massachusetts $80,280
Illinois $80,050

State Tax Preparers
Colorado $73,740
Massachusetts $62,300
California $61,970
Pennsylvania $57,720
New York $54,470
Maryland $53,560
Minnesota $52,780
New Jersey $52,620
Texas $50,120
Ohio $49,860

Here’s a breakdown of the top-10 states in which accountants and tax preparers earn the least:

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