Enrolled Agent Salary

The average salary for Enrolled Agents in the United States is $46K per year, and pay runs especially high in Houston, where the average is $77K. Enrolled Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+30 percent), New York (+29 percent), San Jose (+24 percent), and San Diego (+20 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,312 - $73,163
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,153
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$13.51 - $31.29
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$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,312 - $73,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,137  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,728  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
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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$29,684 - $75,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $31.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.12 - $42.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,137  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,728  
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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$29,684 - $75,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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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 Employer Salaries for Enrolled Agent


Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, Inc reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $32K) but some workers make up to $74K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Enrolled Agent


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Tax Compliance, Tax Consulting, Payroll Tax Compliance, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration and Bookkeeping. Most people skilled in Tax Compliance are similarly competent in 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,339

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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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Payroll Tax Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

Accounting
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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 149 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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