## Entering Multiple Pay Rates for a Resource

Hi,

I will explain how can you Enter Multiple Pay Rates for a Resource in MS PROJECT 2010

Suppose that you have a Resource with name Mary. Mary is working on your project as a Project Manager, and as Consultant. She has 300\$ / day as a Project Manager and 200\$ / day as a consultant.

Now I will add Mary as Resource:

I have left Standard Rate 0.

Now I will add two pay rates for Mary. First I will add 300\$ per day for Project Manager:

I will explain terms like: Overtime rate, Per Use cost and Cost Accrual in one of my next blog. For now on leave it as it is.

Now I will add 200\$ per day for Consultant:

Now, I will assign Mary to the TASK 1:

You can see that TASK 1 has cost \$7.200, and TASK 2 \$12.000Why? Well, TABLE A (with \$300 / day) is DEFAULT. TASK 1 has 3 days duration. 3 DAYS X 8 hours / day = 24 hours. 24 hours X \$300/day (DEFAULT) = \$7.200. TASK 2 has 5 days duration. 5 DAYS X 8 hours / day = 40 hours. 40 hours X \$300/day (DEFAULT) = \$12.000.

OK. No I will apply different cost Rates to Assignments:

For The TASK 1 I will use Mary as a Project Manager with 300\$ / day, and because that is default pay rate I have nothing to do. For the TASK 2 I will use Mary as a Consultant with \$200 / day.

I will switch to Resource Usage View:

Now I will choose the Cost Table:

and I will get:

You can see that TASK 2 has cost = \$12.000 which is wrong. I will now change the Cost for the Task 2:

and I will get:

You can see that TASK 2 has cost = \$8.000.  40 hours (for TASK 2) X \$200 / day = \$8.000. So now, everything is OK.

In my next blog I will set up pay rates for a resource to apply at different times.

See you!