Best Answer

The answer following may be relevant in a consulting environment, but is not correct for the typical so-called 9-5 worker/employee. There are more than 52 weeks in a year: 52 X 7 = 364; most years have 365 days, and leap years have 366. If we define "work hours" as all hours on "pay status," meaning days worked as well as days away from active duty due to paid leave for holidays, while sick, on vacation, etc., the number of work hours in a year varies depending on where that extra day (two in leap years) falls. Thus the # of U.S. work hours in a given calendar year ranges from 2080 to 2096. Examples: Most employers consider standard "work days" as Monday-Friday; for a typical full-time employee working 40 hours per week, if the "leftover" day in that calendar year falls on: Saturday or Sunday >>> the # of work hours = 2080
Monday through Friday >>> the # of work hours = 2088
A leap year has 2 "leftover" days; if they fall on:
Saturday AND Sunday >>> the # of work hours = 2080
Friday and Saturday >>> the # of work hours = 2088
Sunday and Monday >>> the # of work hours = 2088
any two weekdays (M-F) >>> the # of work hours = 2096
This is applicable to workers with different schedules, but who work 40 hours or 5 days out of 7; it just depends on whether that extra day (or two) is one of their scheduled workdays or not. It's true for regular part-timers too; for someone working 20 hrs/week, or 50% time, the number of work hours in a year would vary from 1040 to 1048. This is a negligible point to many, but to legions of hard working payroll staff, especially those who don't have regular pay periods (like every other Friday), but one that varies (say, once a month), it is crucial. Over many years, the # of work hours averages out to be a little over 2087, so it is not unusual to see 2088 in common use. Along the same lines, the # of work hours in a month can vary from 160 to 184, because a month of 28 to 31 days can have from 20 to 23 weekdays (20 x 8 = 160; 23 x 8 = 184). I hope this is useful, and apologize if I unintentionally stepped on any electronic toes.

________________ (The calculations below are for the United States. The numbers may vary significantly for other countries.) A normal work week for most jobs is 8 hours a day for 5 days. There are 52 weeks in a year but most workers get a two week vacation. So, 8 X 5 X 50 = 2000 hours worked in a year. Many companies also give 10 holidays, which brings it down to 8 x 5 x 48 = 1920. Many companies also give 5 days of sick/personal time per year, which brings it down to 8 x 5 x 47 = 1880. Finally, if you are calculating how much time people actually spend on their job (as opposed to company meetings, bathroom breaks, Surfing the internet, etc.) a common metric is 80%. Therefore, if you are looking for how many hours you can expect someone to actually be productive in a year, 8 x 5 x 47 x .8 = 1504 hours is a reasonable maximum. This is an important number when you are dealing with billable hours in a consulting environment.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2008-11-12 12:09:35
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do you calculate work hours for a year?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is 14.00 a hour calculate into yearly?

40 hours in a work week52 weeks in a year($14.00 x 40 x 52) = $29,120 per year

How many hours a year?

Calculate 365.2422 (days per year) x 24 (hours per day).

How many hours can a 17 year old kid work?

There are no work hours limitations for 17-year-olds.

How many hours can a 18 year old work?

There are no work hours limitations for 18 year old teenagers.

How many hours can a 16 year old work in Texas?

The amount of hours that a 16 year old can work in Texas is 3.5 hours a week. The most they can work a week is 12 hours.

Calculate 40000 dollars per year to dollars per hour?

$19.23 per hour. There are 2080 hours in a regular work year where you work 40 hours per week with 52 weeks. All you have to do is divide your annual salary by 2080 and you get your per hour salary.

If you make 13 dollars a hour how much do you make a year?

First, you must calculate how many hours there are in a year. There are 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year. So, there are 24*365 = 8760 hours. Since you make $13/hour, multiply $13/hour with 8760 hours = $113880 The above assumes you make money while you sleep; if you only take into account working hours, you must calculate how many hours you work per day (for example, 8), and how many work days there are in a year (roughly 365 x 5 / 7 if you work from Monday to Friday, minus some more days for vacations and legal holidays).

Number of working hours in a year?

2,080 work hours per year in the US.

How many hours do you work a year?

In the US, about 2,080 hours.

If work a week have 40 hours how many hours in a year?

2,080 hours.

How many hours in a Julian year?

Calculate the following: 365.25 days/year x 24 hours/day. Just multiply the numbers.

How many hours can a 17 year old work in Wisconsin?

a 17 year old can work 26 hours per week

People also asked