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How do I set the base wage for a position?
How do I set the base wage for a position?

Learn how to set the default rate of pay for a position

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Written by Christina
Updated over a week ago

Setting a base wage for a position allows Sling to calculate labor costs for any employee who might be assigned to the position. For example, if you pay all new dishwashers $10.00/hour, setting the base wage for the dishwasher position means all employees working in that position will have their hours calculated at the base wage rate (unless you have specified an individual rate for an employee for the position).

Go to the Positions tab and click one of the positions in the list.

Next, click the Wages tab and then click in the Base wage field to add the rate. The Effective from date will default to the current date, but if you are adding a rate after you've added shifts, you may need to backdate the rate so labor cost will be calculated correctly.

Click Save at the bottom of the page and the wage will be applied to all employees assigned to the position without an individual position wage in their profiles.

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