Average Hourly Rate for H&R Block Employees

The average pay for H&R Block employees is $11.53 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $17.20. At H&R Block, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is geography — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Tax Preparer
79 profiles

Office Manager
30 profiles

Enrolled Agent
26 profiles

18 profiles

Tax Associate
15 profiles

Senior Tax Specialist
10 profiles

Tax Specialist
10 profiles

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  • Updated: 15 Jun 2017
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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($19.03 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Greensboro, N.C. (around $17.48), Kansas City, Mo. (approximately $16.78), and Philadelphia, Pa. ($15.00) are the next top-paying cities. Seal Beach, Calif. is near the bottom for pay at $10.00. Across H&R Block's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Missouri earn the most, taking home about $16.49 per hour.


Earning $16.98 per hour on average, Senior Tax Specialists receive the most money, followed by Enrolled Agents ($14.40), Office Managers (approximately $13.72), and Tax Specialists (about $11.00). Earning only $9.42 on average, Receptionists make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $12.08 per hour. The largest fraction of H&R Block people (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $10.76 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Public Accountants earn $15.48 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. H&R Block provides the highest financial reward to those with a Certificate (Cert), Taxation — these employees rake in approximately $24.07 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Office Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $14.68 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Tax Preparation; a little more than half deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Tax Consulting.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, H&R Block has room for improvement — only 7 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. Nearly two in five workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For just over one in five workers, benefits include health insurance, and about a sixth of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for H&R Block


70 %
30 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Certificate (Cert), Taxation & Tax Planning
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