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Tax Examiner and Collector, and Revenue Agent Salary Information

The salary statistics of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Tax Examiner and Collector, and Revenue Agent Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,860
25th Percentile Wage
$40,090
50th Percentile Wage
$52,060
75th Percentile Wage
$72,090
90th Percentile Wage
$97,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents is $97,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,860. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 205% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201652,0601.21%3.11%
201551,4300.60%-
201451,1201.00%-
201350,6100.34%-
201250,440--

Table 2. Tax Examiner and Collector, and Revenue Agent Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,060

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents by States

From the above tables we note that not only tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,130 to $83,550. The highest paying state for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $83,550. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,130. For more salary information of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$83,550
Alaska
$80,900
New Jersey
$76,540
Michigan
$70,900
Illinois
$68,320
Rhode Island
$67,020
Hawaii
$62,530
Iowa
$62,490
Minnesota
$60,810
New York
$60,610
North Dakota
$60,520
Nevada
$60,470
Massachusetts
$60,320
Arizona
$57,270
California
$57,030
Colorado
$56,960
Wisconsin
$56,840
Washington
$55,640
Delaware
$55,450
Maryland
$54,660
Ohio
$54,240
Wyoming
$52,520
Vermont
$52,090
Nebraska
$51,490
Alabama
$51,320
New Hampshire
$50,740
Montana
$50,720
Arkansas
$50,590
North Carolina
$49,200
Pennsylvania
$49,020
South Carolina
$48,770
Tennessee
$48,050
Utah
$47,860
Maine
$47,720
Texas
$47,440
Georgia
$47,310
Oregon
$46,430
Virginia
$46,250
Kentucky
$45,730
South Dakota
$45,510
Idaho
$45,100
Louisiana
$43,250
Indiana
$41,370
Missouri
$39,680
New Mexico
$36,820
Kansas
$36,610
Oklahoma
$36,450
Florida
$36,310
Mississippi
$32,840
West Virginia
$32,120
Puerto Rico
$18,130


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