## TrappGotti 3 years ago You get a part-time job earning \$7.50/hr. Your tips are \$2.75/hr on average. Deductions are FICA (7.65%), federal tax withholding (9.25%), and state tax withholding (6.45%). You work for 10 hours. What is your gross base pay?

1. geoffb

"What is your *gross* base pay?"

2. TrappGotti

thats what i have to find out !

3. geoffb

I know. It's easier than you think. *Gross* pay.

4. TrappGotti

so how do i do it

5. geoffb

Do you have a job?

6. TrappGotti

no

7. geoffb

Okay, let's say you did. If you made \$8 an hour, how much would you make in 5 hours?

8. TrappGotti

40

9. geoffb

Right. That would be your gross pay. Now, looking back at the question, can you calculate your gross (pre-tax) pay?

10. TrappGotti

is it 75 ?

11. geoffb

12. TrappGotti

102.50 all together

13. geoffb

Yes, good. That is your gross pay. Had it asked for net pay, you would need to calculate and subtract taxes.

14. TrappGotti

thanks and i have 1 more quick question how would i solve this [problem ? Your part-time job pays \$8.35/hr and your deductions are FICA (7.65%), federal tax withholding (10.25%), and state tax withholding (7.15%). You work for 12 hours. What is your net hourly wage?

15. geoffb

Okay, so now it wants your *net* pay per hour. You'll need to factor in taxes. The only thing is, I don't know how US taxes work, so you'll need to look into them to see if one is deducted before the others, or if they all come off simultaneously.