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How to Set Up Salaried Employees in QuickBooks?

How to Set-up Salaried Employees in Quickbooks

Salary is the part of the payroll compensation package given to the employees by the employers. If you are running a business, you will have employees whom you would want to set up as a salaried employee in the payroll setup in your QuickBooks accounting software.

The below write-up will help you.

Steps for setting up a salaried employee in the QuickBooks

For setting up salary as a payroll item in QuickBooks, you need to follow the below steps:

Total Time: 6 minutes

  1. Click on Employees

    First of all, click on employees from the menu bar.

  2. Click on the employee center

    Now click on employee center and double click on the employee’s name whose payroll you wish to edit.

  3. Click on the payroll info tab

    Now you need to click on the payroll info tab and under the earning box in the item name columns, click on the blank area.

  4. enter the employee’s annual salary

    Now in this step, click on the drop-down arrow, select the salary item, and enter the employee’s annual salary.

Steps for setting up of a yearly salary payroll item

If you want to set up a yearly salary payroll item in QuickBooks, you can follow the below simple steps:

  • Choose The Payroll Item List from QuickBooks Desktop Menu: First of all, you need to search and click on lists from the QuickBooks desktop menu. Now choose the payroll items list.
  • Click on New: Now in the next step, from the payroll item list, click on New.
  • Select Custom Set-Up: After clicking on new, you need to select the custom set up and click on next.
  • Select The Wage & Click on Annual Salary: Now you will have to select the wage and click on next again and then click on Annual salary and next again.
  • Select The Type of Pay: Now in this step, you will have to select the type of pay. Except for vacation and sick pay, everything should be entered as regular pay. After that click on next.
  • Enter the easily identifiable term: In the next step, you need to enter the easily identifiable term for the salary e.g.: ‘temp employee salary’ or ‘officer’s salary. After that click on next.
  • Choose the expense account: Now, choose the expense account that you wish to use for tracking the salaries and wages and click on finish.

You will have to repeat the steps as required for entering other salary items.

Steps for setting up payroll and compensation rate for salaried employees in QuickBooks Online

1. For Standard Payroll

  • Step 1. At first, you need to click on employees > then choose the employee you wish to edit and click on the edit icon next to pay.
  • Step 2. In the next step, you will have to click on the edit icon next to section#3 and choose the type of pay you want to select from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 3. After this input the salary amount and click on Done twice.

2. For Advanced payroll

  • Step 1. At first, you need to click on employees > then choose the employee you wish to edit and click on the edit icon.
  • Step 2. In the next step, click on the employment tab and change the details as required.
  • Step 3. At last click on save.

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