Your Reward for Hard Work Your paycheck should reflect your gross income. Why is it important to know how to calculate your gross income?. Lesson Objective Calculate straight-time pay. Content Vocabulary. hourly rate. hourly rate A fixed amount of money for each hour you work.
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Your Reward for Hard Work
Your paycheck should reflect your gross income.
Why is it important to know how to calculate your gross income?
Calculate straight-time pay.
A fixed amount of money for each hour you work.
The total amount of money you earn for a pay period at the regular hourly rate.
The total amount you are paid during a pay period.
Shawna Jackson is a mail clerk. She earns $8.40 per hour. Last week she worked 40 hours, and this week she worked 39½ hours.
What is her straight-time pay for each week?
Example 1 Answer
Step: Find the straight-time pay.
Last week: $8.40 × 40 = $336.00
This week: $8.40 × 39½ =$331.80
Izumi is a musician. She earns $35.00 per hour. She works 32½ hours.
What is her straight-time pay?
Practice 1 Answer
Steve is a plumber. He earns $28.75 per hour. He works 39¾ hours.
What is his straight-time pay?
Practice 2 Answer
3. ALGEBRA Sarah Ortiz works as a line worker in a factory. She earns $12.30 per hour. Last week she earned $430.50 straight-time pay. Find the number of hours worked by Sarah last week.