Tax Examiner and Collector, and Revenue Agent Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,020
25th Percentile Wage
$43,870
50th Percentile Wage
$57,030
75th Percentile Wage
$74,960
90th Percentile Wage
$100,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.32
25th Percentile Wage
$21.09
50th Percentile Wage
$27.42
75th Percentile Wage
$36.04
90th Percentile Wage
$48.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.28. The median hourly salary is $27.42. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.32.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,0300.05%0.26%
201557,000-8.35%-
201461,7603.34%-
201359,7004.72%-
201256,880--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in state of California ranges from $45,710 to $91,420. The highest paying area for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $91,420. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta (mean annual salary $84,320). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $45,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$91,420
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$84,320
Bakersfield-Delano
$83,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$82,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$79,710
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$76,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$76,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$76,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$73,200
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$71,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$59,940
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$50,750
Fresno
$45,710


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