FPI SALARY RECKONER
Money should not be a taboo subject!
Transparency pays – we are firmly convinced of it! But in spite of the fact that many firms have had very good experiences with transparent salary structures, transparency still represents a daring venture for most people. Amongst employees too, the subject of salary is often a bigger taboo than sexual orientation: 41 per cent of Germans do not even know what their partners earn.
But things can be very different. Sweden has long practised maximum transparency: anyone can look at any tax return, so it is easy to find out other people’s earnings and capital income. In Germany, start-ups such as Einhorn Products are praised for going on the offensive with salary transparency and participative management – and its success shows that this manufacturer of vegan condoms is right. The American company Buffer has gone a step further, and makes employee salaries transparent by putting them online: the salary formula of the social media management platform is revealed by just a few clicks.
Big ambitions? We are making a start!
FPI puts into practice what it advises others to do: we pursue new directions in all aspects of everyday working life, try things out, and use the opportunities offered by the digital world of work. We have flexible working hours, work from home, and at various locations. And whilst the new full-time hours are still under discussion in Berlin, we are trialling them: at FPI, full-time work means a 32-hour week. In other words, anyone who works 40 hours a week has a 125% job. The working time models are flexible and are oriented on the capabilities, needs and wishes of all colleagues. As a result, all FPI agents currently have different working hours. Another aspect of the new full-time model is that management roles can also be carried out in less than 40 hours a week.
Admittedly, we are a small team – and that makes some things simpler. But why shouldn’t what works on a small scale work also on a large scale? After all, someone has to take the first step!
What do FPI agents earn?
Anyone who wants to know what they would earn as an FPI agent can find that out using the FPI salary formula. The decisive factors for the level of salary are the relevant professional experience, project experience, and whether they take on responsibility. The basic salary is based on double the minimum wage, which corresponds to earnings at the senior civil service level. One special feature is that full-time positions at FPI are always 32 hours a week, so half-time would be 16 hours, and 40 hours a week would be a 125% post.
To take a few examples: someone who joins us as a Junior Agent without personnel responsibility would earn a gross salary of 2,400 Euros a month on starting full-time FPI work at the Fair Pay Innovation Lab. Someone working 38 hours a week as an Assistant would start with a gross salary of 2,850 Euro a month, whilst someone working 38 hours a week as a Senior Agent with responsibility for personnel and budget would earn a gross salary of 3,708 Euro in the first project.
All this can be tried out here:
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