Q:

How many paychecks do you get per year if you're paid biweekly?

A:

Quick Answer

Workers paid bi-weekly should receive 26 pay checks in a year. This is based on the fact that there are 52 weeks in a year.

Continue Reading
How many paychecks do you get per year if you're paid biweekly?
Credit: Matthew Hollinshead E+ Getty Images

Full Answer

In order to calculate the number of pay periods in a year, you divide the number of weeks in a year (52) by the frequency of payroll payments. Fifty-two divided by two equals 26. This figure may be adjusted to compute for unpaid vacation time. For a worker who receives two weeks of unpaid vacation, the equation changes. Subtract the unpaid weeks from the total number of weeks in a year, and divide that number by the payroll frequency. Your answer would then be computed by dividing 50 by two, giving you 25 pay checks per year.

Learn more about Algebra

Related Questions

Explore