Enrolled Agent Salary

An average Enrolled Agent in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K per year. The final incomes of Enrolled Agents generally vary between $30K and $75K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $8K, $11K, and $48K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. The majority of Enrolled Agents claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Enrolled Agents (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Roughly two in five enjoy medical while a little less than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-sixth. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,954 - $74,271
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$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,443
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$12.26 - $30.76
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$0$98K
Salary $29,954 - $74,271
Bonus $102.71 - $9,802
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $98,633
Commission $8,000
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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$29,661 - $75,019
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 364
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $30.76
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.18 - $48.13
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $102.71 - $9,802
Commission $8,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $98,633
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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$29,661 - $75,019
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 316

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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Enrolled Agent


Popular Skills for Enrolled Agent


Survey results imply that Enrolled Agents put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Payroll Tax Compliance, Tax Compliance, Tax Consulting, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 9 percent. Enrolled agent and Payroll Administration, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Tax Consulting indicates knowledge of Tax Compliance.

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: $46,600

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Enrolled Agents will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Enrolled Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+28 percent), Denver (+27 percent), Phoenix (+24 percent), and Richmond (+23 percent). Compared to the national average, San Antonio Enrolled Agents have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (6 percent lower) and Portland (5 percent lower).

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
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Enrolled Agent Salaries

▲28%

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$47,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Enrolled Agent Salaries





▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Payroll Administration
▼8%

enrolled agent
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 60%