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Tax Advisors - Wages & Trends

Some tax preparers work much longer hours during the busy tax season. Some may work only during tax season. Some tax preparers work on commission rather than for a wage. All of these factors affect how much tax preparers earn.

Wages vary depending on the education and experience of the tax preparer. Wages also vary by employer and area of the country.

Full-time tax preparers who work year round usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Self-employed tax preparers must provide their own insurance.

Tax preparers (SOC 13-2082)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $11.75 $15.52 $24.49
Yearly $24,440 $32,274 $50,933
    Champaign Area Hourly $15.55 $17.75 $21.85
Yearly $32,339 $36,925 $45,440
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $8.79 $13.06 $24.30
Yearly $18,281 $27,163 $50,543
    Cook County Hourly $10.99 $14.30 $20.48
Yearly $22,867 $29,737 $42,593
    Du Page County Hourly $25.45 $32.72 $38.01
Yearly $52,936 $68,061 $79,068
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $12.62 $14.29 $16.68
Yearly $26,254 $29,728 $34,699
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $12.71 $13.64 $14.57
Yearly $26,440 $28,374 $30,308
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $15.95 $27.92 $34.18
Yearly $33,169 $58,069 $71,098
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $12.85 $16.77 $20.14
Yearly $26,734 $34,878 $41,888
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $11.56 $24.51 $28.25
Yearly $24,044 $50,989 $58,755
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $16.64 $18.54 $25.50
Yearly $34,605 $38,572 $53,048
    Springfield Area Hourly $9.07 $9.45 $15.01
Yearly $18,863 $19,660 $31,213
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $9.35 $10.56 $21.07
Yearly $19,447 $21,960 $43,833
United States Hourly $13.68 $20.71 $30.32
Yearly $28,450 $43,080 $63,070

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.