Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

General Information


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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government48.46%
  2. Federal government41.13%
  3. Private, for profit8.90%
  4. Private, not for profit0.97%
  5. Self-employed0.53%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

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.

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Average Salary



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Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 39%
  • High school 31%
  • Master's degree 8%
  • Some college 7%
  • Associate's degree 6%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Clerical
  • Law and Government
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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