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About the Redesign

If you visited this site prior to September 15th, 2018, you've no doubt noticed that I've since launched a complete redesign of the website.

If you're not happy with the new design, I sincerely apologize. I would have preferred to keep the old desktop design, but considering the majority of my site's users are now accessing the site from small-screen, touch-enabled, mobile devices, and considering Google is now penalizing websites for not being mobile/thumb friendly, I was left with no choice but to switch to a responsive, mobile-first design.

The good news is that now that I have combined the three separate versions of the site (mobile, desktop, and ad-free member) into a single design, this will free up a ton of my time for working to make the mobile-optimized calculators more desktop/laptop friendly. In fact, some of the redesigned calculators already offer a desktop-optimized form that becomes visible when you increase the width setting of the calculator (within the "Calculator Preferences" expandable panel).

Thank you in advance for your help and patience as I work to improve the redesign.


Calculator Preferences
Pay Raise Calculator Sign

Pay Raise Calculator

This calculator will not only calculate your pay raise or cost of living (COL) raise, but will also translate the raise into every common and not-so-common time period -- including how much the raise will add up to between now and when you plan to retire! The $ecret tab includes:

  • Who determines your wage?
  • The best way to ask for a pay raise.
Learn More

Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Rate:Pay rate:Current pay rate:Current pay rate:

Current pay rate:

Enter the amount you are currently being paid per increment of time (hour, day, week, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, etc.).

Period:Time period:Time period:Time period your pay rate applies to:

Time period your pay rate applies to:

Select whichever time period corresponds to the pay rate you entered in the first line.

Type:Raise type:Pay raise type:Pay raise type:

Pay raise type:

Select the type of raise you are entering. If you know the new pay rate amount, select New rate. If you want to enter the dollar amount of only the raise itself (getting a $1 per hour raise), select Dollar amount increase. If the pay raise is a percentage increase, select Percent amount increase.

Factor:Raise factor:Pay raise factor:Pay raise factor:

Pay raise factor:

Once you have selected the type of raise you are entering, enter the corresponding factor (dollar raise, percent raise, new rate) on this line.

Week hrs:Weekly hours:Weekly work hours:Number of hours you work each week:

Number of hours you work each week:

Enter the number of hours you work per work week.

Now age:Current age:Current age:Your current age:

Current age:

Enter your current age. The calculator will use this entry to calculate potential earnings on your raise if you choose to invest it rather than spend it.

Retire age:Retire age:Retire age:Age you plan to retire at:

Age you plan to retire at:

Enter the age you expect to retire at. The calculator will use this entry to calculate potential earnings on your raise if you choose to invest it rather than spend it.

ROI:Expected ROI:Return on investments:Expected annual return on investments:

Expected annual return on investments:

Enter the percent return on your investment you believe you could earn between now and when you plan to retire. The calculator will use this entry to calculate potential earnings on your raise if you choose to invest it rather than spend it.

New rate:New pay rate:New pay rate:New pay rate:

New pay rate:

Your new pay rate based on your pay raise calculator entries.

Increase:Percent increase:Percentage increase:Percentage increase:

Percentage increase:

This is the percentage increase of your pay rate dollar amount increase.


If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.



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