Enrolled Agents earn the highest median pay at $15.00 per hour, followed by Tax Supervisors (about $12.50) and Tax Preparers ($9.87).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $13.25 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, Inc folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $9.79 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $13.50 per hour) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas ($13.00), Virginia Beach, Va. (around $9.85), and Fallon, Nev. ($9.74) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Texas, where the average salary is $12.85 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Tax Return Preparer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $13.97 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in about $10.57 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Tax Consulting; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $14.44 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Tax Preparation; a strong majority consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Bookkeeping.
Benefits and Perks
Health insurance is part of the package for between a fifth and a fourth of workers, and for roughly one in five workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are flexible hours and tuition reimbursement.