Enter the Full Time Equivalent and standard full-time hours per week into the calculator to determine the actual working hours. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Fte To Hours Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the actual working hours from Full Time Equivalent (FTE).

H = FTE * FT


  • H is the actual working hours
  • FTE is the Full Time Equivalent
  • FT is the standard full-time hours per week (e.g., 40 hours in the United States)

To calculate the actual working hours, multiply the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) by the standard full-time hours per week. For example, if an employee is considered 0.5 FTE and the standard full-time hours per week is 40 hours, the actual working hours of the employee would be 20 hours per week.

What is a Fte To Hours?

FTE to Hours is a conversion that translates Full Time Equivalent (FTE) to actual working hours. FTE is a unit that indicates the workload of an employed person in a way that makes workloads comparable across various contexts. One FTE is equivalent to one employee working full-time. For example, in the United States, one FTE is typically considered to be 40 hours per week. Therefore, if an employee works 20 hours per week, they would be considered 0.5 FTE. This conversion is often used in workforce planning, budgeting, and assessing productivity.

How to Calculate Fte To Hours?

The following steps outline how to calculate the FTE to Hours using the formula: H = FTE * FT.

  1. First, determine the Full Time Equivalent (FTE).
  2. Next, determine the standard full-time hours per week (FT).
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = H = FTE * FT.
  4. Finally, calculate the actual working hours (H).
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) = 0.8

Standard full-time hours per week (FT) = 40