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Tax Preparer Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$66,502 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tax Preparer is $66,502 a year and $32 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Tax Preparer is between $48,575 and $81,455. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Tax Preparer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Prepares income tax return forms for individuals and small businesses.
  • Checks financial records to determine needed tax forms.
  • Reads hard copy or electronic copy of tax law handbooks or bulletins to determine procedure for preparation of atypical returns.
Tax Preparer Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Tax Preparers

Job family population: 68,720

Estimated population of Tax Preparer jobs: 58,776

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Tax Preparer Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Senior Tax Preparer
May 13
Tacoma, WA, USA
We are currently seeking a senior level tax preparer with extensive individual and corporate tax experience that is comfortable working in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate will ...
Tax Senior / Tax Supervisor
Jun 13
Seattle, WA, USA
King & Oliason
Tax Supervisor and Tax Senior responsibilities include: preparation of highly complex tax returns, including individual, trust, non-profit and corporate returns; technical research; and high level ...
Tax Associate
Jun 10
Alpine CPAs
Prepare complex tax returns for individuals, trusts, private foundations, partnerships, and s-corporations.Utilize web-based research tools for analysis and decision making.Correspond with Federal ...
Remote Senior Tax Accountant
Jun 19
Seattle, United States
Aprio Cloud
Prepare income tax returns (1120, 1120S, 1065, 1040) for manager review Recommend and implement effective tax planning strategies Prepare quarterly estimated taxes, safe harbor calculations Work with ...
Tax Accountant
Jun 4
Seattle, WA, USA
Financial Independence Group
Prepare individual (1040) and small business tax returns and associated schedules. * Meet or exceed all productivity deadlines, goals, and established client or management expectations. * Preparation ...
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