# 42 dollars an hour is how much a year?

## 42 dollars per hour working 2,000 hours

As a simple baseline calculation, let's say you take 2 weeks off each year as unpaid vacation time. Then you would be working 50 weeks of the year, and if you work a typical 40 hours a week, you have a total of 2,000 hours of work each year. In this case, you can quickly compute the annual salary by multiplying the hourly wage by 2000. Your hourly pay of 42 dollars is then equivalent to an average annual income of \$84,000 per year.

Want to reverse the calculation? Start with the hourly wage and answer the question:  84,000 a year is how much hourly?

## What if you get 2 weeks of paid vacation, or you take no vacation time?

Now let's consider the case where you get paid 42 dollars an hour, but you get an additional 2 weeks of paid vacation. You get the same result if you work all year with no vacation time. In the previous case, we assumed 2 weeks of unpaid vacation, so your total year consisted of 50 weeks. But if you get paid for 2 extra weeks of vacation (at your regular hourly rate), or you actually work for those 2 extra weeks, then your total year now consists of 52 weeks. Assuming 40 hours a week, that equals 2,080 hours in a year. Your hourly wage of 42 dollars would end up being about \$87,360 per year in salary.

## What's the total number of working days in 2022?

If you wanted to be even more accurate, you can count the exact number of working days this year. 2022 starts on a Saturday (January 1, 2022) and ends on a Saturday (December 31, 2022). It has a total of 365 days in the year including both weekdays and weekends. There are 105 weekend days (counting every Saturday and Sunday in the year), and 260 weekdays (Monday through Friday). So if you worked a normal 8 hour day on every weekday, and didn't work any overtime on the weekends, you would have worked a total of 2,080 hours over the 2022 year. You can then convert your hourly pay to a yearly salary of roughly \$87,360 per year.

Remember that most companies give employees time off for various holidays, so that should really be included in the calculation. If your company decided to switch you from hourly pay to salary, you might get paid \$87,360 per year, but you wouldn't actually have to work 2,080 hours since some of those days would be holidays. So your yearly income wouldn't necessarily change, but the actual number of hours you work over the year might be slightly less.

## How much do I make each day?

If you're working a regular 8-hour day, then you can simply take your hourly wage and multiply it by 8 to get your daily rate. So making 42 dollars per hour is equivalent to making \$336 per day.