• What are Pay Items

Pay items are the components that make up your employee’s monthly salary.

There are four categories of pay items you can use in the payroll module:



CategoryExample of Pay Items
1Normal (Remuneration)Allowances
2Additional (Remuneration)One-off pay items such as bonuses and commissions
3Overtime (Pay)Normal overtime, overtime on the rest day and public holiday
4DeductionThis is the only pay item that decreases employee’s pay. Examples include unpaid leave, advances, zakat deduction, and more.



  • To set and configure pay items:


1. On the left panel of your admin dashboard, head to Others > Payroll > Settings.


2. Click on the Set Pay Items tab.


3. Select the category that you'd like to add or edit the pay items.


4. Select the desired setting by ticking appropriately for each statutory report.


5. Click Add New Pay Item to add any pay item that is not on the list yet.






  • To add new pay items:

Read How to Add New Pay Item if you'd like to find out more on how to do so.




  • Full video on "How to Configure Payroll Settings":