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Pro Rata

[prəʊ Rata]



Pro Rata is a term than means proportional. It is often used in the term "Pro Rata salary", which is the salary a part-time employee usually receives.

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Pro Rata is a term that describes a proportionate allocation. This means that if something is shared pro rata, everyone gets their fair share. It originates from the Latin term "pro rata" which means proportional.

A Pro Rata salary is when an employer pays a part-time Employee in proportion to what the Employee would earn if they worked full time. It is calculated by taking the full-time annual salary and multiplying it by the proportion of hours the employee works compared to a full-time employee. So, if a part-time employee worked 3 days out of 5 a week, that proportion would 0.6.

Employees on a Pro Rata salary may also receive pro rata benefits like a proportion of days that full-time workers get holiday pay for.

Pro Rata salary employees will most likely pay their tax through PAYE like other employees.

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