I think I've been underpaid for months!

(58 Posts)
Scarlett555 Sun 21-Jul-19 12:04:59

My full time salary is £46,100 for 37 hours a week.

At the beginning of the year I reduced my hours to 32 per week making my pro rata salary around £39,800

I pay 7% into my pension and £90 to add my partner to the private health insurance.

Latest payslip was £1,990 per month.

Until this month I was claiming £243 p/m in childcare vouchers and my pay was around £1,850 p/m

Mentioned this to a good friend and she thought I should be bringing home at least £2,300 p/m even with the deductions.

Tried an online calculator thing and she seems to be right!

Is this definitely right before I go into work all guns blazing tomorrow? Any payroll people?

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MoreSlidingDoors Sun 21-Jul-19 12:06:58

What’s your tax code?

MoreSlidingDoors Sun 21-Jul-19 12:07:26

Can you post up a pic of your payslip with identifying details removed? Or PM it to me and I’ll take a look.

Scarlett555 Sun 21-Jul-19 12:09:12

Tax code is 1166L

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itisthecause Sun 21-Jul-19 12:10:50

I would check each of those elements against your payslip, should be able to see if there is an error. Also check your tax code, which is probably lower anyway if you have medical benefits.

gokartdillydilly Sun 21-Jul-19 12:15:08

You don't have to go in 'guns blazing'. Just ask Mr/Ms Payroll person nicely to check for you. There is bound to be an explanation or solution. They probably aren't ripping you off on purpose. Just ask.

Todaythiscouldbe Sun 21-Jul-19 12:15:56

Were you previously paid for an hour lunch break (so 42 hours) but now you're not?


Scarlett555 Sun 21-Jul-19 12:18:07

Thanks I appreciate the help. Payslip attached with ID details removed

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taylorowmu Sun 21-Jul-19 12:18:53

Is this definitely right before I go into work all guns blazing tomorrow? Any payroll people?

I don't think it's matters if it's right or not tbh.

Just go and ask, without the blazing guns, and payroll will be able to check it for you.

MoreSlidingDoors Sun 21-Jul-19 12:19:12

What’s the £200 salary sacrifice for? (Top left?)

Iputthescrewinthetuna Sun 21-Jul-19 12:20:09

How often are you paid?

MoreSlidingDoors Sun 21-Jul-19 12:20:25

Basic pay is lower than £39870/12 too

Scarlett555 Sun 21-Jul-19 12:20:54

The £200 salary salary sacrifice I assumed was my pension

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Heymummee Sun 21-Jul-19 12:21:09

It doesn’t look right to me. Based on 116L with your pension and medical care a take home pay of £1850 is more like an annual salary of £32,000.
I would check your payslip, have a look what the gross monthly amount is, check your tax code, make sure there’s not a higher pension % being taken too. Speak to payroll, it sounds like a mistake but it’ll be easily rectified without making a fuss.

Iputthescrewinthetuna Sun 21-Jul-19 12:21:12

Your basic pay is incorrect.

Anothertempusername Sun 21-Jul-19 12:21:59

Using the salary / 52 x 4 method I thought pat was calculated on, it does look as though you are being underpaid, fairly significantly!

MoreSlidingDoors Sun 21-Jul-19 12:22:21

You’re being paid for 26 hours a week based on your full time salary

Heymummee Sun 21-Jul-19 12:22:36

2874 gross monthly income is 34488 a year

DropZoneOne Sun 21-Jul-19 12:23:13

Did you get a bonus paid in April? I ask because we have that, it pushes the tax up in month 1, then massively reduced in the next few months, and normal around Aug/Sep. So my pay in May is higher than my pay in Oct, but it evens out over the year.

KnitterOfSocks Sun 21-Jul-19 12:23:19

My salary is £34kish, I have union fees, £243 childcare vouchers and 6.5% pension. Take home around £1919

It does sound like there is something not quite right to be honest.

Scarlett555 Sun 21-Jul-19 12:25:40

I did think it was odd I was only bringing home what I earned on a £30k salary but I thought the pension, reduced hours and previously the childcare vouchers were the reason.

I won't really be 'all guns blazing' - it's just a shame me and DP have argued about the impact my reduced hours have had on family finances not realising my pay was wrong

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Scarlett555 Sun 21-Jul-19 12:26:37

Yes I did get a bonus paid in April it was around 8%

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Heymummee Sun 21-Jul-19 12:29:16

Speak to payroll tomorrow and they’ll be able to fix it for you smile hopefully in time for the next pay run!

CatalogueUniverse Sun 21-Jul-19 12:29:32

Add up the pension deduction and your monthly salary. Multiply by 12. That’s what you are getting paid. It doesn’t match your original salary for losing 5 hours.

DropZoneOne Sun 21-Jul-19 12:33:21

Just seen your payslip - it's your basic salary that's out.

Looks like they've prorated your basic salary by 75% which is too much. Are you working 8 hours over 4 days plus 1 hour unpaid lunch ie in the office for 9 hours. As it looks like they may have calculated it based on 7 paid hours x 4 days.

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