What does pro-rata mean?

(20 Posts)
Elfontheedge Fri 14-Sep-12 12:40:00

As in when applying for a part time role the salary is £15,000 pro-rata?

Nagoo Fri 14-Sep-12 12:42:03

if you did it full time you'd get £15K but you'll get whatever proportion of that you work.

So if FT was 40 hours and you work 20 you'd get £7.5K

WinklyFriedChicken Fri 14-Sep-12 12:42:34

If a person working full time (say, 40 hours a week), then a PT person gets the amount of that salary proportionate to the hours worked.

For example - full time - 40 hours = £15k
PT - 20 hours - 50% of the hours so 50% of the salary so £7.5k

Bluegrass Fri 14-Sep-12 12:42:43

It means that if the salary for full time is 15k and you worked for, say 3 out of 5 days a week you would get 3/5 ths of the full time salary.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 14-Sep-12 12:43:11

It means that if you were working fulltime (whatever THAT means!) you would earn £15k, but it's a part-time job so you earn less. Eg, if fulltime = 40 hours a week and you get £15k, if the job is actually 20 hours you'll earn £7.5k.

What always bugs me about those job ads is that they don't usually tell you what "full time" actually means, 40 hours, 37.5, 35....

mistlethrush Fri 14-Sep-12 12:43:15

Probably that the salary would be £15k for a full-time job and that you would be paid the right proportion for the proportion of hours you worked - eg if you worked 3 out of the 5 days you would get 3/5 of the money (9k) but would need to see the exact words and also need to be sure that they meant what the ad actually said.

Bluegrass Fri 14-Sep-12 12:43:26

Beaten to it!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 14-Sep-12 12:43:56

Lol, lots of x posts, why did so many of us pick 40 hours? grin

It means if you were working full-time (39hrs?) that's what you'd earn. If the the actual role was, for example, 13hrs pw what you'd actually earn would be £5000 - third of the hours, third of the money.

Elfontheedge Fri 14-Sep-12 12:44:56

I thought it was something like that. Why can't they just say what they're actually paying for the advertised hours? Grrr. I'm not getting frustrated trying to find a job no not at all

WinklyFriedChicken Fri 14-Sep-12 12:45:27

Cos it's easy to divide into halves and quarters - 35 is a pest for dividing smile

Also in theory I do a 40 hour week. (HA.)

I was so slow! Lots of x posts there grin

Elfontheedge Fri 14-Sep-12 12:47:59

Is there an easy way to work out what the actual pay would be? My brain is not working properly today.

WinklyFriedChicken Fri 14-Sep-12 12:52:23

What are the full time & part time hours? (part time/full time) x full time salary should do it.

According to Yahoo answers, divide actual hours by full-time hours then multiply by salary.

Rockchick1984 Fri 14-Sep-12 13:05:01

Or divide salary by full time hours, then multiply by part time hours smile

Elfontheedge Fri 14-Sep-12 13:38:37

Thanks all

Juliehar Mon 26-Sep-16 21:01:55

If a job is advertised as 40 weeks a year at a pro rata salary of £15,000 can someone tell me how to work out what the weekly and monthly wage would be please?????

EskSmith Mon 26-Sep-16 21:23:45

40/52*15000 = £11538 yearly
Divided over 12 months £961.50 per month

Juliehar Mon 26-Sep-16 21:49:31

Thank you so much X X

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