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Tax Examiner, Collector and Preparer, and Revenue Agent Salary Information

The salary statistics of tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The tax examiners, collectors and preparers, 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, Collector and Preparer, and Revenue Agent Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,820
25th Percentile Wage
$30,560
50th Percentile Wage
$45,300
75th Percentile Wage
$64,240
90th Percentile Wage
$90,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents. 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 $90,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,820. 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 314% 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, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,3001.02%2.94%
201544,840-0.49%-
201445,0601.89%-
201344,2100.54%-
201243,970--

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

The average salaries of tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for tax examiners, collectors and preparers, and revenue agents occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $62,390. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $29,800).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,390
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,870
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,060
Finance and Insurance
$42,640
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,330
Information
$32,630
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,800


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