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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,620
25th Percentile Wage
$43,540
50th Percentile Wage
$57,070
75th Percentile Wage
$76,970
90th Percentile Wage
$101,220

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 $101,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,070
0.07% 0.33%
2016
$57,030
0.05% -
2015
$57,000
-8.35% -
2014
$61,760
3.34% -
2013
$59,700
4.72% -
2012
$56,880
- -

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 $89,550. The highest paying area for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in California is Stockton with a median annual salary of $89,550. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $89,550). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $45,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Stockton
$89,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$89,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$86,830
Bakersfield-Delano
$86,750
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$84,320
Vallejo-Fairfield
$84,040
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$84,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$81,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$79,150
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$76,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$73,560
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$71,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$61,150
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$50,080
Fresno
$45,710




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