Where Can I Input Non-recurring (Variable Pay) Income for Employees?

Non-recurring income, also commonly referred to as variable pay, encompasses various cash payments in addition to an employee's fixed, basic income (i.e. annual performance-based bonuses, sales commissions, one-time project incentives, special recognition awards, and so on.)

In this article, we'll guide you through the process of adding non-recurring income (variable pay) to an upcoming pay cycle. Please note that the cut-off date to add non-recurring income is generally the 5th of every month

Step 1: Access the Employee Profile

To initiate the process, log into the platform and locate the left-hand sidebar. Click on the "People" option to proceed.

Next, choose the specific employee for whom you wish to add non-recurring income (variable pay). Click on their name or profile to access their employee details.

Step 2: Navigate to the 'Compensation' Tab

Within the employee's profile, you will find a 'Compensation' tab. Click on this tab to access the relevant section where you can add non-recurring income (variable pay).

Step 3: Access the Non-Recurring Income (Variable Pay) Area

Locate the "Add new" button in the Non-recurring income (variable pay) section. Click on it to begin the process of adding non-recurring income for the selected employee.

Step 4: Fill in the Required Information

A form will appear, prompting you to enter essential details regarding the non-recurring income (variable pay):

  • Select the month for which the non-recurring income (variable pay) should be paid.
  • Specify the type of non-recurring income (variable pay) it represents (e.g., annual bonus, performance-based bonus, or commission on sales).
  • Enter the amount of the non-recurring income (variable pay)
  • Add a comment (optional) 

Make sure to provide accurate and complete information in this form. Once you've filled in all the necessary information, click the "Save" button to confirm the addition of non-recurring income (variable pay) to the selected employee's profile. This action ensures that the non-recurring income (variable pay) will be included in their upcoming pay cycle.

Can I Edit a Non-Recurring Income After Submission?

If you find the need to edit the amount of non-recurring income (variable pay) after it has been submitted, follow these steps:

  • Go to the employee's profile and access the compensation tab. (step 1 and 2 above)
  • Locate the specific non-recurring income (variable pay) entry you wish to edit.
  • Click on "View" to access the details.
  • Make the necessary adjustments and save the changes.

Important Note

Please be aware of the deadline for each pay cycle, which is typically indicated directly within the platform. Non-recurring income (variable pay) for the current pay cycle can only be submitted before this deadline. Ensure that you adhere to this timeline to avoid any payment delays.


Adding non-recurring income (variable pay) to pay cycles is a crucial aspect of compensating your employees fairly and transparently. By following these steps and keeping an eye on the platform's deadline for each pay cycle, you can streamline the process and ensure that your employees receive their well-deserved non-recurring income (variable pay) on time.

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