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    • Elena Benito says

      Hi Cherie
      Yes, in our opinion, and according to what we know from many of our customers at BeeBole: training is part of the compensation package, so it could be indeed part of an employee cost.
      Thank you for reading us

  1. Fay says

    I thought it was very interesting that you explained that a normal employer usually pays about 5,000 to 12,000 in yearly benefits. My business has grown a lot in the past few months and I find myself in need to hire exterior employees to help out, but I need to find the right benefits to give them. I think it would be fantastic to find a plan that would work with everyone that I hire.

  2. Greg Sungreen says

    Determining the proper wage or cost of hiring a new employee is not easy, which is discussed here. To solve these problems, people turn to experts. Helpful articles like this session might prove a help for everyone.

  3. Chris Sandys says

    I just started reading this article, so more may follow, but please examine the first chart: “How much should I pay for an employee?” The second column, Pagliery, is calculated incorrectly. The multipliers should be 1.18 and 1.26. You used +21.95% and +35.13%. That is why the two formulas seem to provide similar results. In reality, the highest end of Pagliery (+26%) should be within 1% of the lowest end of Hadzima (+25%). The difference between the low end of Pagliery and the high end of Hadzima differ by 22%. That is not even close. There were two data entry errors on your spreadsheet.

    • Carlos Quintana says

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you very much for your comment. You were totally right and we have updated the article accordingly. Best!

    • Carlos Quintana says

      Hi Jill,

      Thank you very much for your comment!
      We didn’t consider PTO in our article for two reasons:
      First, PTO is not required by federal or state law.
      Second, you pay the same cost to a salaried employee regardless of how much PTO they are entitled for under contract. Whether it is one week or 2 months, the cost for the company is the same.



  4. Victormalcalaw says

    I agree with the calculation above. In thinking about the salary of employee, we should put into consideration everything from basic to the benefits and other things that the company offered. Thank you for sharing.


  1. […] Another issue that many employees have is that they feel like they are not paid very much by their employer. However, many employees do not really know how payroll works or how much they are actually getting paid once you add all of the true costs in. Some of the items that are included in the full cost of an employee will include payroll taxes, medical benefits, overhead costs for office space, and a variety of other costs. Once all of these costs are added in, it becomes very clear how much someone actually costs. […]

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