Setup Base Pay Rates

This video takes you through:

  • What is Base Pay Rate?
  • How to work out a Base Pay Rate amount
  • How to create a Base Pay Rate in Wagemaster

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The Base Pay Rate is used to calculate each employee’s pay. Base Pay Rates must be setup before setting up the employee record.

To set up a new Base Pay Rate:

  1. Click Setup
  2. Click Base Pay Rates


  3. Click Add


  4. Enter a description and the new Base Pay Rate. (See below table on how to calculate the base pay rate)

    • Description: Enter a generic name to identify the group of workers who will be paid this rate
    • Amount: Enter the rate your worker will be paid. This will be displayed to 4 decimal points
    • Code: Leave blank
    • Click OK.

How to work out a Base Pay Rate (Using sample pay data)

Pay Period: Fortnightly

Weekly Working Hour: 40 hours

Fortnightly Pay: $1600


Divide Gross Pay


By total hours for the Pay Period


Base Pay Rate


Please Note: If your employees work on a piece rate, e.g. fruit pickers/shearers, then you can use the taxable allowance option.


Continue to the next step: Setup New Tax Tables (if required)

or skip to Setup Bank Accounts

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