## How do you calculate direct labor variance?

(Figure)How is the total direct labor variance calculated? Total direct labor variance = (Actual hours × Actual rate) – (Standard hours × Standard rate) or the total direct labor variance is also found by combining the direct labor rate variance and the direct labor time variance.

**What is total direct labor cost variance?**

Direct labor rate variance (also called direct labor price or spending variance) is the difference between the total cost of direct labor at standard cost (i.e. direct labor hours at standard rate) and the actual direct labor cost.

**How do you calculate total variable cost in a flexible budget?**

Dividing total cost of each category by the budgeted production level results in variable cost per unit of $0.50 for indirect materials, $0.40 for indirect labor, and $0.40 for utilities. To compute the value of the flexible budget, multiply the variable cost per unit by the actual production volume.

### How do you calculate direct labor cost?

A direct labor rate is calculated simply by dividing the estimated total labor cost by the total direct labor hours. For example, if the rate is for a Machinist Level I, the company would calculate the aggregate wages plus taxes and fringe benefits the company will pay for this labor category over the next year.

**What is direct labor variance in accounting?**

Direct labor rate variance measures the cost of the difference between the expected labor rate and the actual labor rate. If the variance demonstrates that actual labor rates were higher than expected labor rates, then the variance will be considered unfavorable.

**What is the flexible budget amount for direct labor?**

Flexible-budget amounts based on $10 per unit of output for direct materials and $8 per unit for direct labor. Flexible-budget cost is the standard quantity allowed for the actual level of activity multiplied by the standard price per unit.

#### What is flexible budget variance?

Flexible budget variances are the differences between line items on actual financial statements and those that are on flexible budgets. Since the actual activity level is not available before the accounting period closes, flexible budgets can only be prepared at the end of the period.

**How do you calculate labor cost variance with example?**

- Labour Rate Variance = (Standard Rate – Actual Rate) X Actual Hours.
- Labour Efficiency Variance.
- = (Standard hours for actual output – Actual hours) X Standard Rate.
- Direct Labour Cost Variance = Labour Rate Variance + Labour Efficiency Variance.
- DLCV = LRV + LEV.

**What is the flexible budget variance for direct materials?**

The sum of the direct-labor price and quantity variances equals the direct-labor flexible-budget variance. Similarly, the sum of the direct-materials price and quantity variances equals the total direct-materials flexible-budget variance.

## How do you prepare a flexible budget example?

The following are steps you can take to create a flexible budget for your business:

- Identify which costs are variable and which costs are fixed. Fixed costs typically include expenses such as rent and monthly marketing costs.
- Divide the budget.
- Create your budget with set fixed costs.
- Update the budget.
- Input and compare.

**How do you calculate direct and indirect labor costs?**

Use these steps to calculate indirect labor costs:

- Identify the number of hours employees worked.
- Subtract time-off for each employee.
- Multiply hourly employees’ total hours worked by their hourly wage.
- Add employees’ annual salaries to your calculations.

**What is a flexible budget variance?**

First, a flexible budget is a budget in which some amounts will increase or decrease when the level of activity changes. A flexible budget variance is the difference between 1) an actual amount, and 2) the amount allowed by the flexible budget. Static Budget vs. Flexible Budget

### How do you calculate flexible budget with variable expenses?

The resulting flexible budget summary is: Fixed expenses (salaries, utilities, etc.) of $350,000 + variable expenses (cartons, helpers, etc.) of $162,000 (54,000 items X $3 each) = total flexible budget of $512,000.

**How do you compute the direct labor price variance?**

To compute the direct labor price variance, subtract the actual hours of direct labor at standard rate ($43,200) from the actual cost of direct labor ($46,800) to get a $3,600 unfavorable variance. This result means the company incurs an additional $3,600 in expense by paying its employees an average of $13 per hour rather than $12.

**What is the difference between fixed and flexible budget models?**

In general, the total flexible budget variance should be smaller than the total variance that would be generated if a fixed budget model were used, since the unit volume or revenue level in a flexible budget model is adjusted to match actual results (which is not the case in a fixed model).