Enrolled Agent Salary

The average salary for Enrolled Agents in the United States is $46K annually, and pay runs especially high in Houston, where the average is $81K. Enrolled Agents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+30 percent), San Jose (+28 percent), and Richmond (+24 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,236 - $74,047

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$12.96 - $31.11

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,236 - $74,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,844  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,450  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$29,388 - $75,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $31.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$17.65 - $40.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,844  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,450  
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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$29,388 - $75,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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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


Enrolled Agents report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Tax Compliance, Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Tax Compliance. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. On average, Enrolled Agents make $51K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Enrolled Agent Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Enrolled Agent Salaries


Tax Consulting
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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 128 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 54%
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