Enrolled Agents are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $18.56 per hour on average; Office Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $11.00, followed by Tax Preparers earning $10.45 and Customer Service Representatives making $9.50. Client Services Representatives make an average about $8.27, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($19.00 per hour) can be spotted in Salem, Ore.; Kansas City, Mo. ($17.00), Arlington, Va. (about $11.00), and Chicago, Ill. ($9.37) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Cincinnati, Ohio; in fact, at around $9.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Missouri offers the highest pay at approximately $17.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at H&R Block for between five and 10 years earn $12.76 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $9.91 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Enrolled Agents are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $16.93 per hour. The best paid folks at H&R Block have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $12.25 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Microsoft Office; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $13.00 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Tax Preparation; on the survey, slightly more than half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Tax Consulting.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (8 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, H&R Block provides an optional 401(k) plan, and over a third of workers participate. Health insurance is part of the package for slightly less than a fourth workers, and for nearly one in five workers, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and none (contract-based).