Tax Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Tax Specialist"How much does a Tax Specialist in the federal government get paid? $78,146.18* *Based on the 2020 average.
Tax Specialist was the 180th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 853 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Tax Specialist, with an average salary of $78,180.
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.
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||852||$78,180.09|
|U.S. Coast Guard||1||$49,252.00|
Tax Specialist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Tax Specialist is $78,146.18.
Common Tax Specialist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Tax Specialist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||779|
|IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only||74|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||0500 ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP|
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|
|Distribution Facilities and Storage Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Procurement Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Management and Program Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Health System Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Safety and Occupational Health Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Tax Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Tax Specialist was $54,481. Since then, the average pay has increased to $72,163 in 2021.
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