Add multiple pay rates for hourly employees

Your employees may work multiple jobs and get paid different hourly rates depending on the job performed. For example, a restaurant employee can work as a waiter at one rate and a bartender at another rate.

Once you have set up your hourly employees with their first pay rate, add an additional pay rate so that these workers are compensated with the correct amount each payroll. Add as many pay rates as you'd like!

  1. Click the People tab.
  2. Click your employee’s name.
  3. Navigate to the Job & Pay tab.
  4. In the Compensation section, click Add Earning Type or Pay Rate.
  5. Select the earning type or additional pay rate.
  6. Next to Job Class Code, select the appropriate risk class code (applicable to those who have a workers' comp policy through Gusto).
  7. Enter the pay rate.
  8. Next to Default Hours per Pay Period, enter a default amount if applicable. This is required if you are using AutoPilot.
  9. Click Save.
  10. The first pay rate will now be titled Primary Position. Job Titles can be updated by clicking Edit next to the pay rate.

Common Questions

Q: I'm changing my employee from hourly to salaried. What do I need to know?
A: If your hourly employee has multiple pay rates, changing them to a salaried employee type will remove all additional pay rates from your employee. You can change the employee type by editing the primary pay rate.

Q: Which pay rate will be used for PTO and sick pay?
A: The primary rate.



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