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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