Friday, December 30, 2011

Comparison of Take Home Amounts as % of Gross Pay

The graph below was created using Google’s chart tools.

The bar graph shows how much take home pay (net pay) is as a percentage of gross pay (salary income) for five European countries and for the United States.

The European country data represents a range of take home pay as a percentage of gross salary for all European Union countries plus Russia. The range is from the lowest net pay taken home (Belgium – 49 % of gross salary) to the highest net pay taken home (Liechtenstein – 90 % of gross salary).

The data on the graph is based on an AGN International survey and analysis done in Europe, summarized at a PDF file. Click here to go the file.

The data for the United States is based on a Cato Institute analysis (Dean Stansel, author) done in the United States. This analysis is in a PDF file. Click here to go to the file.

The graph gives a good sense of the range of take home pay in much of the industrialized west. The Cato data is dated, but likely the percentage amount has not changed materially over the years.

Net Take Home Pay as a Percentage of Gross Salary Amount - Europe vs. United States

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Vehicle Ownership and Operating Costs by Vehicle Size

The bar graph below was created using Google’s chart tools.

The bar graph shows ownership, operating, and total costs in owning and operating five vehicle sizes (small, medium, and large sedans; SUVs; and minivans).

The ownership costs includes insurance, licensing and registration, and depreciation costs.

The operating costs includes: gas & oil; maintenance; and tires. The operating cost is computed on the assumption that the vehicle is operated for 15,000 miles, and has the following operating cost per mile: small sedan – 13.3 cents per mile; medium sedan - 15.5 cents per mile; large sedan – 16.8 cents per mile; SUV – 20.1 cents per mile; and minivan – 17.0 cents per mile.

The total cost is the sum of the ownership and operating costs.

The graph visually indicates the expense of owning and operating vehicles and also show how substantially different the costs can be for various sizes of vehicles.

The graph is based on data presented at the Victoria Transport Policy Institute website. Click here to go this website.

Company Vehicle Costs Comparison by Size

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Percentages of Organizations By Employee Size Offering Health Benefits in 2011

The graph below was created using Google’s charting tools.

The vertical bar graph shows the percentage of companies (also includes nonprofits) by employee size offering health insurance.

The data in the graph was taken from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust‘s 2011 Annual Survey entitled “Employer Health Benefits”.

Data on the graph, and in the survey, should be of interest to companies to compare (benchmark) their health benefit offerings to other companies.

The survey can be accessed by clicking here (PDF file).

Percentage of Companies Offering Health Benefits - 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Nonprofit Revenue Data

The pie chart below was created using Google’s chart tools.

The pie chart shows the sizes of nonprofits in the United States by level of total revenues. As can be seen from the chart, 58.2% of all nonprofits have total revenues less than $100,000. Also using the data on the chart, 70.4% of nonprofits have revenues less than $1 million.

The chart’s data is based on IRS statistics. The IRS statistics come from Form 990s filed in 2010.

The National Centre for Charitable Statistics provides the percentages and other data based on the IRS statistics. The total revenues on these forms were $1.8 trillion. The total number of registered nonprofits was 1,617,301. Two percent of the nonprofits (about 32,350 nonprofits) in the United States account for 90% of the total revenues received by nonprofits.

Click here to go to the National Center for Charitable Statistics site at which the chart’s data can be generated.

IRS Registered Nonprofits by Total Revenues