# How Does The Salary Calculator Work?

A Salary Calculator is a tool that can help you determine your hourly, monthly, annual, semi-monthly, weekly, and bi-weekly pay with your current salary. You can use this information to negotiate a pay raise with your employer or decide if another job offer is worth it. Below, we’re going to give you a breakdown of how our salary calculator works and the ways you can use it to determine your prospective paycheck.

## How To Calculate An Annual Salary From An Hourly Wage

If you’d like to figure out how how to turn your hourly wage into the annual salary equivalent, you first need to pen out many hours you work per week. In our calculator, you can insert your Current Salary, set the Pay Period to Annual, and throw in the total hours in the Weekly Hours section. However, make sure you only add the hours you’ve been on the clock without including unnecessary breaks or off-the-clock time. After all, you want to get concrete numbers, so that you know exactly how much you’re getting paid.

For example, Brad works at Target for 40 hours per week, but clocks out for 35 minutes for his lunch break, so he’ll only get paid for 36 hours per week. To calculate the hourly wage, you want to multiply the hours you’ve worked by your hourly wage. Then multiply that with the number of weeks in a year, which is 52. If Brad makes \$15 per hour and works 36 hours per week, his annual salary is \$28,080.

## How To Calculate An Hourly Wage From An Annual Salary

Were you offered a new job opportunity and want to derive the prospective hourly wage from the offered annual salary? Just like in the last example, you need to know exactly how many hours you’ll have to work per week at your new job. If you don’t, the average full-time employee works 40-hours per week (or 2080 hours per year), and we can use that as a baseline for our calculations. To determine your hourly wage, divide your annual salary by 2,080.

For example, Ashley works as a paralegal for a law firm. She was offered a new job opportunity at another firm for \$80,000 a year. If she works 40-hours per week, you divide \$80,000/2,080, which is the equivalent of \$38 per hour. However, if she works only 35 hours per week, you’ll divide \$80,000/1820 (35×52), which raises her hourly wage to \$44 per hour.

## How To Calculate A Gross Monthly Income From An Annual Salary

Gross Monthly Wage refers to your monthly paycheck before taxes and other deductions. This is very useful for a variety of reasons, especially when applying for a loan. If you were paid an annual salary, the calculation is relatively easy since it’s the total amount before deductions. You’ll want to take your entire yearly wage and then divide it by 12 to get the monthly amount.

For example, if you’re getting paid \$20 per hour and work 40 hours per week, your gross weekly paycheck is \$800. You now multiply this by 52, which shows an annual gross income of \$41,600. Finally, divide the yearly salary by 12 or \$3,466 per month. Alternatively, you can simply multiply your weekly sum by four.

## How To Calculate A Gross Monthly Income From An Hourly Wage

If you’re paid hourly, you’ll need to do a bit more math. Use our calculator and enter your hourly wages in the Current Salary and set the Pay Period to hourly. Then, input the number of hours you work in the Weekly Hours field. Once you figured out your weekly amount, multiply the total by 52 to get the gross yearly income. Then, divide the number by 12 to get your gross monthly income.

For example, Sarah works as a Tax Preparer with an hourly rate of \$27 and works 35 hours per week. We take her hourly rate of \$27 and multiply it by her weekly hours of 35, which gives us \$945. Then, we’ll multiply \$945 by 52 to get the annual salary of \$49,140. We’ll then divide \$49,140 by 12, which gives us a \$4095 gross monthly income.

## How To Calculate Annual Salary From Biweekly Payments

To calculate your annual salary from your biweekly income, you must first multiply your biweekly wage by the number of weeks you work. If you don’t have any weeks off at the end of the year, you’ll generally multiply your wages by 26. There are 52 weeks in a year, so you’ll divide this by 2 to get your biweekly pay periods. So, for example, if you do have two unpaid weeks, take one biweekly pay period off from the resulting number.

For example, you’re compensated \$1,200 biweekly and work 42 hours per week. Since you have no weeks off, you’re paid the full 26 weeks (\$1,200 * 26 = \$31,400 annually).

Here is our pay raise calculator if you need to calculate your pay raise.