Whether you're an employee aiming for a promotion or considering a job change that pays $40 per hour, you may ask yourself, "$40 an hour is how much a year?"

To get a yearly estimate for your earnings at $40 per hour, let's assume an 8-hour workday, 5 days a week, for 52 weeks. That totals to around $83,200 annually.

In another example, let’s say you work a part-time job with a $40 hourly rate. Assuming you work only 4 hours a day for 5 days, that means 20 hours a week.