What's a commission?
Commission is a form of compensation that's typically based on an employee's sales performance or completion of a task. Commission can be paid in addition to a salary or instead of a salary. Hourly employees who also receive a commission must be paid at least the minimum wage for hourly workers.
You can add multiple types of commission pay and give each one a unique name. The custom pay types will then be available when you set up your other employees.
To set up a commission pay type for an employee:
- Go to the Employees tab.
- Click an employee's name.
- On the employee's overview page, look for the Pay section and click Edit.
- Scroll down to the What additional ways do you pay? section and click to select the Commission checkbox.
- Click OK.
Next time you create a paycheck for the employee, the Commission pay type appears. Simply enter the commission amount for the pay period and our payroll service includes the amount when calculating the paycheck.