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    • Brodel
    • By Brodel 6th Aug 18, 9:18 AM
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    Help figuring out my salary.
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:18 AM
    Help figuring out my salary. 6th Aug 18 at 9:18 AM

    I have been offered a job through an agency but am having trouble trying to work out what my salary actually is. Having freelanced for the last few years I'm not familiar with how this works. I have been told that the rate is 22.50 an hour so the PAYE rate is 17.20 per hour (not exact figures but within pennies) if I go PAYE with the agency and not an umbrella company. This is based on a 36 hour week. The actual company the job is with have said the annual salary is 32k but the recruiter has mentioned figures of 38 and 41 etc.

    I just want to know what the annual salary would be if it were a regular job being employed by the company directly. I've asked the recruiter about 3 times but he can't just give me a figure and goes off quoting all sorts of different numbers and deductions that I'm more confused than when I started. I've asked for a mock payslip but he can't provide one.

    Is there a specifically worded question I should ask or a way I can calculate it myself? I want to know so that I can compare it to other wages for jobs not through an agency.

    Thanks for any help.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 6th Aug 18, 3:47 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:47 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:47 PM
    32k sounds approximately correct if the PAYE rate is 17.20 per hour:

    17.2 * 36 * 52 = 32,198

    However, if that's the rate paid if you work direct for the agency then presumably the hourly rate paid if you work direct for the company will be different, but nobody knows if it will be higher or lower unless you ask them.
    • Brodel
    • By Brodel 6th Aug 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 4:12 PM
    Thanks. Yes after looking into it a bit more and using salary calculators that seems to sound about right. It's been frustrating trying to get a straight answer from the agency as they give figures excluding certain deductions. He told me it was closer to 38k when I specifically asked him about an equal comparison before. I understand where he got the figure from but it was a bit misleading. Hopefully I can avoid having to use them in the future.
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