When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $16.27 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Virginia Beach, Va.; Rapid City, S.D. ($16.00), Seattle, Wash. (approximately $12.88), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($9.74) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Chicago, Ill.; in fact, at around $9.25 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Liberty Tax Services, Inc. pays its Virginia employees the most; the pay rate there is $15.17 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $12.23 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Liberty Tax Services, Inc. employees (44 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $9.81 per hour on average.
The highest average salaries go to Tax Managers, who bring in close to $14.75 per hour, though Office Managers are not far behind at about $12.00 along with Operations Managers ($11.00) and Office Supervisors (around $10.75). Earning only $9.74 on average, Tax Preparers make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $15.72 per hour for Registered Tax Return Preparers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Liberty Tax Services, Inc. workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning around $12.00 on average.
In this position, it pays to have Office Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $13.76 per hour. Tax Preparation also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; over one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Accounting.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and about one in five workers use it to save for retirement. One-seventh of workers receive health insurance, and one in ten workers get dental coverage. Liberty Tax Services, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, none (contract-based), and tuition reimbursement.