Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 15:28:21 -0500 "Bosch, Jules [PRDUS Non J&J]" "SAS(r) Discussion" "Bosch, Jules [PRDUS Non J&J]" Re: Contractor Versus Permanent Salary Differences To: sas programmer text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

SAS Programmer,

One way to determine the annual salary might be with the following formula. Adjust accordingly.

Work days per year=230 based on the following-

[52 weeks x 5 days/week, less 10 holidays*, less 10 vacation days*, less 5 days* for illnesses and/or personal time, less 5 days* for other contingencies such as SUGI, AA meetings, etc.]

* Consultants normally do not get paid for non-workdays.

230 days x 8 hrs/day x \$52/hr = \$95,680 annual consulting fees.

Generally, the cost to an employer of an employee is in the range of 50 to 75% of the employee's annual salary. This includes taxes, holidays, vacations, bonuses, etc. So, if the employer were able to spend \$95,680 per year for a fulltime employee, the fte 's base salary would be in the range of \$95,680 divided by 1.75-1.50, or 55k\$-64k\$.

Other considerations include, for example, the cost of traveling to SUGI. The employer normally pays this for the employee. As a consultant, the cost is yours. Same goes for materials and supplies such as manuals, software, PCs and, lest we forget, taxes for Uncle Sam.

Good luck.

Jules Bosch

-----Original Message----- From: sas programmer [mailto:sasprogrammer@HOTMAIL.COM] Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 2:30 PM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Contractor Versus Permanent Salary Differences

Hi All

What do you think would be the salary of a sas programmer as a full time employee who is a consultant making dollars 52 per hour ?

I am trying to get a perm position and its a dilemna trying to figure out the salary rate , everyone is very uninformative when it comes to questions like these

You're answer will help me negotiate better with these HR people

Thanks

SAS Programmer

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