Enrolled Agent Salary

The median salary for Enrolled Agents in the United States is approximately $46K per year, but employers pay the most in Houston, offering around $82K on average. Enrolled Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+36 percent), San Jose (+35 percent), New York (+31 percent), and Atlanta (+22 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,202 - $74,986
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$75K
MEDIAN: $46,283
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90%

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$13.13 - $31.54
(Median)
$13
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,202 - $74,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,781  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $7,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,470 - $76,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $31.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.12 - $41.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,781  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,470 - $76,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307

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Job Description for Enrolled Agent

To facilitate communication and satisfy legal requirements (in the U.S.), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confers the status of enrolled agent to individuals able to meet the education and testing requirements. People certified as an enrolled agent may then act as an intermediary for citizens and private businesses when interacting with the IRS on tax matters, questions, and disputes. Businesses that specialize in preparing tax returns or handling income tax resolution are the typical employers of enrolled agents.

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Enrolled Agent Tasks

  • Recommend strategies to minimize tax liability by studying tax regulations, searching out and evaluating tax options.
  • Determine impact of management's tax decisions by computing taxes.
  • Prepare federal, state, and local tax returns by collecting, analyzing, and formatting financial information.
  • Guide management's tax decisions by examining and discussing tax consequences of various financial options, recommending optimal course of action.
  • Remit tax payments by requesting disbursements.

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Popular Skills for Enrolled Agent


Survey results show that Enrolled Agents use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Tax Compliance, Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Payroll Administration and Bookkeeping. The majority of those who know Tax Compliance also know Tax Consulting and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Enrolled Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Enrolled Agents, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Enrolled Agents make a median salary of $52K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Enrolled Agent with more than 20 years of experience can earn $57K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Enrolled Agent Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Enrolled Agent Salaries



Tax Preparation
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National Average
$46,000

Accounting
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Bookkeeping
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 52%