United States Department of Labor

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

# Steps to estimate total hours worked by all employees

 Step 1: Determine the number of full-time employees at your establishment. Example: Of Acme's 33 employees in 2023, 28 were full-time. Step 2: Determine the number of hours generally worked by a full-time employee for a year. Multiply the number of full-time employees you calculated in step 1 by this number. This total number of full-time hours worked should exclude vacation, sick leave, holidays, and any other non-work time. Example: Each of Acme's 28 full-time employees worked an average of 2,000 hours per year after excluding vacation, sick leave, holidays, and other non-work time. This works out to 40 hours per week for 50 weeks of the year.        28 full-time employeesX 2,000 hours per year 56,000 total full-time hours Step 3: Determine the number of hours of overtime worked by your full-time employees. Determine the number of regular hours worked by your non-full-time employees. (Non-full-time employees include part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees.) Add these numbers to the number you calculated in step 2 above. This is the estimated number of hours worked by all of your employees - full-time and non-full-time - during 2023. Write this number in Section 1, question 3 on the previous page. Example: Acme's 28 full-time employees worked a total of 2,800 hours of overtime during 2023 and 56,000 regular hours. Acme's 5 part-time employees worked a total of 2,715 hours during 2023.  56,000 full-time hours from step 2   2,800 over time hours+ 2,715 part-time hours 61,515 total hours worked

Last Modified Date: January 4, 2024