Knowing how much money you earn per year is an important first step in managing your finances and developing a budget. The methods for calculating your annual salary vary slightly depending on how and how often you are paid. Once you know the amount of your total **annual salary**, you can compare that with information about what others are earning in your industry or in other occupations. Then, you may be able to use this information to advocate for yourself in salary negotiations.

## Method 1.Calculating Annual Salary for Wage Earners

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Determine if you are a wage earner. A wage earner is paid by the hour. If you receive a pay rate per hour multiplied by the number of hours worked per week, then you are a wage earner. Another term for this is a non-exempt employee. Your paycheck may vary from week to week depending on the number of hours you work. If you work the same number of hours each week but you are still paid by the hour, then your paycheck may be the same each week, but you are still considered a wage earner.

2 Find out your hourly salary. If you are not sure how much you earn per hour, ask your supervisor or someone in human resources. Alternately, calculate the information from your pay stub. Locate the total gross pay on your pay stub. Gross pay is your total salary before deductions for taxes and benefits. Divide that amount by the number of hours you worked in that pay period.

For example, suppose your gross pay was $190 for a week in which you worked 10 hours. Calculate $190 / 10 = $19. Your hourly salary is $19 per hour.

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Multiply to calculate your annual salary if you work a fixed number of hours per week. Multiply your hourly salary by the number of hours you work per week to calculate your weekly salary. Multiply this figure by 52, the number of weeks per year, to work out your annual salary.

For instance, if you work 40 hours per week and you earn $19 per hour, calculate your weekly salary by multiplying 40 x $19 = $760.

Then calculate your annual salary by multiplying $760 x 52 = $39,520

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**1.How do I calculate overtime?**

Ans:Overtime is the number of hours you work beyond your standard work week. First, you have to find out what the overtime rate is; itâ€™s usually 1.5 or 2 times the standard rate. Then, just multiply your extra hours by the overtime rate.

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**2.What is the equivalent hourly rate for a yearly salary of $50,000?**

Ans:For these calculations, it is generally assumed that a person works 2,000 hours in a year. A yearly salary of $50,000 will then come to $25 per hour.

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**3.How do I calculate my annual salary if I get paid bi-weekly?**

Ans:Take the hours you work perk week by your hourly rate of pay then multiply it by 52 weeks. For instance, if you work 40 hours per week and you earn $19 per hour, calculate your weekly salary by multiplying 40 x $19 = $760.

Then calculate your annual salary by multiplying $760 x 52 = $39,520 Your ACTUAL paychecks would be double the weekly paychecks. But annually it would be the exact same.