Pay Schedule

You can set up a Pay Schedule using Zoho Payroll, based on when and how often you pay your employees.

To set up your pay schedule, please perform the following steps:

  1. Click the Gear icon located at the upper-right corner of the screen, and click Pay Schedule.

  2. Alternatively, you can click Settings from the sidebar and then select Pay Schedule.

  3. Select the Pay Frequency. Zoho Payroll currently supports 4 types of pay frequencies.

    Type No. of paychecks per year Description
    Once a week
    52 You pay your employees on a specific day every single week. For instance, every Friday.
    Once in two weeks
    26 You pay your employees on a specific day every other week. For instance, every other Friday.
    Twice a month
    24 You pay your employees twice a month, on two specific dates. For instance, on the 15th and the 30th every month.
    Once a month
    12 You pay your employees on a specific day every month. For instance, on the 30th of every month.
  4. Set up pay days. Employees are paid on these days for each subsequent pay period.

    A pay period is the length of time in which work is performed. Employees are paid for each pay period on a specified date.

  5. Choose when your first pay period starts.

  6. Choose your first pay day.

  7. Click Save and Continue.


  • If pay day falls on a holiday or a non-working day, your employees will be paid on the preceding business day.
  • You can edit the Pay Schedule at any time before you run your first payroll. Once you’ve processed a pay run, you cannot change the Pay Schedule.

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