Difference between Fortnightly and Monthly pay

I used to get paid monthly at base salary of 48k. I have recently changed my job and getting paid fortnightly with a base salary of 50k

I did some calculation and found out that if I get paid monthly I would end taking home \$2962.09. However, my take home pay is \$1367.13. This does not add up I thought the for nightly should have been 1481\$ 2962/2 = 1481?

I was paid 2864 monthly at 48k base salary, being paid 50k fortnight is less than 2864. im confused here.

The website that i used to calculate this is http://www.paye.net.nz/calculator.html

Here is the summary of my pay. Note, my kiwi saver is 4% and student loan is applied at 12%

• There are 12 months in a year but there are 26 fortnights. Commented May 9, 2014 at 13:10
• Two things: 1) Fortnightly (bi-weekly in the US) paychecks make managing cash-flow somewhat more difficult, since most bills like rent and utilities are on a monthly schedule. 2) There will be 2 calendar months in which you will get 3 paychecks, rather than 2. If you can live on the typical 2 payments/month, you can use those 2 "bonus" payments for savings boosters (or vacation money :)). Commented May 9, 2014 at 22:20
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