# Setting up an employee who gets paid monthly

#### ANSWER ID:3868

To set up an employee for monthly pay, you first need to know the **Days per Year** you've specified in Payroll. To check this, go to the **Tools** menu and choose **Options** then click the **General** tab. Take note of the value you've specified in the **Days per Year** field.

Based on your **Days per Year**, you can then use the table below to determine the employee's **Normal rate** and the **Ordinary Time** pay code quantity - you'll need these values when completing the steps below.

If your Days per Year is... | Use this calculation to determine the employee's 'Normal rate'... | Use this value for the Ordinary Time pay code quantity... |

261 | Employee's annual salary/12/21.75 | 21.75 |

260.71429 | Employee's annual salary/12/21.72619 | 21.73* |

260 | Employee's annual salary/12/21.66666 | 21.67* |

*****Note that this is a rounded value.

**Example**

If your **Days per Year** is 261 and your employee's annual salary is $60,000:

- The
**Normal rate**is calculated as 60,000/12/21.75 = 229.88506 - The Ordinary Time (ORD) pay code quantity = 21.75

Now that you have your employee's normal rate and ordinary time values, you're ready to enter those values into Payroll: