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# New Pay Scale CalculatorNew Pay Scale Calculator

## The Problem

Up until this point, everyone at Carytown Cupcakes has earned a set base pay, plus an equal split from the tip pool. The problem with this system is that when it’s less busy, not only are there fewer to be worked, but everyone’s hourly rate drops.

## Proposed Solution

A few things will change.
All employees will earn a guaranteed minimum amount per hour.
Tips earned up to the minimum guaranteed amount will be proportionate to that guaranteed amount.
Since tips will be scaled based on pay rate, all employees assigned to a given role will earn the same base amount.
New Pay Rates
0
Name of Role
Guaranteed Minimum Hourly
Portion of Guarantee from Base Pay (85%)
Portion of Guarantee from Tip Pool (15%)
1
\$17.00
\$14.45
\$2.55
2
Baker
\$15.75
\$13.39
\$2.36
3
Shop Clerk/Baker’s Assistant
\$13.50
\$11.48
\$2.03
There are no rows in this table

## Example #1: A slow week

Old Pay Structure:
A baker earns \$13.50/hour plus \$2.30/hr tip split, resulting in a net hourly rate of \$15.80/hour
New Pay Structure
A baker earns \$13.39/hour plus \$2.36/hr tip split. However, there aren’t enough tips in the pool to cover the minimum, so the company bonuses the baker, resulting in \$13.39/hr base plus \$2.24/hr tips plus \$0.31/hr bonus money to meet the guarantee

## Example #2: A very busy week

Old Pay Structure:
A baker earns \$13.50/hour plus \$3.50/hr tip split, resulting in a net hourly rate of \$17/hour
New Pay Structure
A baker earns \$13.39/hour plus \$2.36/hr tip split. After the tip pool is distributed to everyone in the pool, there is still some money left, so every employee earns an additional \$0.42 per hr tip. The baker’s final pay rate is \$13.39 + \$2.36 + \$0.42 =\$16.17/hour

# Interactive Example

## ⁠Busy Week⁠⁠

(Change the setting above to model what would happen based on our normal sales volume)
Role
Hours Worked
Base Pay/Hr
Tips/Hr Toward Guarantee
Final Rate/Hr
1
120
\$14.45
\$2.55
\$0.00
\$1.00
\$18.00
2
Baker
100
\$13.39
\$2.36
\$0.00
\$1.00
\$16.75
3
Baker's Assistant/Shop Clerk
70
\$11.48
\$2.03
\$0.00
\$1.00
\$14.50
There are no rows in this table

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