If you have worked for many years in the same organization, most likely you have heard about the **midpoint of the salary range**. The **midpoint of a salary range** is the numerical value that is in the middle of the salary range. It is often used as a benchmark or target figure for other jobs in the same organization. In this article, we will learn how to **calculate the midpoint of a salary range in Excel**.

## Calculate Midpoint of Salary Range in Excel: 3 Simple Methods

In this section of the article, we will learn **3Â **simple methods to **calculate the midpoint of a salary range in Excel**. Let’s say we have the **Salary Structure of ABC Company** as our dataset. In the dataset, we have the minimum value **(Min)** and maximum value **(Max)** of the salary range. Our goal is to **calculate the midpoint of the salary range** from this data set. Now let’s explore **3** convenient methods to do this.

### 1. Using AVERAGE Function

Using the **AVERAGE** **function** is one of the smartest ways to **calculate the midpoint of a salary range in Excel**. The **AVERAGE **function simply returns to us the average of a selected data range. Now, let’s follow the steps outlined below to do this.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, use the following formula in cell
**G5**.

`=AVERAGE(E5:F5)`

Here, the range **E5:F5**Â indicates the first cells of the **Min** and **Max** columns.

- Following that, press
**ENTER**.

Consequently, you will have the **midpoint of the salary range** for **Haney** in cell **G5**.

- Now use the
**AutoFill**feature of Excel to obtain the remaining outputs as shown in the following picture.

### 2. Applying Mathematical Formula

Applying the **mathematical formula** is another effective way to **calculate the midpoint of a salary range in Excel**. Let’s use the steps mentioned below to do this.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, use the following formula in cell
**G5**.

`=(E5+F5)/2`

Here, cell **E5** represents the **Min** value of the salary range, and cell **F5** indicates the **Max** value of the salary range.

- After that, press
**ENTER**.

As a result, you have the following output in cell **G5** as marked in the following image.

- Finally, use the
**AutoFill**option of Excel to get the remaining**Mid Points**.

### 3. Utilizing AutoSum Feature of Excel

Utilizing the **Aut****o****Sum** option of Excel is one of the easiest ways to **calculate the midpoint of salary range in Excel**. Let’s follow the instructions outlined in the following section to do this.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, select the cells of the
**Mid Point**column. - After that, go to the
**Home**tab from**Ribbon**. - Then, click on the
**AutoSum**option from the**Editing**group. - Now, choose the
**Average**option from the drop-down.

That’s it! You can find the **midpoint** of the salary range marked in the following picture.

## How to Calculate Midpoint Progression Salary Range in Excel

While working in Excel, sometimes we need to calculate the **midpoint progression of a salary range**. It gives us an idea about the salary structure of an organization. A good salary structure has a competitive **Growth** rate. In this section of the article, we will discuss how we can **calculate the midpoint progression of salary range in Excel**.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, use the formula given below in cell
**G6**.

`=(D6/D5)-1`

Here, cell **D6** indicates the **Mid Point** for the **Executive Position**, and cell **D5** refers to the **Mid Point** for the **Jr. Executive Position**.

- Then, hit
**ENTER**.

As a result, you will have the following output in cell **G6**.

- Now, use the
**AutoFill**feature of Excel to get the rest of the**Growth**rates.

Here, you can see that the **Growth** rates are not evenly distributed throughout different **Positions**. Let’s use the following instructions to create an even **Growth** rate and **Mid Point** progression that is evenly distributed.

- Select the cells of the
**Mid Point**,**Min**, and**Max**columns as shown in the following image. - After that, go to the
**Home**tab from**Ribbon**. - Then, choose the
**Fill**option from the**Editing**group. - Now, select the
**Series**option from the drop-down.

- Following that, select the
**Growth**option in the**Series**dialogue box. - Then, check the box of
**Trend**. - Finally, click
**OK**.

Consequently, you will have the following **Growth** rates and the **Mid Point** progression as demonstrated in the following picture.

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## Conclusion

These are all basic, easy, and convenient techniques you can apply anytime in spreadsheets to **calculate the midpoint of a salary range in Excel**. I hope this article has helped you to learn all the methods to count cells with texts. If you have any questions or feedback, then please leave a comment here. You can also have a glance at our more interesting and informative articles on Excel functions and applications on this website.

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