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Salary Increment

What is a Salary Increment?

Salary increment is measured as a percentage of an employee's overall base pay. It is usually a percentage of the employee's annual salary. Increments are used by employers to increase or decrease base salary, as well as to grant incentives.

Employees use them as a reference point when negotiating a raise or a new starting salary with a prospective company. Employees in the public sector are often given annual raises based on wage increments.

How to calculate salary increment percentage?

  1. Determine the decimal value of the salary increase % (i.e., salary percentage divided by 100).  
  1. Multiply the decimal value by the CTC currently in use.  
  1. Now double your current CTC by the final value.  
  1. The updated salary value is finally presented.  

For instance, for calculating a 30% increase on 28000

  1. Calculate the decimal value of 30%, which is 30/100 = 0.30.  
  1. After that, multiply 0.30 by 28000 = 0.30 * 28000 to get 8400.  
  1. Later, add 8400 to 28000 to get 36400.  
  1. As a result, the revised salary with increment is 36400.

How to determine salary increase?

The state of the economy as a whole–inflation, changes in the cost of living, and so on. When deciding on a budget for salary hikes, cost of living increases should be a top priority. Consider the following factors to determine the salary increase:

  • The financial situation of the employer as a whole.  
  • The increment "budget" for the section or department.  
  • Employee's length of service with the company.  
  • Certificates of employment i.e., the shortage of some talents in the market and the probability that the employee will be paid more for them in some other organization.  
  • Comparison for the similar position’s market value and standards.  

Employers occasionally use salary surveys from similar firms in their market area to benchmark or change salary rates. When comparing their annual increments to those of other employers, most corporations use "pay budget" polls rather than compensation surveys.

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