Gross Wages

What are Gross Wages?  

Gross wages are the employee’s earnings before taxes and deductions withholdings. It depends on the type of employment and wages set by the employer. For salaried employees, it is the annual salary. For hourly employees, their hourly wages are multiplied by the number of hours worked.  

What Is Included in Gross Wages?  

Gross wages include an employee’s pay before the deductions. The majority of an employee’s gross wages typically consist of their base pay such as their salary or hourly pay. It includes:  

  • Salaries  
  • Hourly wages  
  • Piece rate pay  
  • Overtime  
  • Commissions  
  • Tips  
  • Bonuses  
  • Holiday pay  
  • Vacation pays  
  • Sick pay  

What Is the Difference Between Net and Gross Salary?  

The wage an employee pays before taxes and deductions are their gross salary. Net salary (also called net wage or net pay) is the pay an employee receives in their paycheck after taxes and deductions—or the pay they take home in their paycheck.  

To calculate the net pay, one must first calculate the gross pay and then subtract any deductions from it. 


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