How to Calculate How Many Hours You Have Worked

by Matt McGew; Updated September 26, 2017

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

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Since 1992 Matt McGew has provided content for on and offline businesses and publications. Previous work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times," Travelocity and "GQ Magazine." McGew specializes in search engine optimization and has a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University.