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 $80K. Enrolled Agents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), San Jose (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), and Richmond (+24 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,982 - $74,398
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$74K
MEDIAN: $46,010
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90%

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$13.07 - $31.27
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
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
$28,982 - $74,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,076  
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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$29,242 - $75,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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
$13.07 - $31.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.06 - $40.74  
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 - $9,076  
   
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).
)
$29,242 - $75,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326
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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 suggest that Enrolled Agents use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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. For most people, competency in Tax Compliance indicates knowledge of 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. Enrolled Agents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Enrolled Agent generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $57K.

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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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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
35%
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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