## Overview

The Basic Amount is the amount owed to the employee which is directly related to the hours worked. This does not include leave hours/leave amount.

## Calculation

The basic amount is calculated as **Basic Hours * Hourly rate**

For example:

Abigail earns €20,000 per annum and is on a full time contract.

She is on a 40 hour/week full time job schedule. Her yearly hours are calculated as 40 hours per week * 52 weeks = 2080 hours per year. The hourly salary is therefore calculated as €20,000/2080 hours = €9.62/hour.

Her basic hours in a payroll are 173.3333. Therefore, €9.62 * 173.3333 = €1667

If, on the other hand, the employee is on an hourly salary, the basic amount is calculated as basic hours in payroll * hourly rate.

## Exceptions

- If there is
**more than one position history for the employee for the period covered by the payslip,**the Basic Amount is shown as an average of the different hourly rates within that month. Ex. 50% of the month earning €10/hr and 50% of the month with earning €11/hr - the basic amount will show an average hourly rate of €10.5/hr for that month. - If there is
**more than one position history for the employee for the period covered by the payslip, each having a different work schedule,**the same principle as the above applies. Please note that in this case, the Basic Hours may also not add up to 173.3333 (for a 40hr/week, 5 days/week). - If the employee
**worked less hours than required, or booked more leave hours than having hours worked**, within that month, then the Basic amount will show as zero. - If the employee did not work the full month, Basic Amount is calculated as follows:

(Salary/full-time hours based on 12 months) * Hours worked that month

Ex: (€20800/2080 hours) * 64 hours worked = €640

For information on how the basic hours are calculated, **click here**.