Prepared for Frank T. | Delivered January 29, 2020
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To create a spreadsheet that calculates (1) the total all in cost to an employer for a given employee (salaried) based on compensation package assumptions and and state of employment in the US, and (2) the gross value that the employee receives.
Total Employer Cost for an Employee
Before any type of model can be constructed, extensive data has to be collected on state tax rates, laws surrounding PTO in each state, and average benefits provided to salaried employees either in the U.S. overall, or by state.
The process needed to determine the
employer labor burden
includes data on salary, employer paid taxes, employer paid insurance, and other employer paid benefits.
According to a
tool provided by
, employee costs should also include building overhead, utilities, property taxes, and equipment and supplies.
unemployment tax rates
can vary based on many factors including whether an employer is new or established, what industry they are in, and how many employees have filed for unemployment. In many states, the rate is personalized to the employer and can only be obtained by requesting one from the state.
This source provides a
range of tax rates
for all U.S. states.
This resource provides
valuable survey data
on employee benefits from 2018.
Employee Compensation Statement
employee compensation statement
is used to quantify benefits and perks, along with wages, that employees receive, so employees are able to see the full value of what their employer provides for them. This appears to be the same as providing the gross value that the employee receives.
There are several free tools available that provide details on total employee compensation packages. CalcXML provides a
, and Jo Landers provides a limited
Jo Landers also offers a version based on an Excel spreadsheet that is
available for purchase for $15
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