What do they do?

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

Also known as:

City Collector, City Tax Auditor, Collections Specialist, Income Tax Auditor, Income Tax Investigator, Internal Revenue Agent, Revenue Agent, Revenue Collector, Revenue Enforcement Agent, Revenue Enforcement Collection Agent, Revenue Officer, Revenue Specialist, Tax Collection Coordinator, Tax Collector, Tax Compliance Officer, Tax Compliance Representative, Tax Examiner, Tax Examining Technician, Tax Technician

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • 1.5%

    Change

    Ranks #18 in job growth rate
    110

    Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (2%)
  • Master's degree  (10%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (39%)
  • Associate's degree  (10%)
  • Some college, no degree  (22%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (17%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (1%)

Typical College Majors

Most Popular Majors that prepare Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

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  • #1
    • Degrees Granted

      43,472
    • Female Students

      22,586
    • Male Students

      20,886
    • Median Starting Salary

      $46,700
  • #2
    • Degrees Granted

      3
    • Female Students

      0
    • Male Students

      3
    • Median Starting Salary

      $48,168

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administrative - Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Collect payments for goods or services.
  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.
  • Develop financial plans for clients.
  • Verify accuracy of records.
  • Assess financial status of clients.
  • Verify accuracy of financial information.
  • Examine financial records.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Document information related to legal proceedings.
  • Oversee business processes.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
  • Update knowledge of legal or regulatory environments.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Gather financial records.
  • Examine financial records or processes.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Collect evidence for legal proceedings.
  • Prepare legal or investigatory documentation.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Negotiate agreements to resolve disputes.
  • Develop financial analysis methods.
  • Advise others on financial matters.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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