You have the option of entering a client pay rate, a default position rate, or an individual worker rate when tracking pay in the Nowsta platform. This article will provide details for how and when to do so and the order in which the rates apply when there is more than one rate assigned.


When there are multiple rates for one shift, the order in which the rates apply corresponds with the specificity of the rate. When available, custom individual rates will be applied first, then client rates, then default positions rates.

For example, if there is a default position rate of $20/hr and a client rate of $15/hr, the system would automatically apply the $15/hr client rate. The sorting feature is controlled by specificity of the rate, not by the numerical value.

Default Position Pay Rate

If you use a default pay rate for positions. You can navigate to the Positions page and from there you can add a new position with a default pay rate.

Click here to learn more about setting up Default Ray Rates.

Client Pay Rate

You can set pay rates and bill rates for each of your clients. This is helpful if you pay your workers a different rate for certain clients or if you have a different bill rate for certain clients.

Click here to learn more about setting up a Custom Pay Rate or Bill Rate for a client.

Custom Individual Pay Rate

If you enter their profile through the Workers page, you can click on the edit button next to Positions and assign a custom rate.

Click here to learn more about assigning Individual Worker Pay Rates.

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