Looking for the easiest way to calculate work hours? Many tools exist to determine how many hours you worked for a specific period. Knowing total worked hours helps to get the correct wage, track productivity, and enhance positive working connections. It is also a legal requirement in production companies to calculate working hours. We will discuss six simple steps to track your total **working hours**.

**How to Calculate Hours Worked?**

Follow these guidelines to know your worked hours.

**Set the Start & End Times:**

First, determine each day’s start or end work time. Use a software or physical timesheet to record all the figures correctly. For example, you start work at 9:00 am and end at 6:30 pm. Make sure to correctly insert all the time details to get the proper calculation.

**Convert Work Time to Military Time:**

Knowing the distinction between am and pm is essential because many people confuse it while calculating worked hours. Using the 24-hour clock or military time during subtraction is recommended.** **

Military time includes the 24-hour day cycle to measure the time. Military time adds 12 after 1 pm, and before 1 pm, morning hours remain the same. For example, 09 am remains 09:00, while 6:30 pm becomes 18:30. It is a more straightforward subtraction method, and you don’t need to confuse between am and pm.

**Subtract the Start Time From the End Time**

Now subtract the time you start the work from when you finish it to calculate the daily worked hours. For example, if you started work at 09:00 am and ended at 6:30 pm or 18:30, the total working hours are 9.30.

**Subtract Unpaid Breaks**

Subtract the break time from the total hours if you get hourly pay. For example, if you took a half-hour lunch break, it means you worked 9:00 hours.

09.30 – 0.5 = 9.00

**Convert Minutes to Decimals Format**

After calculating the total worked hours, now convert the work hours into a decimal format to identify that you accurately multiplied with the per-hour rate. You need to divide the minutes by 60 for the decimal minute’s value. For example, 30 minutes / 60 = 0.50. It means you have worked 9.05 hours.

**Add Total Hours for Pay Period**

For the gross wage, add daily work hours. Then multiply the total amount by the hourly wage rate.

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