Adding surcharges

In this article you can find out how to add surcharges in Shiftbase.

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In Shiftbase, it is possible to add surcharges to shifts, employee contracts and national holidays. It is important to do this in two steps:


1. Adding surcharges

2. Configure rate cards

Adding surcharges

If you go to Settings, you can select Employees on the left side. Here you can choose Surcharges.

To add a surcharge, you click on the button +Add surcharge. You can now insert the percentage. In Shiftbase 100% is the base salary, so any surcharges are always higher than 100%. A surcharge that is below 100% actually results in a lower amount of hours.


If your employee should receive 20% more surcharge on top of their base salary (100%) you add a surcharge of 120%. If you want your employee to receive 20% less surcharge on their base salary, you add a surcharge of 80%.

⚠️ Warning: If you are using a payroll integration, ensure that you have correctly mapped the surcharge percentages to the respective component in the integration. Please contact us if you need support in setting this up.