This article is for users wanting to calculate and pay a missed pay rise for a past pay period in Wagemaster.

**To Calculate The Amount Of The Back Pay**

- Calculate the percentage of the increase to calculate the amount of back pay that is owed to the employee.
- Divide the new pay rate by the old and then multiply this by 100 to get the increase as a percentage.
**For Example**

If Anna is currently paid $10.50 per hour and the new rate is $11.75, the calculation will be:

Therefore, Anna’s rate has increased by 111.9%. (To check this calculation $10.50 x 111.9% = $11.75). - Generally, all pay rates (full-time, Saturday, Sunday, overtime etc.) will increase by this percentage, as in most cases every pay rate is relative to the full-time weekday pay rate.
- You may wish to take 2-4 common rates and check them to ensure you come up with the same percentage. You will sometimes find that each pay rate increases by a different percentage.
- Look at the gross over the pay weeks since the pay rise was approved. To do this click,
**Reports > Employee > Payment Summary**, or**Reports > Payment Summary**, selecting the required dates, for all employees. - Once you know the total gross, multiply this by the percentage rate of the increase to give you the amount of the back pay.

**Please Note**If the back pay is a large amount, use the

**Lump Sum Payment Wizard**via

**Adjustments**. Choose

**Lump Sum**and

**Add**. Follow the prompts in each screen of the wizard.

**Continue To:Process Back Pay**

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