How to Enter wage and salary information in QuickBooks
Regardless of how you have set up your employee defaults, you can customize the wage and salary information for each employee. Then QuickBooks will prefill the information when you write a paycheck for your employee.
Step 1 – Click on Employee Center.
Step 2 – Click on the Employees tab, if required.
Step 3 – If the employee is already on the list, then double-click on the employee’s name.
Step 4 – Click on the Change tabs drop-down menu and select Payroll and Compensation Info.
Proceed to step 5 if you are setting up an hourly employee or go to step 6 if you are setting up a salaried employee.
Step 5 – (For hourly employees only) In the Earnings section of the Payroll Info tab, enter an hourly wage payroll item for each type of hourly wage the employee receives.
Important: Overtime payroll items must follow the payroll item for the hourly rate on which they are based; otherwise, the overtime rate will not calculate correctly.
Step 6 – (For salaried employees only) In the Earnings section, enter a salary payroll item for the employee.
Step 7 – Select the name of the payroll item from the Name the drop-down list and enter the employee’s annual salary in the Hourly/Annual Rate section.
Step 8 – Click on OK.