How much should I get paid now that I am going part-time?
June 26, 2009 1:36 PM Subscribe
Please help me figure out how much I should get paid now that I am going from full-time to part-time.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am currently working full-time and am a salaried employee with benefits. I had planned to leave the position at the end of July, but the company would like me to stay on and has asked me to go to part-time instead. I like the company, I like my co-workers and my department has other happy part-time employees, so this model apparently works.
Before I enter into negotiations with HR (no official package from them yet), I want to get a feel for what would be a reasonable hourly rate for me. I make $75K / yr now and work about 60 hours a week. I will scale down to 15-20 hours a week, and I will perform the same functions (so if my job was to make 9 widgets a week before, now I would make 2-3 widgets a week). I will have the same manager, we have a good relationship and she is supportive of me going part-time. I will most likely be paid hourly, but will remain an employee (i.e. I will not be a contractor). This is in California.
How should I calculate my hourly rate? Can I ask for any benefits? Anything else I should watch out for?
Other extra info: I am happy about going part-time and feel there will be other benefits to staying with the company outside of making money. I genuinely like the work and the people, not to mention what I am doing next is rather isolating, so I welcome the opportunity to stay involved with the organization.