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).