# Summer Salary Examples

Faculty members who work on sponsored projects commit to a range of effort over the summer session. These examples are to assist in calculating summer salary amounts, effort, and payment period. An image of the SPA Worksheet is included below. Numbers 1-4 in each example can be entered in the corresponding fields (1-4) on the form.

### Scenario 1

#### 9-month faculty member charging an award and discretionary account  for 2 weeks' work during the summer.

1. Base academic year contract: \$50,000
2. Maximum summer salary allowed: \$50,000 x 33.33% = \$16,666.67
1. Maximum summer salary on sponsored projects: \$50,000 x 30% = \$15,000*
*only applies when taking full summer
3. Time of work to be performed: June 1st through June 15th
4. Effort:
1. Grant #1: 80% (\$16,666.67/6 payments = 2,777.78 * 80% = 2,222.22)
2. Discretionary Account: 20% (\$16,666.67/6 payments = 2,777.78 * 20% = \$555.56 )

### Scenario 2

#### 9-month faculty member working on one project for the entire summer.

1. Base academic year contract: \$50,000
2. Maximum summer salary allowed: \$50,000 x 33.33% = \$16,666.67
1. Maximum summer salary on sponsored projects: \$50,000 x 30% = \$15,000*
*only applies when taking full summer
3. Time of work to be performed: May 16th – August 15th
4. Effort:
1. Grant #1: 90% (\$16,666.67 * 90% = \$15,000)

### Scenario 3

#### 9-month faculty member working on multiple projects for the entire summer.

1. Base academic year contract: \$50,000
2. Maximum summer salary allowed: \$50,000 x 33.33% = \$16,666.67
1. Maximum summer salary on sponsored projects: \$50,000 x 30% = \$15,000*
*only applies when taking full summer
3. Time of work to be performed: May 16th - August 15th
4. Effort:
1. Grant #1: 50% (16,666.67 * 50% = \$8,333.33)
2. Grant #2: 20% (16,666.67 * 20% = \$3,333.33)
3. Grant #3: 20% (16,666.67 * 20% = \$3,333.33)

### Scenario 4

#### 10-month faculty member charging one award and discretionary account for work during  the entire summer.

1. Base academic year contract: \$50,000
2. Maximum summer salary allowed: \$50,000 x 20% = \$10,000
1. Maximum summer salary on sponsored projects: \$50,000 x 18% = \$9,000*
*only applies when taking full summer
3. Time of work to be performed: June 1st - July 31st
4. Effort:
1. Grant #1: 90% (10,000 * 90% = 9,000)
2. Discretionary: 10% (10,000 * 10% = 1,000)