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Enrolled Agent Salary

Enrolled Agents in the United States earn an average of $46K annually; salaries are particularly strong in Houston, where workers earn around $81K. Enrolled Agents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+36 percent), New York (+31 percent), San Jose (+29 percent), and Richmond (+25 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,938 - $74,541
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,996
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$13.15 - $31.84
(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
$28,938 - $74,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,351  
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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$29,317 - $76,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $31.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$17.76 - $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 - $9,351  
   
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).
)
$29,317 - $76,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 312

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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Tax Compliance, Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration and Bookkeeping. Most people experienced in 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. 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 $49K. On average, Enrolled Agents make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 5%

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 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: 45% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 53%
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