Enrolled Agent Salary

The average salary for an Enrolled Agent is $48,956 per year.
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$29,688 - $74,420
$30K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,490
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50%
90%

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$12.50 - $30.55
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.94
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$0$74K
Salary $29,688 - $74,420
Bonus $206.08 - $8,261
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,926
Commission $-0.50 - $47,678
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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$29,659 - $74,625
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 378
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $12.50 - $30.55
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.03 - $48.28
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $206.08 - $8,261
Commission $-0.50 - $47,678
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,926
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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$29,659 - $74,625
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Prepare federal, state, and local tax returns by collecting, analyzing, and formatting financial information.
  • 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.

Enrolled Agent Job Listings

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Pay by Experience Level for Enrolled Agent

Pay by Experience for an Enrolled Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level Enrolled Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 362 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Enrolled Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Enrolled Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 182 salaries. An Enrolled Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,433

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Enrolled Agent Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Enrolled Agent?

Enrolled Agent in Hood River:
"Relaxed Atmosphere, Stressful Job."
Pros: I like that I am able to set the level of professional attire, cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and accessibility.
Cons: This is most certainly the most stressful job I have ever had. I find that because of Instant Tax Prep companies, clients often have the same expectations of me. I value quality over quickness, though, so this is often an issue.

Enrolled Agent in Los Angeles:
"Represent taxpayers IRS and government bodies."
Pros: Help taxpayers navigate the tax system, very rewarding, learn new laws, never get bored, decent wage.
Cons: Unrealistic client expectations, shady sales staff, no downtime.

Enrolled Agent in Vista:
Pros: Easy going bosses, not pressing timelines, and understanding about work time management.
Cons: Feel underpaid.

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Key Stats for Enrolled Agent

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Enrolled Agent Salaries

▲28%

▲18%

▲7%

National Average
$46,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Enrolled Agent Salaries




▲6%


▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Payroll Administration
▼7%

enrolled agent
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 59%
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