How Many Work Hours are in a Year?

Knowing the number of total work hours during the year is important for calculating your yearly income.

The number of work hours in a year is not as straightforward as you may think.

Here is the simple answer:

2,080 hours

40 hours x 52 weeks =

Here is the complicated answer:

But there are 365 days a year.

52 weeks x 7 days = 364

If the 365th day falls on a weekday, then there are 2,088 work hours a year.

Don't forget Leap Years! 

Every 4 years, there are 366 days in a year.  

If both the 365th day and the leap year day fall during the work week there are 2,096 work hours in a year.

Here is the complete answer to the question, "How many work hours are in a year?"

2,080 to 2,096 hours

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