Average Hourly Rate for H&R Block Employees

The average pay for H&R Block employees is $10.90 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $20.20. For the most part, employee paychecks at H&R Block fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; where you live and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

H&R Block typically pays:
below market
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Employer: H&R Block
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National 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.
[-]Tax Preparer (56)
$8.20 - $17.88  
[-]Tax Preparer (56)
Hourly Rate$8.20 - $17.88  
[+]Office Manager (9)
$9.37 - $19.93  
[+]Office Manager (9)
Hourly Rate$9.37 - $19.93  
[+]Client Services Representative (6)
$6.81 - $12.91  
[+]Client Services Representative (6)
Hourly Rate$6.81 - $12.91  
[+]Enrolled Agent (6)
$11.65 - $35.22  
[+]Enrolled Agent (6)
Hourly Rate$11.65 - $35.22  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Enrolled Agents, Office Managers, Tax Preparers, and Customer Service Representatives; while the first receives the highest median pay at $18.56 per hour, the other salaries come in at $12.00, around $10.35, and about $9.50, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at H&R Block are Tax Associates — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $8.00.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($19.00 per hour) can be spotted in Salem, Ore.; Kansas City, Mo. ($17.00), Rochester, N.Y. (around $10.20), and Cincinnati, Ohio (approximately $9.50) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Philadelphia, Pa. at about $9.00. Across H&R Block's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Ohio earn the most, taking home $17.00 per hour.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $12.57 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the H&R Block workforce (42 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $9.90 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Tax Return Preparers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $19.00 per hour. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at H&R Block come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $12.70 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Microsoft Office seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $13.00 per hour. A garden variety skill at H&R Block is Tax Preparation; a little over a half of H&R Block's people use it regularly. Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Tax Consulting round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 7 percent. Just over two-fifths of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At H&R Block, just over a fifth of workers have health insurance, and just under a fourth of workers have dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and none (contract-based).

Key Stats for H&R Block


68 %
32 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Hourly Rate
$8 - $18
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
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