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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota  10      

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Public AdministrationN/A$33.14/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/A-3.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A$33.14/hr-3.0%
Grand Forks ND-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
Central Minnesota N/A$36.84/hr-2.7%
Northeast Minnesota N/A$33.14/hr-0.9%
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/A0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$41.50/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$33.14/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$33.56/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$30.27/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$30.69/hr2.7%
St Cloud MN MSA 30$42.46/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 890$33.14/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,090$33.14/hr-2.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Tax Preparers 1,430$30.00/hr1.7%
Loan Officers 8,020$38.66/hr2.3%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 5,160$23.77/hr-2.0%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 8,560$36.33/hr6.7%
Bill and Account Collectors 3,970$21.82/hr-14.4%
Accountants and Auditors 28,730$37.36/hr4.4%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$24.93/hrN/A
Insurance Underwriters 2,080$37.79/hr-5.5%
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 5,390$32.97/hr-5.7%
New Accounts Clerks 1,380$21.75/hr-12.4%

  • Maintain knowledge of tax code changes, and of accounting procedures and theory to properly evaluate financial information.
  • Investigate claims of inability to pay taxes by researching court information for the status of liens, mortgages, or financial statements, or by locating assets through third parties.
  • 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.
  • Examine accounting systems and records to determine whether accounting methods used were appropriate and in compliance with statutory provisions.
  • Confer with taxpayers or their representatives to discuss the issues, laws, and regulations involved in returns, and to resolve problems with returns.
  • Review filed tax returns to determine whether claimed tax credits and deductions are allowed by law.
  • Notify taxpayers of any overpayment or underpayment, and either issue a refund or request further payment.
  • Conduct independent field audits and investigations of income tax returns to verify information or to amend tax liabilities.