Paycheck Calculator

Our calculator will convert your hourly pay to an annual, monthly, weekly salary.
If you know what you make per hour, it will show you how much you will make for these periods. The table below is explaining how the results are determined.

You can use this help to calculate your annual earnings if you know your hourly pay. You may be surprised at how much you earn on an annual basis.

Please note that for monthly earnings, the calculator divides a total year’s salary by 12 (12 months in a year). There are people who are defining one month as four weeks, but our calculator is not calculating your monthly earnings by using the four-week method.

How To Use The Hourly Paycheck Calculator:

  1. Enter the amount of the earnings that you want to convert, and also include the time-period the earnings represent.
  2. Enter the total number of hours that you’re working per week. Then click on ‘Convert Wage’
  3. You see the results of what your earnings amount for each of the periods.
Time period Equation
Annual earnings = hourly earnings X
40 hrs. X
52 weeks
Monthly earnings = annual earnings /
12 months
Weekly earnings = hourly earnings X
40 hrs.

When you’re looking for additional information regarding a salary proposed by a future employer, please note that our calculator will convert any given wage into any periodic term, for example annual, monthly, weekly, or hourly.

It may seem simple to understand your salary. You receive your paycheck every few weeks and you’ll get your tax forms when the year comes to an end. However, comparing your earnings to what others make in your professional field, or filling out, for example, a credit application, maybe a bit tricky, especially if you want to compare hourly salary to annual salary or if you want to determine benefits and commission. In case you want to compare what you are currently making versus what’s being offered at a new job, or when you have an income that’s changing by the month, determining your annual, monthly, weekly, or hourly earnings could be more challenging than you’ve thought.

How to Calculate Annual Wage from Hourly Earnings

When you are earning hourly pay and you want to calculate how much your annual wages are, you need to know the number of hours you are working per week. Be sure that you’re only counting the hours that are clocked. Do not include hours that are not on the clock, for example, lunch breaks or commuting time. Suppose you’re working 40 hours per week, but that you clock out each day for a 30-minute lunch break, you are paid for just 37.5 hours a week.

Then multiply the total number of weekly working hours by the hourly pay you get. When you will multiply that weekly total number by 52 (there are 52 weeks in a year), you will get your yearly pay. Suppose you’re making $20 per hour and you’re working 40 hours a week, your yearly income will be $20 x 40 x 52, is $41,600.

What Does Your Work Time Include

In general, work time is understood the be including all the time that an employee is spending on performing the principal activities that come with the position.

Work hours may additionally include travel time (not regular commuting time), meal or other breaks that do not exceed 20 minutes, required education or training time, and time spent in meetings or at seminars.

Check Minimum Wage in Your State

Federal and State laws are determining a minimum wage, that must protect you from unfair under-compensation. In the U.S., the minimum wage set by the federal government is $7.25 an hour. You can check below the minimum wage for your state. You have the right to earn whichever minimum wage is highest, the local, state, or federal minimum wage.

State  2016 2017 2018
Alabama $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Alaska $9.75 $9.75 $9.75
Arizona $8.20 $8.45 $8.65
Arkansas $8.00 $8.50 $8.50
California $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Colorado $8.30 $8.41 $8.60
Connecticut $9.60 $10.10 $10.10
Delaware $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
District of Columbia $11.50 $11.50 $11.50
Florida $8.22 $8.42 $8.61
Georgia $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Hawaii $8.50 $9.25 $10.10
Idaho $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Illinois $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
Indiana $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Iowa $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Kansas $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Kentucky $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Louisiana $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Maine $7.50 $7.50 $7.50
Maryland $8.75 $9.25 $10.10
Massachusetts $10.00 $11.00 $11.00
Michigan $8.50 $8.90 $9.25
Minnesota $9.50 $9.50 $9.71
Mississippi $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Missouri $7.65 $7.80 $7.90
Montana $8.20 $8.45 $8.65
Nebraska $9.00 $9.00 $9.00
Nevada $8.25 $8.25 $8.25
New Hampshire $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
New Jersey $8.59 $8.78 $8.97
New Mexico $7.50 $7.50 $7.50
New York $9.00 $9.00 $9.00
North Carolina $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
North Dakota $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Ohio $8.30 $8.50 $8.70
Oklahoma $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Oregon $9.45 $9.65 $9.86
Pennsylvania $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Rhode Island $9.00 $9.00 $9.00
South Carolina $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
South Dakota $8.50 $8.50 $8.50
Tennessee $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Texas $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Utah $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Vermont $9.60 $10.00 $10.50
Virginia $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Washington $9.67 $9.87 $10.09
West Virginia $8.75 $8.75 $8.75
Wisconsin $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Wyoming $7.25 $7.25 $7.25


Calculating Commission

When you receive a commission for sales or a bonus on top of your base salary, calculating your yearly earning could be more challenging, as commission usually are different per month. The easiest and most logical method for calculating your earnings with the commission or a bonus is after that was determined. You need to add up your commission or bonus for each individual month to your base earnings if you want to determine your total annual income.

Your Income and Benefit

Another important element to bear in mind when considering your income position is valuating your benefits, especially is you’re thinking about accepting a new job offer. We often can see two common benefits that are key: retirement plans and health insurance. Please be aware that you may be better off if you are accepting a slightly lower pay when your employer is covering the total of your health insurance cost. Just see how much your health insurance premiums are and subtract those costs from your current annual income to determine in what way the new offer relates to your current annual salary.

A good retirement plan is one more way for increasing your earnings. If an employer is willing to furnish your yearly contribution, you can add that amount to your annual salary. After all, you are earning it on top of your base salary.

When your employer is also willing to pay for more things (for example a computer, company car, or cell phone), determine the value of these perks and add up the total amount to your earnings, because you don’t have to pay for these costs by yourself any longer. You may be surprised how much more money you are will be making than you thought at first.

Salaries are payments received by employees for work and time contributed made by employers. Salaries are predominantly paid in currency and consist only fractionally of services or goods compensation. In general, salaries are paid after a specific amount of time such as weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or semi-monthly, etc. In order to protect employees, a lot of countries have minimum wages enforced by local or central governments.

In the U.S. most people typically are working as full-time employees or freelancers. The salaries of full-time workers are usually based on an annual model. Besides their base salaries, full-time workers usually enjoy more benefits such as unemployment tax, employer-paid healthcare insurance, retirement contributions, payroll taxes (part of Medicare and Social Security tax), bonuses, paid vacation leave, or other insurances. If you would add up the value of all these benefits, you can see that they may be worth between 1.3 and 3 times their base salaries. On the other hand, a full-time employee usually does not get paid for overtime work.

The most important benefits of working as a freelancer are flexibility, freedom, and a few tax benefits. The income for freelancers is usually based on hourly, daily, or weekly payments, and because freelancers don’t have the benefits of full-time employees, their payment needs to be higher than the income equivalent for full-time workers, though in the supply-demand has driven world we live in, the rates may be under pressure. In general, we can see that freelancers are paid some 1 to 2 times the base cost of a comparable position, but it also frequently happens that they are forced to be happy with less generous compensation. On the other hand, we can also see freelancers who receive much higher compensation than standard employees if they possess highly demanded and specialized skills.