Help with a variable commission calculator


New Member
Feb 17, 2012
Hello all, new to the forum and posting a question about commission calculations.
I have been using an IF formula to calculate variable commissions but this is proving to be a little unwieldy and wondered if there was a better way to generate the figures.

Company has various bands for calculating earnings which are as follows:


£1,000 0.00%
£2,000 0.00%
£3,000 2.00%
£4,000 2.00%
£5,000 2.50%
£6,000 5.00%
£7,000 7.50%
£8,000 18.00%
£9,000 20.00%
£10,000 25.00%
£11,000 25.00%
£12,000 27.50%
£15,000 30.00%

so over £3000 and over they earn 2%, £5000 and over, they will earn 2,% etc.

My current formula is:


Is there a better way to do this? I wanted the formula to scan the figure compare it to the values and generate a figure. Is this possible?

Any advice gratefully received!


Well-known Member
Feb 3, 2010
Welcome to the board. You may need to adjust the ranges and look up values, but try:

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