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Enrolled Agent Salary

Median pay for Enrolled Agents in the United States comes out to approximately $46K annually, but employers in Houston pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $81K. Enrolled Agents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+38 percent), San Jose (+36 percent), New York (+34 percent), and San Diego (+24 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$28,976 - $74,835
(Median)
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46K
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MEDIAN: $45,966
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$12.87 - $34.05
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National Salary Data

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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
$28,976 - $74,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$960 - $9,256  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,795  
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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$29,281 - $77,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $34.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$17.33 - $40.85  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$960 - $9,256  
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).
)
$29,281 - $77,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 270
United States (change)

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 imply that Enrolled Agents put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Tax Compliance, Tax Consulting, Bookkeeping, and Tax Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration. 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 many Enrolled Agents, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. 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 $57K.

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Experience Affects Enrolled Agent Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Enrolled Agent Salaries


Tax Consulting
up arrow 4%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%

Tax Preparation
0%

National Average
$45,000

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 51%