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Average Hourly Rate for H&R Block Employees

H&R Block offers employees an average of $11.08 per hour, with $18.19 for overtime. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at H&R Block, but your city and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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 (51)
$8.06 - $17.54  
[-]Tax Preparer (51)
Overtime$11.33 - $27.09  
Hourly Rate$8.06 - $17.54  
[+]Office Manager (12)
$10.13 - $18.67  
[+]Office Manager (12)
Hourly Rate$10.13 - $18.67  
[+]Tax Specialist (4)
$7.54 - $15.77  
[+]Tax Specialist (4)
Hourly Rate$7.54 - $15.77  
[+]Client Services Representative (4)
$6.52 - $12.89  
[+]Client Services Representative (4)
Hourly Rate$6.52 - $12.89  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
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: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
United States (change)


Earning about $41.50 on average, Tax Accountants receive the most money, followed by Marketing Coordinators ($17.00), Enrolled Agents (approximately $16.19), and Office Managers ($14.61). Client Services Representatives at H&R Block do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($8.06) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $19.00 per hour) can be spotted in Salem; Kansas City ($16.49), Durham (approximately $13.50), and Rochester (about $10.20) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Philadelphia; in fact, at around $9.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Missouri take home the most — $15.02 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is $12.57 per hour. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (41 percent) have worked in their field for one to four years and now make approximately $9.66 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Enrolled Agents, who make around $16.50. Salaries typically rise to $12.25 per hour for accredited Accredited Tax Preparers. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at H&R Block come out on top, and their salaries approach about $19.87 per hour.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Tax Consulting; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $11.38. Tax Preparation is a popular skill in the H&R Block workforce; more than half of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Accounting.

Benefits and Perks

H&R Block sponsors a 401(k) program, and more than a third of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Slightly less than a third of workers have health insurance, and benefits for just under a third of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and none (contract-based).

Key Stats

65 %
35 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Hourly Rate
$8 - $18
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

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