Gerhan Company’s flexible budget for the units manufactured in May shows $15,640 of total factory overhead; this output level represents 70% of available capacity. During May, the company applied overhead to production at the rate of $3.00 per direct labor hour (DLH), based on a denominator volume level of 6,120 DLHs, which represents 90% of available capacity. The company worked 5,000 DLHs and incurred $16,500 of total factory overhead cost during May, including $6,800 for fixed factory overhead.
Under a three-variance breakdown (decomposition) of the total overhead variance, what is the total factory overhead spending variance (to the nearest whole dollar) for May?
a: N/A – this variance does not exist in a three-variance analysis of the total overhead variance.
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b: $300 favorable
c: $380 unfavorable
d: $480 unfavorable
e: $1,160 unfavorable