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

The average annual and hourly salaries for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents among Illinois cities 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,810
25th Percentile Wage
$60,210
50th Percentile Wage
$78,850
75th Percentile Wage
$103,420
90th Percentile Wage
$116,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $116,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,810.

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
$78,850
13.35% 4.25%
2016
$68,320
-9.60% -
2015
$74,880
4.57% -
2014
$71,460
3.18% -
2013
$69,190
-9.12% -
2012
$75,500
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in state of Illinois ranges from $58,350 to $92,810. The highest paying area for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $92,810. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $87,530). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$92,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$87,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$69,170
Springfield
$60,460
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,350




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