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Tax Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Tax Specialist"

How much does a Tax Specialist in the federal government get paid? $70,862.50* *Based on the 2016 average.

Tax Specialist was the 156th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,175 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Tax Specialist, with an average salary of $69,648.

Government Tax Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Tax Specialist job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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.

Job Description

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Tax Specialist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,310 $69,647.80
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $46,663.00

Tax Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Tax Specialist is $70,862.50.

Common Tax Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Tax Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,064
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 111

Starting Paygrade: $25,871.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Tax Specialist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
General SupplyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
RealtyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Management and Program Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Rehabilitation Therapy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Clothing DesignAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Tax Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Tax Specialist was $54,481. Since then, the average pay has increased to $70,863 in 2016.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0526.

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