For workers paid hourly (PAIDHOUR), I’d like their actual rate of pay, including tips and commission. Depending on the state, most tipped workers can be paid as low as $2.13/hour plus tips. But I’d like a more accurate reflection of the total rate that they earn.
I gather you draw your info from survey questions ERNHRTD/C and ERNHRED/C which explicitly exclude them. But I’m hoping you have a way of adjusting, so HOURWAGE includes tips, etc.
If your variable HOURWAGE does not include tips, etc., do you have a recommendation for another variable that would capture them? Like, maybe dividing EARNWEEK by UHRSWORK1?
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