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What is the average number of work days per year including vacation days?

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The average amount of workdays per year is about 261. This number based on the calculations used by the United States Bureau of Personnel Management for computing pay rates.

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What is the average number of work days per year including vacation days?
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According the Bureau, full-time pay rates are calculated based on 2,087 working hours per year, Dividing this number by the average number of 8 hours in a workday yields a result of 261 workdays when rounded up. Since variables such as vacation and holiday time are allocated at the discretion of individual companies, however, this number can vary based on corporate policies as well as the number of years of employment.

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