Are you interested in finding out the number of working hours for 2024 and how many working days each month of the year has? LeaveBoard has the answer to these questions. We provide you with a calendar with all the information regarding the number of working days and working hours for full-time employees.
In the following table, you will find the number of working hours for each month of the year (from January to December 2024). The table includes detailed explanation on the deductions for example weekends or public holidays. The table can help when you need to handle the monthly payroll for your workforce or plan work correctly. The table is generated for the US audience.
Month | Number of working days | Number of business days | Number of weekend days | Working hours monthly | Holidays |
January 1-31 | 23 | 21 | 8 | 168 | Monday, January 01, New Year's Day |
Monday, January 15 -Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. | |||||
February 1-29 | 21 | 20 | 8 | 160 | Monday, February 19 - Washington’s Birthday |
March 1-31 | 21 | 21 | 10 | 168 | |
April 1-30 | 22 | 22 | 8 | 176 | |
May 1-31 | 23 | 22 | 8 | 176 | Monday, May 27 -Memorial Day |
June 1-30 | 20 | 19 | 10 | 152 | Wednesday, June 19-Juneteenth National Independence Day |
July 1-31 | 23 | 22 | 8 | 176 | Thursday, July 04 - Independence Day |
August 1-31 | 22 | 22 | 9 | 176 | |
September 1-30 | 21 | 20 | 9 | 160 | Monday, September 02 - Labor Day |
October 1-31 | 23 | 22 | 8 | 176 | Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day |
November 1-30 | 21 | 19 | 9 | 152 | Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day |
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day | |||||
December 1-31 | 22 | 21 | 9 | 168 | Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day |
Total yearly | 262 | 251 | 104 | 2008 | 11 |
Solution 1. Based on the monthly working hours
This solution is more precise as it makes distinctions between leap and normal years.
a. Calculate the number of working hours per year based on the work schedule and the monthly working days.
If you have a work schedule of 5 days per week (Monday to Friday), 8 hours per day, then calculate the number of working days.
366 calendar days (2024 is a leap year) - 104 weekends = 262 working days.
262 working days x 8 hours = 2096 hours in a year.
b. Deduct public holidays
Depending on your state, your organization will offer employees more or less public holidays.
In the US, there are 11 business holidays per year.
2096 - 88 = 2008.
c. Deduct PTO hours
Reflect on the number of PTO hours you are receiving in one year. In the US, Paid Time Off is usually 80 hours. However, that might differ based on loyalty, contract start date, company policies, etc.
2008-80 = 1928
Result: 1928 working hours in a year.
Solution 2: Based on the weekly hours worked
a. Establish the number of weekly working hours
For full-time salaried employees, the default contractual amount is 40 hours per week. However, part-time employees might have 35 days or less. For this example, we will use the standard 40h work week.
b. Multiply by 52 to get the estimated annual amount
Once you have the weekly number, multiply by 52 weeks to get a rough estimate of the annual amount.
52 x 40 = 2080.
Attention: Considering the OPM standard, over a 28-year cycle, there are 4 years with 2,096 hours, 17 years with 2088 hours, and 7 years with 2,080 hours, resulting in an average of 2,087 hours per year.
It's a frequent misconception that there are 2,080 work hours in a year (40 hours multiplied by 52 work weeks). However, there aren't exactly 52 weeks (52 x 7 = 364 days) each year.
c. Deduct PTO hours
Reflect on the number of PTO hours you are receiving in one year. In the US, Paid Time Off is usually 80 days. However, that might differ based on loyalty, contract start date, company policies, etc.
2080-80 = 2000.
d. Deduct public holidays
Depending on your state, your organization will offer employees more or less public holidays. In the US, there are 11 public holidays per year.
2000 - 88 = 1912.
Since there are 2096 working hours in 2024, we remove 11 days of Holidays (11 days x 8h) and 10 days of Paid Time Off (10 days x 8h), then we're discussing about approximately 1928 hours (2096 - 88 - 80).
A month consists of 20 to 22 working days (or roughly four work weeks). Assuming an employee works full-time (8 hours per day), this equates to 160 to 176 hours per month.
Another way of calculating the result is: 40 hours per week multiplied by 52 weeks per year and divided by 12 months per year equals 173.33 average monthly hours.
A man-year is a unit of measurement representing an individual's total work done over the course of a year. Man-years are measured in hours. A basic calculation of the amount of man-hours in a year is 2,080 hours, excluding vacations.
Use a timesheet or a clock-in software to track your daily hours, and have a summary at the end of the week.
Several factors can influence work hours, including the work environment, work schedules, work contracts, work performance improvement, and the type of work being done. Each of these factors is important because they can affect an individual's work-life balance, productivity, and job satisfaction.
How many hours are in a year?In 2024, and in every leap year there are 8784 hours. Explanation: (366 days) x (24 hours/day) = 8784 hours. In normal years, there are (365 days) x (24 hours/day) = 8760 hours . Next leap year: 2028.
Every week has 168 hours. Explanation: 1 week = 7 days/week = (7 days/week) x (24 hours/day) = 168 hours/week.
Are you interested in finding out the number of working days for 2023 and how many working days each month of the year has? LeaveBoard has the answer to these questions. We provide you with a calendar with all the information regarding the number of working days and working hours for full-time employees.
Month | Number of working days | Number of business days | Number of weekends | Working hours monthly | Holidays |
January 1-31 | 22 | 20 | 9 | 160 | Monday, January 02, New Year's Day (observed) Monday, January 17 -Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. |
February 1-28 | 20 | 19 | 8 | 152 | Monday, February 20 - Washington’s Birthday |
March 1-31 | 23 | 23 | 8 | 184 | |
April 1-30 | 20 | 20 | 10 | 160 | |
May 1-31 | 23 | 22 | 8 | 176 | Monday, May 29 -Memorial Day |
June 1-30 | 22 | 21 | 8 | 168 | Monday, June 19-Juneteenth National Independence Day |
July 1-31 | 21 | 20 | 11 | 160 | Tuesday, July 04 - Independence Day |
August 1-31 | 23 | 23 | 8 | 184 | |
September 1-30 | 21 | 20 | 9 | 160 | Monday, September 04 - Labor Day |
October 1-31 | 22 | 21 | 9 | 168 | Monday, October 09 - Columbus Day |
November 1-30 | 22 | 20 | 8 | 160 | Friday, November 10 - Veterans Day Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Day |
December 1-31 | 21 | 20 | 10 | 160 | Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day |
Total | 261 | 250 | 105 | 2080 | 11 |
The following calculations are made for employees working 8 hours per day from Monday to Friday that follow the US public holidays:
To provide more granularity and details, in the following calendar shows has all the US holidays, working hours monthly, and the working days.
2023 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 |
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160 hours in Jan | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t |
152 hours in Feb | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | |||
184 hours in Mar | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f |
160 hours in Apr | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | |
176 hours in May | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w |
168 hours in Jun | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | |
160 hours in Jul | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m |
184 hours in Aug | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t |
160 hours in Sep | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | |
168 hours in Oct | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t |
160 hours in Nov | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | |
160 hours in Dec | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s | m | t | w | t | f | s | s |
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