Living Wage Employer Benefit Calculator

A living wage can be made up of base wage and benefits. Enter information about the benefits you offer and we can calculate the value of your benefits and how much you need to pay staff to reach the living wage..

Please select your community:

Living Wage Rate for this Community:

Existing Wages

Enter the hourly wage of your lowest paid member of staff:

Health Benefits

Please select what percentage of extended health premiums is covered by the employer:

Calculated hourly benefit amount - extended health and dental:

Enter the value of your annual Health Benefits Account:

Calculated hourly benefit amount - Health Benefits Account:

Please Note: The contribution that health benefits can make to this calculation has been capped at the value of 100% employer health coverage, in this case per hour. If you have entered health benefits as both a percentage and a Health Benefits Account, the above figures may not match the final calculation shown here.

Additional Paid Leave

Number of days offered of paid vacation, sick leave, personal days etc., beyond the statutory minimum (up to a maximum of ten days):

Calculated hourly benefit amount - extra sick pay or vacation days:

Other Benefits

Value of any other taxable benefits (for example a transit pass, education, child care, cell phone that can be used in spare time):

Calculated hourly benefit amount - other taxable benefits:

Local Living Wage rate:

Total hourly benefit amount:

  • in health benefits.
  • in paid leave.
  • in additional benefits.

Current total wage (wage + benefits):

Wage required (before benefits) to achieve local Living Wage:

Pay rise needed: