When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.27 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Virginia Beach, Va.; Rapid City, S.D. (about $16.00), Seattle, Wash. (around $12.88), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($9.74) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($9.25) in Chicago, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. Liberty Tax Services, Inc. workers in Virginia earn the most — approximately $15.17 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $12.15 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $9.50 per hour.
Tax Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $14.75 per hour — though Operations Managers, Office Managers, and Office Supervisors also do fairly well at $11.00, $11.00, and $10.75, respectively. Near the bottom at Liberty Tax Services, Inc. are Tax Preparers, pulling in an average of just around $9.57.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Tax Return Preparer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $15.72 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Liberty Tax Services, Inc. — these employees make the most at $12.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Office Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $13.45 per hour. A garden variety skill at Liberty Tax Services, Inc. is Tax Preparation; a little more than half of Liberty Tax Services, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Accounting.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Liberty Tax Services, Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Liberty Tax Services, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and just over one in five workers participate. Close to one-eighth of workers report having health insurance, and close to one-tenth of workers report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, none (contract-based), and tuition reimbursement.