IDear Workforce-I How Much to Pay in Bonuses
What is a standard percentage that companies tend to allocate to bonuses and how much do employees receive as a percent of base salary?
-- Uzma Siddiqui, HR manager, Pakcom Limited
The allocation percentage varies greatly depending on industry and employee group. This percentage can be a factor of various performance measures and is generally only reported for top management.
Avg. Bonus Pool
As a Percentage of Net Profits after Taxes
As a Percentage of Total Revenues
As a Percentage of the Total of Base Salaries
Percentage received a bonus in 1999
Average paid (as a percent of base salary)
Professional and Scientific Personnel
Technical and Skilled Personnel
Data reported above is all industries combined.
SOURCE: Salary.com, Needham, MA, February 10, 2000.
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