If you have an account that went to a collection agency however you paid it in full how long does it take for that collection account to be removed from your credit report?

It sticks for 7 years. The fact that it was turned over to a collections agency will make it to your credit report. When it is paid in full, it will say "settled" on your credit report so other creditors know you took care of the debt. Even so, it still haunts your credit report for 7 years.