# Thread: How to convert annual salary base to FLSA hour rate.

1. ## How to convert annual salary base to FLSA hour rate.

I want to make sure that I have the formula right to figure this out. I'm researching the hour rate to make sure it matches the salary rate.

216 hours per pay period. We have 13 pay periods. FLSA Hours are 2808
There are 13 pay periods. Each period we obtain 4 hours of over time. That comes to 52 hours of over time
total.

2756 is straight pay

52 is over time pay

The hour rate is 11.51

2756 x 11.51 = 31,721
52 x 17.26 = 898
32,619 Total pay based on FLSA formula

Is that the right way of doing it?

2. Why don't you ask someone in payroll in your department or the city's finance department?

I bet they know how.

3. That's the problem.

This pay 11.51H is based on a 33,000 pay scale.

I was working on my taxes and I worked hardly no overtime last year and I made under my base pay.

I have sent my finding up the chain of command in my department. My local has the numbers and we are researching them right now and waiting too see what Chief says.

I did these numbers based on what I have given for FLSA from my department.

I just wanted to confirm that the numbers and FLSA were right.

4. Originally Posted by Bjl95mustang
I want to make sure that I have the formula right to figure this out. I'm researching the hour rate to make sure it matches the salary rate.

216 hours per pay period. We have 13 pay periods. FLSA Hours are 2808
There are 13 pay periods. Each period we obtain 4 hours of over time. That comes to 52 hours of over time
total.

2756 is straight pay

52 is over time pay

The hour rate is 11.51

2756 x 11.51 = 31,721
52 x 17.26 = 898
32,619 Total pay based on FLSA formula

Is that the right way of doing it?
I'd say you're on the right track.

Working backwards from a Salary of \$33,000........

\$33,000 divided by the number of pay periods (13) = \$2,538.46.

212 hour reg time plus 4 hours OT is the equivalent of 218 reg hours.

\$2,538.46 divided by 218 = \$11.64 per hour.

5. You have to know your FLSA period to get it exact. If you get me the flsa, your schedule, and pay frequency I can work it out better for you.

Here is an example breakdown for hours per pay period using a bi weekly pay period and an 18 day FLSA period:

365 days/18 day work period = 20.277 work periods in a year.
20.277 work periods * 144 hours actually worked = 2919.888 hours worked in a year
365 days/14 day pay periods = 26.071 pay periods in a year
2919.888 hours worked in a year/26.071 pay periods = 112 hours per pay period.

Now for the FLSA overtime:

365 days/18 day work period = 20.277 work periods in a year.
20.277 work periods * 8 hours of overtime (144- 136) = 162.216 hours worked in a year
365 days/14 day pay periods = 26.071 pay periods in a year
162.216 hours worked in a year/26.071 pay periods = 6 hours of 1/2 time per pay period.

This is just straight FLSA. You are also entitled to FLSA for your re-occurring incentives ie medic, longevity, education etc.

Listed below is the FLSA maximum hour chart. Everything above these thresholds is considered overtime.

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Maximum hours standards
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Work period (days) Fire (1st Column) Law (2nd Column)
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28............................................ 212 171
27............................................ 204 165
26............................................ 197 159
25............................................ 189 153
24............................................ 182 147
23............................................ 174 141
22............................................ 167 134
21............................................ 159 128
20............................................ 151 122
19............................................ 144 116
18............................................ 136 110
17............................................ 129 104
16............................................ 121 98
15............................................ 114 92
14............................................ 106 86
13............................................ 98 79
12............................................ 91 73
11............................................ 83 67
10............................................ 76 61
9............................................. 68 55
8............................................. 61 49
7............................................. 53 43
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