Tax Examiner - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Tax Examiner"How much does a Tax Examiner in the federal government get paid? $48,978.34* *Based on the 2021 average.
Tax Examiner was the 30th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 12,009 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Tax Examining, with an average salary of $48,978.
Government Tax Examining jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Tax Examining job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.
Agencies that have hired a Tax Examiner
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Internal Revenue Service||12,009||$48,978.34|
Tax Examiner Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Tax Examiner is $48,978.34.
Common Tax Examiner Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Tax Examining Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||11,203|
|IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only||806|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||0500 ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Tax Examining jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Sales Store Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Security Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Soil Conservation Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Pharmacy Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Plant Protection Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Tax Examining Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Tax Examiner was $38,278. Since then, the average pay has increased to $48,978 in 2021.
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