Salary Calculators and Wizards
Link to financial and salary calculators and wizards below. Includes city cost
of living comparison and relocation; IRA, 401(k) and retirement planning; paycheck
annual salary, and hourly and gross pay; potential future salary; W-4 Form allowances
and income tax; loan, mortgage and amortization; investment and savings; and
other financial and salary calculators.
Many free salary calculators and wizards are little more than gimmicks to attract
Web site traffic. Before you take the results of a free salary calculator or
wizard seriously, read about the methodology used to collect the data.
The most reliable data is collected scientifically from employers or data-collection
organizations, at least once per year.
If the methodology is not offered or seems unscientific (e.g., collected randomly
from volunteer job seekers), then don't take the results too seriously.
WorldatWork, a nonprofit
professional association, sets the standards for collecting salary data. So,
any salary calculator or wizard that adheres to its standards is likely more
reliable than one that doesn't. See also Salary
Play with the numbers to see how your salary and taxes will be affected by contributing
to a 401(k) retirement account. Also includes calculators for retirement planning,
net worth, college financial planning, investing and taxes.
and Finance Salary Calculator
Robert Half International provides a free calculator for looking up a salary
range by zip code, job category and title. Also provides a salary guide that's
only sort of free, as you must first complete a nosey registration form to enable
A large variety of calculators regarding salary and other money matters from
Bankrate.com, too numerous to list here. However, at this writing the calculator
categories are: mortgage, home equity, taxes, auto, savings, investments, debt
management, personal finance, retirement, insurance, credit cards, and small
Salaries - Salary Potential by Job
How much will you be earning in fifteen years? As a promotion for their products
and services, the Economic Research Institute lets you peek into their crystal
ball. For the U.S. and Canada.
Cost of Living Comparison
Learn how your disposable income will be affected by relocating to another U.S.
city. The Cost of Living Wizard also reports the salary adjustment you need to
maintain your standard of living, and how likely you are to receive it in the
local market. A freebie from Salary.com as a promo for paid services.
An ever-evolving variety of calculators, wizards and similar tools, organized
under categories such as Real Estate, Retirement, Planning, and Investing. Courtesy
Quickly discover how much of your annual salary you're eligible to contribute
to a Roth and/or traditional individual retirement account (IRA). Just one of
several calculators and planning tools from Fidelity.
As promo for software that costs, this is free, fully-operational, loan-analysis
software for noncommercial use. Includes remaining balance, balloon payment,
accelerated payment, interest due, amortization, and refinance loan calculators.
Requires the Windows operating system.
Several each for mortgage, home equity, auto, credit card and debt consolidation
loans from Lending Tree.
and Paycheck Calculators
Basic salary, hourly-pay and W-4 calculators for figuring your take-home pay.
Advanced wizards and calculators require registration, which is free at this
writing but rather nosy (e.g., requires phone number).
Get a free broad-range salary report online, including benefit, bonus and cost-of-living
information. Provided by SalaryExpert.com as a promo for a personal report that
costs. (Tip: Enter your last employer if you are currently unemployed.) Also
provides other salary-related calculators, such as for executive salaries.
Calculator - Medical
and Health Care
Compare your salary to those of your peers, by professional field and job specialty.
Provided by Advance for Health Careers Magazine, which requires you
to submit some personal information. However, they promise anonymity and privacy.
Get a rough idea of what jobs like yours pay where you live and work. Free from
Salary.com as a promo for personal salary reports.
Estimate your tax or refund, see how a major life change (e.g., marriage, birth
or home purchase) will impact your taxes, and figure out how much you may contribute
to an IRA while saving on taxes. From Intuit, maker of TurboTax®.
Calculators and Tools
H&R Block offers free online calculators and interactive tools for estimating
your Federal tax or refund, and for figuring self-employment tax, a health insurance
tax credit (per the Affordable Care Act), and the tax impact of a major life
change or job-related deductions.