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Computing Regular Rate of Pay

Reference Number: MTAS-1529
Reviewed Date: 09/12/2023

There are various methods of computing an employee’s regular rate of pay. The regular rate is a rate per hour. The regulations provide guidance on computing regular rates of pay for (1) hourly employees, (2) hourly rate and bonus employees, (3) salaried employees working a fixed workweek of 40 hours, (4) salaried employees paid for all hours worked but working more than 40 hours in a workweek, (5) salaried employees working a fi xed workweek of less than 40 hours, (6) a fixed weekly salary for a fixed workweek of more than 40 hours, (7) semimonthly salary pay, (8) monthly salary pay, (9) irregular hours, (10) piecework, (11) day rate and job rates, (12) an employee working at two or more rates, (13) payments other than cash, and (14) overtime based on authorized basic rates. 29 C.F.R. § 778.109.