address[] emp = [address1,address2];
amount = total/emp.length;
for(uint256 i=0;i<employees.length;i++)
    wallet = emp[i];

So This is the error I get.

TypeError: Type address is not implicitly convertible to expected address type payable

wallet = emp[i]; ^-----^

Help would be appreciated!

1 Answer 1


An address needs to be of type payable if you want to send Ethers into it.

Looking at the answer here (and its comments): Member function "transfer" not found or not visible after argument-dependent lookup in contract? you can convert a regular address into address payable through uint160:

Converting address to address payable is possible via conversion through uint160

So something like this seems to be at least compile:

address a = 0xCA35b7d915458EF540aDe6068dFe2F44E8fa733c;
uint160 b = uint160(a);
address payable c = address(b);
  • 1
    Just change address[] emp to address payable[] emp, right?
    – user19510
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 6:45
  • I guess that'd work, if the address1 and address2 are actually written out and not variables of type address. Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 7:43
  • No @smarx that wouldn't work I have tried it says "identifier expected but got payable"
    – vteja711
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 8:36
  • 1
    The solution of converting it works perfectly
    – vteja711
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 8:36
  • @vteja711 Not sure what went wrong, but address payable[] emp is certainly legal Solidity syntax and how you declare an array of address payables.
    – user19510
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 16:40

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