Employees were informed this afternoon that they will get a payment this week – their first since the end of March - but that money owed from before May 13 will not be paid.
That will impact upon match-day and part-time staff, who are owed money for working the final few homes games of the season.
No immediate guarantees have been given to players or coaching staff, although administrators have said an update will be issued to them in the next few days.
A statement read: “Paul Appleton, the Joint Administrator for Bolton Wanderers, has confirmed that all non-football related staff will receive their salaries for the period following the Joint Administrators appointment last week.
“The Joint Administrators will, pursuant to the insolvency rules, adopt the employment contracts of those employees from the time of administration (May 13) and will review the position on a month-by-month basis.”
Appleton recognised the work that has been put in over the last few weeks as people continued to turn up for work unpaid.
Mr Appleton said: “I understand this has been a period of great uncertainty, which has caused considerable hardship for so many members of staff.
“The loyalty shown has been remarkable and it is clear the football club could not function on a day-to-day basis without the sacrifices they have made.
“On that basis, the Administrators undertake to pay wages and holiday pay to all non-playing staff from the time of our appointment.
“The first payment will be this week with staff receiving a week’s pay in arrears and a week in advance. They will then be paid on a weekly basis from the administration until such time as a new owner is found whilst funds permit.
“Unfortunately, we cannot pay any wages outstanding from before the date of our appointment.
“There will be an update on the position of all football-related employees in the next few days.”
Staff owed money prior to the administrator's appointment would be able to request payment from new ownership, when appointed, but that they would not be under any legal obligation to pay.