How Many  Hours Are There  In A Working Year? – Why Is  It Important  To Know?


If you have just started your professional career, whether, full-time or part-time work, knowing how many hours are there in a working year may prove quite useful. 

A standard year has 365 days or 52 weeks, to be precise. A 52-hour week translates into 2080 hours in the corporate set-up, assuming a 40-hour workweek.

A leap year has one additional day, as February has 29 days instead of 28. Depending on the year, the additional day could be a weekday or fall on a weekend depending on  the year.

So, if you were to calculate your working hours for that particular year, you would have to consider the calendar for that specific year and carry out your calculations accordingly.

If a year has a total of 8760 hours, it implies that you are spending almost one-fourth of your time at your job [1832/8760 * 100 = 20.9%].

If you are putting in too many long hours at work and not being able to focus on your personal life and general well-being, you may  have to reconsider your  work dynamics.

These calculations may help you assess if the pay rate is justified and whether all the hard work, especially over time and night-work shifts, is worth the effort.

Once you know how much time is contributed to work and how much time you have off in a particular year, you may be able to plan your leisure time better.