Max J Staff asked 7 years ago

In my interview, they asked me if I wanted to receive a salary or an hourly position. Which is better for me?

1 Answers
Ben Staff answered 7 years ago

Salary positions tend to be more stable and they tend to have better benefits, so as a general rule, that’s the better choice. However, that doesn’t mean that it is in this case. You will need to look at this on an individual basis, being sure to factor overtime and benefits into the equation. For example, if the job is offering $55,000 salary, or $25 per hour plus overtime, but you know that you will be working two hours a week in OT at time and a half, then the 42 hours per week ends up paying $1,075 per week if you go hourly. That comes to $55,900, which ends up being slightly better than the salaried pay. Again, you need to examine this on a case by case basis and see how your particular situation falls into play.