Salary for Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents

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Also known as:  City Collector, Customs Appraiser, Income Tax Adjuster, Internal Revenue Agent, Internal Revenue Service Agent, Revenue Collector, Revenue Enforcement Agent, Tax Compliance Officer, Tax Compliance Representative, Tax Examiner helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents are government employees responsible for determining tax liability and collecting taxes according to local, state and federal laws and regulations. Their salaries are set by government regulations. A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position, and some related on-the-job training is required. Professionals in this field must stay informed regarding changes to the tax code, and confer with taxpayers regarding discrepancies in payments. They may also address problems with tax returns, and check tax forms for accuracy and human or computer error. These professionals must stay abreast of financial and accounting field practices, as well.

A Tax Examiner or Collector, or Revenue Agent will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $33,180 - $105,430 based on tenure and industry expertise. will most likely earn wages of sixty-two thousand and fourty dollars every year.

can get the best compensation in Alaska, where they can get compensation, on average, of close to $92,260. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Public Administration, which has a compensation of $62,040.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.69 percent nationwide in that time.


Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
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