Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $12.93 per hour on average. The largest slice of the H&R Block workforce (47 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $10.35 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Enrolled Agents, Office Managers, Tax Preparers, and Receptionists; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $16.95 per hour, the other salaries come in at $11.63, $10.35, and around $9.50, respectively. Client Services Representatives are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $8.37.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $16.81 per hour) can be spotted in Kansas City, Mo.; Greensboro, N.C. ($13.75), Tulsa, Okla. ($13.50), and Arlington, Va. ($11.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $9.37) is Chicago, Ill. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Missouri, where the average salary is around $16.34 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $16.43 per hour for California Tax Education Council Registered Tax Preparers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. H&R Block workers who hold an Associate of Science (AS) are also well compensated, earning $16.48 on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Tax Consulting; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $11.48 per hour. Tax Preparation is a popular skill in the H&R Block workforce; close to one-half of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Accounting round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just one in eight workers. Approximately half participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Nearly one-fourth of workers can count on health insurance, and slightly more than a fifth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes flexible hours, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.