Occupational Employment Statistics


13-2081 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

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

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 302$31.94/hr$24.32/hr$26.01/hr$31.01/hr$39.72/hr$41.32/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Public Administration1,170$28.87/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 10$34.46/hr8.9%
Southwest Minnesota 20$34.65/hr-2.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$37.01/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$34.47/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$31.02/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$31.01/hr6.3%
St Cloud MN MSA 30$39.72/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$38.40/hr11.8%
Northeast Minnesota 120$27.87/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$27.87/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 950$28.87/hr0.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 950$28.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,170$28.87/hr2.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Tax Preparers 1,350$26.02/hr10.7%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 5,760$20.35/hr6.3%
Loan Officers 8,550$35.96/hr8.1%
Bill and Account Collectors 4,120$18.53/hr-5.5%
Accountants and Auditors 23,210$33.06/hr9.4%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 9,240$41.58/hr4.0%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$22.72/hr3.1%
Insurance Underwriters 1,750$35.09/hr-8.4%
New Accounts Clerks 980$19.45/hr-3.7%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 570$23.91/hr-0.5%

  • Maintain knowledge of tax code changes, and of accounting procedures and theory to properly evaluate financial information.
  • Impose payment deadlines on delinquent taxpayers and monitor payments to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Collect taxes from individuals or businesses according to prescribed laws and regulations.
  • Maintain records for each case, including contacts, telephone numbers, and actions taken.
  • Notify taxpayers of any overpayment or underpayment, and either issue a refund or request further payment.
  • Answer questions from taxpayers and assist them in completing tax forms.
  • Contact taxpayers by mail or telephone to address discrepancies and to request supporting documentation.
  • Send notices to taxpayers when accounts are delinquent.
  • Check tax forms to verify that names and taxpayer identification numbers are correct, that computations have been performed correctly, or that amounts match those on supporting documentation.
  • Contact taxpayers by mail or telephone to address discrepancies and to request supporting documentation.