The effect of beginning employment after the normal work calendar has begun varies based on how many days the employee works and how many days have been “missed” on that calendar. All employees are paid for days worked but not for non-work days, such as spring break or holidays. Only 12-month maintenance employees earn paid vacation time. All employees are paid during the summer months. The later an employee begins working after the work calendar begins, the more fluctuation can occur.
The straightforward calculation is to multiply an employee’s daily rate times the number of days available on the work calendar and divide by the number of months left in the pay year. In other words, an employee who begins work in September (more than a month after the school year began in August) may only have 155 days of a 180-day calendar available to work. If the daily rate is $120, multiply that rate by 155 days and divide by 11 months instead of 12 months. The monthly pay is $1,691. Compare that monthly amount to $1,800 in the previous question – even though the daily rate of pay is the same – and you get an idea of the fluctuation that can occur.