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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,460
25th Percentile Wage
$52,490
50th Percentile Wage
$60,850
75th Percentile Wage
$68,820
90th Percentile Wage
$90,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,460.

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
$60,850
8.56% 11.80%
2016
$55,640
0.83% -
2015
$55,180
11.33% -
2014
$48,930
-10.28% -
2013
$53,960
0.54% -
2012
$53,670
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in state of Washington ranges from $47,770 to $68,060. The highest paying area for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $68,060. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $67,170). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $47,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$68,060
Tacoma
$67,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$65,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$65,500
Spokane
$62,360
Bellingham
$59,070
Olympia
$55,130
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$48,930
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$48,930
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,920
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$47,780
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$47,770
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$47,770
Yakima
$47,770




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