This was a fun way to deal with the idea of how to compare multiple jobs against one another:

Assumptions:

  • Jobs have a salary and a number of hours per week an employee is required to work.
  • My time has a value to me ($50/hour).
  • Gas costs $3.40/gallon.
  • My car gets 30 miles/gallon.
  • Average speed of commute is 50 mph.
  • “Travel” refers to percent of time per year working, but not at the employee’s home office.

Please enter the salary per year:

Please enter the number of days worked per week:

Please enter the number of hours worked per day:

Please enter the length of commute in miles:

Please enter the percent of work time spent away from the main office (no %, just the number):

The total job value of this offer is: