This one is difficult – there are software programs with the sole function of calculating an estimated ‘reasonable compensation.’

However, the general idea is the following: pay yourself the amount that you would need to pay someone else to replace you at your business.

Now, that’s often a difficult number to determine because for many owners there isn’t anyone they would trust to take over all their functions as an owner. Depending on your general role, though, you should be able to get a general idea of the marketable salary range.