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Payroll to Revenue Ratio


Showcases the proportion of a company's revenue spent on total payroll. It indicates how efficiently a company is using its human resources to generate revenue. A high ratio might suggest that a large portion of revenue is consumed by payroll expenses, which could be concerning unless it's an industry norm.


(Total Payroll Expense / Total Revenue) x 100


If a company has a total payroll expense of $500,000 and a revenue of $2,500,000, the Payroll to Revenue Ratio would be 20%.