Years of Experience
Average pay is $12.36 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $10.37 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $17.48 per hour) can be spotted in Greensboro, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga. (about $17.07), Kansas City, Mo. ($17.00), and Seattle, Wash. ($16.06) are the next top-paying cities. Cincinnati, Ohio ranks low on the pay scale — at around $12.00, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Missouri, where the average H&R Block employee makes $16.96 per hour.
Earning $14.87 per hour on average, Enrolled Agents receive the most money, followed by Office Managers (approximately $13.09), Tax Specialists (about $10.48), and Client Services Representatives ($10.17). On the lower end are Receptionists at approximately $9.70 on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants receive bigger paychecks ($15.87 per hour) than those without credentials. H&R Block compensates Certificate (Cert), Taxation-holders the most at about $24.07 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Accounting among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $12.00 per hour. Tax Preparation also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Tax Consulting are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (9 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. More than two-fifths of workers save for retirement through H&R Block's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for just under one in five workers, and for roughly one in seven workers, dental coverage is too. H&R Block employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.