Enter the total piece pay ($) and the total number of hours worked (hrs) into the Piece Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Piece Rate. 

Piece Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Piece Rate.

PIR = PP / HW

  • Where PIR is the Piece Rate ($/hr)
  • PP is the total piece pay ($) 
  • HW is the total number of hours worked (hrs) 

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 = ?