• PP is the total piece pay ($) • HW is the total number of hours worked (hrs) To calculate the piece rate, divide the total piece pay by the total number of hours worked. ## How to Calculate Piece Rate? The following example problems outline how to calculate Piece Rate. Example Problem #1: 1. First, determine the total piece pay ($).
• The total piece pay ($) is given as: 500. 2. Next, determine the total number of hours worked (hrs). • The total number of hours worked (hrs) is provided as: 10. 3. Finally, calculate the Piece Rate using the equation above: PIR = PP / HW The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed. PIR = 500 / 10 = 50.00 ($/hr)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total piece pay (\$) = 600

total number of hours worked (hrs) = 20

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

PIR = PP / HW = ?