Definition: Payments by results, bonuses, etc.
This related to bonuses paid in each pay period and included in total earnings (but not included in overtime earnings). All payments made in the pay period which were included in gross earnings were included here, such as piecework, similar payment-by-results systems, bonuses including profit-sharing and commission, and other incentive payments. Payments relating to overtime hours were not included (being treated as overtime earnings). If these payments were made in each pay-period, this figure represented the amount paid in the pay period; if they were made less frequently, it represented the appropriate proportion for one pay period.
Eurostat, "Statistics on the structure and distribution of earnings: Methods and definitions", Data 1995, 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999, p.16