I have a full time contract for $43.90 per hour, which was calculated to $91,300 annual salary. I am paid twice a month. We work a 9/80 shift, which means 9 hour days so we can have every other Friday off. When I look at my pay stub, the amount I am being paid divided by the number of hours shows a consistent $41.80 per hour. This is true for all categories, such as regular time and holiday pay, as well as recent bereavement hours. I am told the calculation for annual salary is based on 2080 hours. Am I being under paid by my employer?
It all comes down to what your contract says. If it states you should be paid $43.90/hr, then that is what you should expect to see on your pay stubs. If the hourly rate was agreed to, and the gross amount is not equal to the number of hours * $43.90 before any subtractions, then it's likely an error was made. In that case I would contact the HR or AP department for clarification.
There must be some missing information because 2080 hours divided by 81 hours per 2 weeks is 25.68 pay periods. Therefore, some days are unaccounted for (unpaid holidays, alternate universe employer calendar, user error, whatever).
Rather than ask us to guess if you are being underpaid by your empoyer, you should speak to your employer and get clarification.