# Salary Structure Assignment variable

Can someone explain what the variable field is used in “Salary Structure Assignment”

I am also wondering the same. Can it be used in a formula the same way base is used?

@Reema_Mehta can help us out on this

@stavros
Hi,
The variable field works the same way the base field. There could be case where any component may be based on the variable field.
For eg. a company gives a certain component based on the below formula:

• Variable (x amount)* 0.4

Say the company has 50 employees, but, the allowance is applicable to all on the above formula, irrelevant of the variable amount for each employee. When I assign a salary structure to a particular employee, all I need to do is add a X amount in the variable field and salary will be calculated on the basis of that.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Reema

Hello @Reema_Mehta ,I just come across your reply when I was searching for answer for my question,
appreciate if you let me know if there is a way to add multiple variables (not depend on equation) it is just fix values for each allowance like one employee has 300\$ car allowance and 100\$ for food allowance and so on … these values might be different from one employee to another