direct labour hour


direct labour hour
An hour spent working on a product, service, or cost unit produced by an organization by those operators whose time can be directly traced to the production. The direct labour hour is sometimes used as a basis for absorbing manufacturing overheads to the cost unit in absorption costing

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  • direct labour hour rate — labour hour rate 1) The individual rate of pay per hour paid to operators categorized as direct labour 2) An absorption rate used in absorption costing. It is obtained by the following formula: (budgeted cost centre overheads)/(budgeted direct… …   Accounting dictionary

  • rate per direct labour hour — A basis used in absorption costing for absorbing the manufacturing overhead into the cost units produced. The formula is: budgeted manufacturing overhead/budgeted direct labour hours. A different approach to cost allocation is used in activity… …   Accounting dictionary

  • rate per direct labour hour — A basis used in absorption costing for absorbing the manufacturing overhead into the cost units produced. The formula is: budgeted manufacturing overhead budgeted direct labour hours. A different approach to cost allocation is used in activity… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • direct labour efficiency variance — In a standard costing system, a variance arising as part of the direct labour total cost variance. It compares the actual labour time taken to carry out an activity with the standard time allowed and values the difference at the standard direct… …   Accounting dictionary

  • labour hour rate — See: direct labour hour rate …   Accounting dictionary

  • Direct labour cost variance — is the difference between the standard cost for actual production and the actual cost in production.[1] There are two kinds of labour variances. Labour Rate Variance is the difference between the standard cost and the actual cost paid for the… …   Wikipedia

  • direct labour rate of pay variance — In a standard costing system, a variance arising as part of the direct labour total cost variance. It compares the actual rate paid to direct labour for an activity with the standard rate of pay allowed for that activity for the actual hours… …   Accounting dictionary

  • direct labour total cost variance — The combination of the direct labour rate of pay variance and the direct labour efficiency variance; it compares the actual cost and the standard cost of the direct labour incurred in carrying out the actual production. The formula for this… …   Accounting dictionary

  • direct hour — An hour spent working on a product, service, or cost unit of an organization. It is usually expressed as a direct labour hour, machine hour, or standard hour …   Accounting dictionary

  • labour — la‧bour [ˈleɪbə ǁ ər] , labor noun [uncountable] 1. work involving a lot of physical or mental effort: • The garage charges £65 an hour for labour. • those involved in repetitive, unskilled manual labour (= work that involves using your …   Financial and business terms