Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents | The Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Summary

Quick Facts: Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
2021 Median Pay $56,780 per year
$27.30 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Moderate-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2020 56,900
Job Outlook, 2020-30 -4% (Decline)
Employment Change, 2020-30 -2,100

What Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents Do

Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents determine how much is owed in taxes and collect tax from individuals and businesses on behalf of the government.

Work Environment

Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents work for federal, state, and local governments. Many work primarily in an office setting; others spend most of their time doing field audits in taxpayers’ homes or places of business. Most tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents work full time.

How to Become a Tax Examiner or Collector, or Revenue Agent

Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents typically need a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. However, the level of education and experience required varies with the position and employer.

Pay

The median annual wage for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents was $56,780 in May 2021.

Job Outlook

Employment of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents is projected to decline 4 percent from 2020 to 2030.

Despite declining employment, about 4,400 openings for tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

State & Area Data

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More Information, Including Links to O*NET

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