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How do I work out a pro rata salary?

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MrsThierryHenry Mon 30-Jun-08 15:48:17

I'm applying for p/t jobs at the mo; some of them say exactly what I'd be earning while others give the annual pro rata salary. Is there an equation I can use to find a good estimate of what my actual earnings would be, say on £25k pro rata, for 2 days a week?

TigerFeet Mon 30-Jun-08 15:50:52

25K = 5 days a week

Therefore 2 days a week would be 2/5 of 25K = 10K

It's usually more accurate to work it out by hours rather than days

eg 25K = 40 hours a week

so 15 hours a week would be 15/40 = £9375

Jojay Mon 30-Jun-08 15:52:21

Assuming a full time job is working 5 days a week, divide the salary by 5 to give a daily payment, then multiply it by the number of days you are going to work, ie 2.

£25k pro rata'd for 2 days would be £10k a year

MrsThierryHenry Mon 30-Jun-08 16:00:04

Thanks for this, however my mistake - I should have said that I'm trying to estimate the weekly/ monthly income...

Based on your suggestions, I think this should work:

£25k/5 days = £5k (one day a week)

£5k x 2 days = £10k, as you both said above

So then:

£10k/ 12 months = £833 pcm

I can't believe I have a maths GCSE and am struggling with this! Am I right with this equation?

TigerFeet Mon 30-Jun-08 16:01:50

Yup, that's right

kaz33 Mon 30-Jun-08 16:02:51

And when you have your gross you can use this calculator to calculate your take home pay

nervousal Mon 30-Jun-08 16:05:27

and then remember to take off tax and any other deductions

TigerFeet Mon 30-Jun-08 16:10:54

As a general rule of thumb, 23% usually covers all your tax and NI although it could be less than that if you aren't earning a F/T salary

so £833 gross would be around £641

MrsThierryHenry Mon 30-Jun-08 16:13:23

Kaz - thanks, what a useful website! At first when I saw the 'I resign' name in the web address I assumed it was a site for disgruntled employees wanting to have a strop at their bosses!

Thanks to all of you for your help; it's quite a minefield working out my work/life balance (ha! as if a balance were possible once you have kids) and you've been really helpful on the money side.

Big kisses to everyone! grin. Hmm...will lobby MNHQ for 'kiss' emoticon!

DanJARMouse Mon 30-Jun-08 16:18:07

how to calculate pro rata pay is

full salary for post times number of weeks you work times number of hours you work in a week divided by 1710 (average anual hrs)divided by 12 for monthly or 52 for weekly minus tax if known

MrsThierryHenry Mon 30-Jun-08 16:21:44

DanJar, that sounds rather complicated but it makes sense. Think I'll try that later on! Thanks!


ruby007 Thu 04-Aug-11 23:13:01

Hi all
Can someone help me please asap?

I have been given a conract for a pro rata job as a teaching assistant.
It is a 40 weeks per year my salary is 14k pro rata it is a 37 hour per week I will get 15days of holiday pay which it is the equivalent to 20 days leave over 52 week period.
I will get 12 equal payments over one calender year.
I would like to know what is pro rata? How do I work out my monthly income and what is my total income for the year.
I have been on the net trying to figer this out seens 9 pm.
I know its late but I have to see my boss 2more so please help thank all

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