How Much Does the Flu Cost My Company? Find out! September 5, 2014 By Cait Hartwyk Leave a Comment Nausea. Chills. Fever. Aches and pains all over. We all know the flu is awful. However, did you know the flu is awfully expensive too? Sick employees cannot come to work, or, if they attempt to work from home, illness and general feelings of misery significantly cut into productivity. Additionally, the costs from flu related medical visits pile up quickly. That’s right – the flu costs companies a lot of money each year. How much does your company stand to lose from the flu? Fill in the number of employees in your company and their average annual salary in the calculator below to find out the financial risk the flu poses to you. Luckily, this is one risk that is easily mitigated. Schedule an onsite flu vaccination clinic to keep your employees, and your bottom line, healthy and flu free! How Much Does the Flu Cost My Company? FIND OUT! Fill in the first two fields, and then press the TAB key. Total employees: Average employee salary : Don’t know your average salary? Median U.S. income is $51,371 Each lost lost workday, per employee, costs you: $0 Each sick employee will lose 5 workdays: 5 Statistically, this many of your employees will get the flu*: 0 Flu-related absenteeism will cost your company: $0 Flu-related medical visits will cost your company**: $0 At a minimum, the flu will cost your company: $0 *Assume 15% of employees get the flu. **The average cost of a doctor’s appointment is $154.55, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.