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Enter wage and salary information

Regardless of how you have set up your employee defaults, you can customize the wage and salary information for each employee. QuickBooks then prefills the information when you write a paycheck for the employee.

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Have you set up payroll items?

Have you set up payroll items?
To do this task
  1. Click Employee Center.

  2. Click the Employees tab, if necessary.

  3. If the employee is already on the list, double-click the employee's name.

    or

    If the employee is not yet on the list, click New Employee at the top of the list.

  4. Click the Change tabs drop-down arrow and click Payroll and Compensation Info.

    Go to step 5 if you're setting up an hourly employee or go to step 6 if you're setting up a salaried employee.

  5. (Hourly employees only) In the Earnings section of the Payroll Info tab, enter an hourly wage payroll item for each type of hourly wage the employee receives.

    • Regular wages: Click the name of the payroll item that represents the employee's hourly wage from the Name drop-down list, and enter the employee's hourly rate in the Hourly/Annual Rate column.

    • Overtime wages: If the employee regularly receives overtime, enter an overtime payroll item here. Since the overtime payroll item is a multiplier, QuickBooks populates the payroll item's rate automatically, based on the regular hourly rate directly above it.

      Important: Overtime payroll items must follow the payroll item for the hourly rate on which they are based; otherwise, the overtime rate will not calculate correctly.

      Examples

  6. (Salaried employees only) In the Earnings section, enter a salary payroll item for the employee.

    Click the name of the payroll item from the Name drop-down list and enter the employee's annual salary in the Hourly/Annual Rate column.

    How QuickBooks calculates salary

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  7. Click OK.

See also

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