LaborChart estimates costing for your Projects by pulling data from a few places within the platform, some of which override the others. This article will explain how to add wages and which ones take precedence.

The three locations for wages in the platform are:

  1. Wage Overrides
  2. People wages
  3. Job Title wages

As the platform searches for wage data, it does so in a specific order, meaning that: if "A" isn't there, it will grab "B". And if "B" isn't there it will grab "C".

Precedence of Wages

In LaborChart, the order of wage specificity is: Wage Overrides, People wages, then Job Title wages. This means that when the platform is calculating costing, it will be based on Wage Overrides. If there are no Wage Overrides present, it will calculate based on the Person's wage. If there is nothing entered for Wage Override or the Person's wage, it will calculate based on the wage set for the Job Title.

When there are no wages entered for any of the three wage categories, it will result in a Totals Page that displays zero Projects when Total Cell Units = Cost.

In the same case, the Project and People Gantt Pages will display zeros across all totals cells when cost is selected as the unit.

Adding Job Title Wages

Being the lowest level of wage specificity, it is always recommended to have wages configured for each Job Title in your platform. That way, when Wage Overrides and People wages are not entered, there is still a data value for the Totals and Gantt Pages to grab.

How to set Job Title wages:

  • Begin on the Settings Page and select the Job Titles tab on the left side menu
  • Select Edit for the Job Title you wish to add a wage for


  • Within the Edit Job Title modal, enter the Hourly Rate
  • Select Save to apply the new way to all Resources with that Job Title


Adding People Wages

When your wages need to be more specific than spanning an entire Job Title, use the personal wage. For instance, if one specific Foreman makes more than all other Foremen, enter their specific wage like so:

  • Navigate to that person's details page by selecting their name anywhere in the platform when it appears as a blue hyperlink
  • Within their details page, select Edit


  • Scroll down until you hit the Hourly Wage section
  • Enter their wage there, then select Save


Adding Wage Overrides

Now let's say that Job Title and personal wares are entered, but one specific Project requires a higher wage. This is when Wage Overrides should be used, as they override both Job Title and personal wages.

To add a Wage Override:

  • Navigate to the desired Project's details page
  • Within the left side menu, scroll down to the Wage Override section. This is where all current Wage Overrides for the Project will be displayed.
  • Select the blue New button to create an override


  • Select the Job Title in the drop down menu
  • Enter the new wage
  • Select Save to add the new wage to the Project


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