How to Calculate How Many Hours You Have Worked

Hourly employees typically receive a set compensation for every hour worked. If you are an hourly employee, you can calculate the number of hours you have worked in a pay period by dividing by the gross wages received for a pay period by the hourly rate of pay you receive.

Look at your paystub to determine your gross hourly wages for a specific pay period. For example, assume an employee is paid weekly and received $1,000 in gross wages for a pay period.

Determine the hourly rate of pay. For example, assume an employee earns $30 per hour.


Divide the gross pay figure from Step 1 by the hourly rate of pay figure from Step 2. Continuing the same example, $1000 / $30 = 33.33. This figure represents the number of hours worked for the pay period.