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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

13-2081 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.


National estimates for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Industry profile for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Geographic profile for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

National estimates for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
52,270 0.8 % $ 30.38 $ 63,200 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.95 $ 20.96 $ 27.30 $ 38.74 $ 49.44
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,260 $ 43,590 $ 56,780 $ 80,580 $ 102,840


Industry profile for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 22,640 1.07 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 20,130 0.92 $ 29.06 $ 60,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,490 0.18 $ 26.07 $ 54,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 22,640 1.07 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 20,130 0.92 $ 29.06 $ 60,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,490 0.18 $ 26.07 $ 54,220

Top paying industries for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 22,640 1.07 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 20,130 0.92 $ 29.06 $ 60,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,490 0.18 $ 26.07 $ 54,220


Geographic profile for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,490 0.51 1.38 $ 34.29 $ 71,310
Florida 3,840 0.45 1.20 $ 23.52 $ 48,930
New York 3,720 0.43 1.16 $ 35.28 $ 73,380
Texas 3,560 0.29 0.79 $ 28.64 $ 59,560
Pennsylvania 3,000 0.54 1.45 $ 26.56 $ 55,230


Map of location quotient of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 2,630 1.69 4.55 $ 22.49 $ 46,770
Kentucky 1,400 0.76 2.06 $ 24.69 $ 51,350
Rhode Island 350 0.76 2.04 $ 37.42 $ 77,830
Missouri 1,970 0.72 1.94 $ 23.12 $ 48,080
Alabama 1,130 0.58 1.57 $ 27.88 $ 58,000


Map of annual mean wages of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.21 0.57 $ 44.78 $ 93,130
Connecticut 810 0.52 1.39 $ 43.10 $ 89,640
New Jersey 1,280 0.33 0.90 $ 42.01 $ 87,390
Kansas 50 0.04 0.11 $ 40.14 $ 83,490
Illinois 1,150 0.21 0.55 $ 38.22 $ 79,490



Map of employment of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3,620 3.68 9.93 $ 32.63 $ 67,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,810 0.32 0.87 $ 40.07 $ 83,350
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,340 2.18 5.87 $ 22.76 $ 47,340
Fresno, CA 1,950 5.21 14.04 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,810 1.78 4.80 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,730 0.65 1.76 $ 29.41 $ 61,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,290 0.50 1.34 $ 34.64 $ 72,050
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,270 3.04 8.19 $ 30.52 $ 63,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,260 0.22 0.59 $ 45.94 $ 95,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,180 0.65 1.74 $ 32.29 $ 67,160


Map of location quotient of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fresno, CA 1,950 5.21 14.04 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3,620 3.68 9.93 $ 32.63 $ 67,860
Tallahassee, FL 610 3.58 9.65 $ 17.51 $ 36,420
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,270 3.04 8.19 $ 30.52 $ 63,470
Montgomery, AL 380 2.48 6.68 $ 29.39 $ 61,120
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,340 2.18 5.87 $ 22.76 $ 47,340
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,810 1.78 4.80 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 520 1.68 4.52 $ 26.14 $ 54,380
Ocala, FL 150 1.41 3.79 $ 18.78 $ 39,070
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 770 1.27 3.41 $ 24.17 $ 50,260


Map of annual mean wages of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.16 0.43 $ 49.27 $ 102,470
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.25 0.69 $ 47.94 $ 99,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 420 0.19 0.50 $ 47.52 $ 98,850
New Haven, CT 70 0.27 0.72 $ 47.37 $ 98,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.23 0.62 $ 47.20 $ 98,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,260 0.22 0.59 $ 45.94 $ 95,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 420 0.15 0.39 $ 45.87 $ 95,400
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.14 0.39 $ 45.57 $ 94,780
Waterbury, CT 50 0.84 2.27 $ 45.43 $ 94,490
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.17 0.46 $ 45.38 $ 94,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 280 1.63 4.39 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 180 0.96 2.60 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.95 2.56 $ 23.25 $ 48,370
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.84 2.27 $ 14.49 $ 30,140
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 2.03 $ 17.16 $ 35,690

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 280 1.63 4.39 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.22 3.29 $ 20.44 $ 42,500
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 1.07 2.88 $ 27.04 $ 56,230
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 180 0.96 2.60 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 2.58 $ 24.72 $ 51,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.47 $ 33.99 $ 70,700
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.74 1.98 $ 33.94 $ 70,600
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.68 $ 30.45 $ 63,330
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.02 $ 30.05 $ 62,500
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.24 $ 29.83 $ 62,040


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022