Enrolled Agents are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $18.56 per hour; Office Managers, Tax Preparers, and Receptionists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $11.39, $10.70, and $10.25, respectively. Near the bottom at H&R Block are Client Services Representatives, pulling in an average of just approximately $8.27.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $12.89 per hour. Overall, the greater share of H&R Block folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $10.16 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $17.28 per hour) can be spotted in Kansas City, Mo.; Tulsa, Okla. (about $13.50), Greensboro, N.C. ($13.12), and Winston-Salem, N.C. ($12.75) are the next top-paying cities. Cincinnati, Ohio ranks low on the pay scale — at $9.00, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Missouri; pay there average to $17.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Enrolled Agents have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $17.33 per hour. At H&R Block, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at $11.25.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Office; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $12.77 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Tax Preparation; around half consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Tax Consulting.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in ten survey participants. More than a third of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for one-fourth of workers, and about a fifth of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and none (contract-based).