How do I raise an hourly pay rate in the middle of a pay period in QBO?


Hello Andrea G.,

You can add a new hourly pay type and rate to show the employee's other rate.

Here's how:

  1. Click Workers on the left menu.
  2. Select Employees.
  3. Click the employee that you want to add an hourly rate.
  4. Under How much do you pay this employee?, click the pencil icon beside Additional pay types.
  5. Place a check mark beside Hourly 2 and fill in the rate per hour. (You can also edit the name by clicking the drop-down arrow)
  6. Click Done.

Here's an article for more information: Add or change employee pay rate.Then, you need to create two (2) paychecks for the pay period. The first check is for the regular paycheck and the other is for the new rate.

Once you run payroll for the new rate, you'll need to zero out the regular paycheck and enter the new hourly rate. Next, do the same thing when creating a paycheck for the regular hourly rate.

Let me know if you have any other concerns. I'll be right here to assist you.

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