## Calculating pay is complex. This article is meant to provide an explanation of how FieldClock calculates "Regular Rate of Pay" (RRoP) for a given workweek.

### Formula

For a given Job, the Regular Rate of Pay is equal to the Total Pay of all *previous* Jobs (including OT) that the Employee worked plus the *Base Pay* for the current Job, divided by the Total Hours worked (including OT) for a given workweek.

- (Total Pay of all previous Jobs + Base Pay of current Job) / Total Hours worked

#### What does 'Base Pay' mean exactly?

Let's look at the following example:

River's Total Pay here is $352.30. His *Base Pay*, however, is different. In this example, it would be $289.80 (20 hours x $14.49). In other words, Base Pay is what the pay would be if there was no OT or DT.

### Calculating the Regular Rate of Pay

Let's assume the following, still using the above example:

- River's Wage Program states that he should earn OT after 55 hours in a single workweek
- River worked two Jobs before the one above
- Job 1, River worked 20 hours at $14.49 for a Total Pay of $289.80
- Job 2, River earned $500 in piece pay

Regular Rate of Pay = $289.80 (Job 1) + $500 (Job 2) + $289.80 (Job 3, using Base Pay) = **$17.99**

### Calculating the overtime hourly rate

Now that we have the above Job's Regular Rate of Pay ($17.99), we can simply multiple that by your multiplier that's set in your Wage Program, which in this case is 1.5x.

$17.99 x 1.5 =**$26.99**