When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($19.03 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Kansas City, Mo. ($16.74), New York, N.Y. ($15.26), and Fresno, Calif. (approximately $13.50) are the next top-paying cities. Cincinnati, Ohio ranks low on the pay scale — at around $10.00, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across H&R Block's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Missouri earn the most, taking home about $16.45 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $12.85 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $10.70 per hour on average.
Enrolled Agents are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $14.79 per hour; Office Managers, Tax Specialists, and Tax Preparers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $13.40, $11.12, and around $10.61, respectively. Near the bottom at H&R Block are Receptionists, pulling in an average of just $9.77.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $15.48 per hour for Certified Public Accountants; non-accredited workers make much less. H&R Block provides the highest financial reward to those with a Certificate (Cert), Taxation — these employees rake in $24.07 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Office; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $13.51 per hour. Tax Preparation is regularly seen around here; around half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Customer Service, Tax Compliance, and Tax Consulting.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, H&R Block has room for improvement — only five percent of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. More than a third of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). About one in five workers receive health insurance, and about a sixth of workers get dental coverage. Some other perks are flexible hours, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.