In today’s fast-paced world, it’s important to keep track of your finances. One of the most important aspects of personal finance is calculating your hourly wage, especially if you’re a freelancer or someone who works irregular hours. A monthly salary to hourly calculator can help you figure out your hourly wage based on your monthly income.
Calculate your hourly rate
Simply use the calculator below to work out how much you’re getting per hour. This calculator will give you an in-depth look at what you’re earning each hour regardless of your individual circumstances.
If you’re visiting from the UK, try the UK-specific version of this calculator.
Using the monthly salary to hourly wage calculator is easy. First, you’ll need to input your monthly income. This can be your gross income or your net income, depending on your preference. Next, you’ll need to input the number of hours you work each day. The calculator will then show your an approximate hourly wage based on these inputs.
Some additional notes about each field:
- Hours Worked Per Day: Typical full-time work is counted at 8 hours per day. Please modify this as would be appropriate for your situation.
- Working Days per Week: Typically the number is 5, but please modify as per your needs.
- Days in Month: This refers to the number of total days in a month (not just working days). As months can have either 28, 29, 30, or 31 days, you can change this field as per your preference. By default, it is set at 30.42 days, which is on average the number of days in each month. This is good enough if you just want a rough idea.
In addition to showing the hourly wage, for your convenience, this calculator also shows the wages on a weekly and biweekly basis. The biweekly basis is useful as many people are paid every 2 weeks, and this will help you to figure out how much your paycheque will be (before taxes) in advance.
How to calculate salary to hourly?
The easiest way to convert a monthly salary to an hourly wage is shown below:
Hourly wage = Monthly Salary ÷ 174 hours
Let’s take an example: Wondering what $3,500 a month is in hourly terms? Take your monthly salary of $3,500 and divide by 174 hours per month. This works out to approximately $20.11 per hour.
Please note that as there can be numerous combinations of working days/weeks per month, this calculation is only an approximate figure. It gives you an hourly wage for an average month, so it may be slightly different than your true hourly rate.
The calculator above to help you with other variations of this monthly salary to hourly wage conversion.
Why calculate your hourly wage?
Calculating your hourly wage is important because it gives you a clear understanding of how much you’re earning per hour. For example, it is helpful to know that a $2,000 monthly salary converts to $11.5 per hour rate. This information can help you make better financial decisions, such as deciding whether to take on extra work, negotiating a raise, or determining how much you can afford to spend on leisure activities.
Most importantly, it can help you negotiate a fair wage. For example, if you’re offered a job with a monthly salary, you can use this monthly salary to hourly calculator to determine how much you’ll be earning per hour. This can help you negotiate a fair wage, especially if you’re working irregular hours or overtime.
If you are instead offered a yearly salary and you are trying to figure out your hourly wage from that, please use the yearly salary to hourly wage calculator for that.
Before You Go…
This calculator helps you convert your earnings from monthly to hourly basis. But what if you want to go the other way?
What if you already know your hourly rate but want to figure out what it means in monthly terms? The hourly to monthly salary calculator will help you do just that!
What is $4,200 monthly to hourly?
Approximately $24.16 per hour. You can get this figure by dividing your monthly salary of $4,200 by 174.