Use these salary formulas to calculate starting salaries, salary increases, fringe rates, and cost of living adjustments for a variety of employee categories.

Please contact your HR Business Team representative if you have any questions.

### Letter of Appointment Calculator(s)

This calculator is used to determine the monthly amount necessary to bring the salary up to the FLSA salary threshold.

LOA Calculator Monthly Increase Amount

This calculator will convert a salary to an hourly amount when the salary does not meet the FLSA salary threshold.

### Salary Calculation Formula for Merit and COLA

The following formula is used to calculate new base salary in years where COLA is awarded:

The following formulas are used to calculate new base salaries when multiple increases are involved with an identical effective date:

### Administrator Return to Teaching Salary (ARTS) Calculation Formula

An ARTS base salary is the negotiated academic year salary for an administrator when the administrative position was accepted. ARTS are notated in the remarks section of the employment document. An increase to an employee's ARTS is handled independently, yet in the same manner as their "A" base salary. The method is as follows:

Note: COLA calculation is listed above.

### "B" Shadow Base Salary Calculation Formula

A "B" shadow base salary is the academic year salary for a faculty member who has taken on administrative duties and is now paid on an "A" base salary or fiscal year salary. The "B" base salary, for these employees, has been increased to a factor of 1.2 to compensate for the added responsibilities and time commitment. An increase for an employee who is being compensated on an "A" base salary and has a "B" shadow base Salary is calculated as follows:

Note: COLA calculation is listed above.

### Calculating "A" Contract (Fiscal Year) Salaries with Mid-month Starting or Ending Pay Period Dates

Faculty salaries are paid on a monthly basis (the monthly pay period is from the 1st of the month through the last day of the month). At times appointments begin or end in the middle of a month. To calculate the correct amount to include in your document total, use the following calculation.

Note: Workdays are all days in the month excluding weekends. Holidays are included but an employee cannot start on a holiday.

### Calculating "B" Contract (Academic Year) Salaries with Mid-semester Starting or Ending Pay Period Dates

Faculty salaries are paid on a monthly basis (the monthly pay period is from the 1st of the month through the last day of the month). Academic year appointments are based upon the academic calendar. They are not under contract the full fiscal year and prorations of a semester must reflect the percentage worked. At times, appointments begin or end in the middle of a semester. To calculate the correct amount to include in your document total use the following calculation.

Note: Workdays are defined on the academic year calendar. Visit the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to view the calendar.

#### Calculating Fringe Inclusive Salary Modification

The following formula is used to calculate a fringe inclusive modification to an existing salary.

### Calculating Budgeted Salary and Fringe

The following formula is used to calculate how much money would be needed to fund a salary and associated fringes when proposing a position.