A salaried employee is someone who receives a set amount of pay at the end of each pay period, as stipulated by their employment contract.
Salaried staff are usually paid weekly, every two weeks, or monthly, and tend to work a set number of hours in each pay period, for example 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.
Salaried employees’ pay rarely changes, even in the event that they work more or fewer hours than their contract states, but this can vary from one employer to the next.
In addition to regular, fixed pay, salaried employees also tend to receive paid leave, sick pay, and other such benefits from their employer.
In most cases, salaried employees aren’t required to keep a log of the hours they’ve worked. But with the rise of remote and flexible working, and with increased awareness of the importance of employee wellbeing and the risk of burnout, many employers are now choosing to ask their staff to clock in and out at the start and end of the day. This helps employers keep track of the hours their staff work to ensure that they are not risking their physical or mental health by working excessively long hours.