How do you calculate hours in an online time card?
While you can create a time-tracking formula in a program like Excel or Sheets, some managers don’t want to go through the hassle. If you’re looking to manage your business online and let your team members calculate their hours online for free, look no further. We’ve got you covered.
Set up your employees with our free time card calculator to total up their work hours.
Calculating hours with our free time card calculator is a breeze. If you’re managing or onboarding employees who are new to the workforce or have never tracked their hours before, we’ve created a quick training guide you can use to help them out.
How to use a time card calculator
Step one: Figure out your hours worked
Let’s start with the basics. To calculate how many hours you’ve worked, enter your start and end times for each day of the week. Doing this will show how many total hours you worked that week. Be sure you’re inputting the right time of day by checking the AM / PM drop-down menu. It’s essential to be honest and to set the correct hours for yourself so that your employer sees you as a trustworthy team member.
Step two: Enter in your off-time
Next, enter the amount of time you spent on breaks that week. Whatever you enter will be deducted from that day and be carried over to your total number of hours worked.
Step three: Calculate your pay
At the bottom of the calculator, you can see that there is a total showing how many hours you’ve worked that week. If you want to know what that means for your paycheck, multiply your total number of hours for the week by how much you make an hour. So, for example, if you get paid $18 an hour and worked 40 hours this past week, you’d be making $720. Cha-ching!
Step four: Figure out overtime
What if you’re making overtime at your job? That requires a little more work. First, you want to figure out how many hours of overtime you’ve worked. Once you have that number, multiply it by whatever your overtime pay is (which is time-and-a-half in most places). Then, just add that number to your original total.
Step five: Save your hard work
All that’s left is to save your time card and hand it over to your manager. You can save your time card as either a CSV file or you can email it using the Tool buttons to the right of the calculator. Or, if you’d like to print it out, there’s that option as well.