Tax Examiner, Collector and Preparer, and Revenue Agent Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare tax examiner, collector and preparer, and revenue agent salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Tax Examiners, Collectors and Preparers, and Revenue Agents

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,700
25th Percentile Wage
$40,680
50th Percentile Wage
$53,130
75th Percentile Wage
$73,630
90th Percentile Wage
$99,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents is $99,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents is $31,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,130
2.01% 5.06%
2016
$52,060
1.21% -
2015
$51,430
0.62% -
2014
$51,110
0.98% -
2013
$50,610
0.34% -
2012
$50,440
- -

Compare Tax Examiner, Collector and Preparer, and Revenue Agent Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for tax examiner, collector and preparer, and revenue agent occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $60,710. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $44,030). For detailed tax examiner, collector and preparer, and revenue agent salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$60,710
Federal government, including USPS
$60,710
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,130
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$53,130
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,920
State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$44,030
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$44,030

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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