Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day (observed), plus two floating holidays.
How many holidays does the average American company get?
An average full-time employee in a small, privately-owned business in the U.S. receives about 7.6 paid holidays per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number also breaks down even further: Technical/professional employees get 8.5-ish days a year.
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How many vacation days in Netherlands?
The statutory minimum holiday entitlement of 20 days is four times the agreed working time per week for each year of employment. These statutory days are in addition to public holidays of which there are normally seven each year. In practice, most employees are entitled to 25 days.
Why is UK healthcare better than us?
Comparative twin study: Access to healthcare services in the NHS and the American private insurance system What the NHS will ultimately look like under Conservative party leadership has yet to be determined. But the potential impact of American private healthcare interests remains part of the discussion.
- There continues to be ongoing conversation around the strong interest the American health industry has in the UK market.
- During his visit earlier in the year, US President Donald Trump again raised the issue of opening the National Health Service (NHS) to the American private health insurance market.
This revives ongoing debates about the benefits of universal health coverage systems like the NHS compared to the benefits of America’s largely private, insurance-driven model. This is of particular concern because while Americans are assured that they receive the world’s best healthcare, review of health outcomes show Americans’ health often fares comparatively poorly to other high-income countries, despite the US spending significantly more.
Furthermore, there is mounting evidence that the US healthcare system can bankrupt even well insured individuals. However, there is little in the literature to reflect comparative experiences of those using the two systems. That’s where we come in. Our experiences are highly idiosyncratic, of course—but we are identical twins, both having been treated for breast cancer within the past five years.
Nora, a London-based university professor, received her care through the NHS; Nancy, a US government employee (with what is considered in the US an excellent employer insurance plan), was treated in the US. We both received treatment at well-regarded university teaching hospitals.
- Here’s our experience : Medical history Moving to the UK from the US in 2008 aged 55, Nora enrolled in the NHS, with the understanding that if needed, for-profit, private healthcare was available.
- This was not necessary.
- Assigned to a local GP, in an initial check-up, Nora reported a medical history that included a strong family history of breast cancer.
This initiated a referral to a genetic counsellor and the local hospital’s breast clinic, where she received annual mammograms starting in 2009. In 2012, a routine mammography identified a lump and she was called back for a needle biopsy. Identification of cancer led to two lumpectomies (two days in hospital per lumpectomy) however there was difficulty in identifying margins of the lesion and after consultations with her surgeon and surgical team, Nora elected to have a double mastectomy.
- This was undertaken in 2014, during a six day hospital stay.
- Nora took six weeks off work, (and had the option to stay out longer), her time off covered by her employer.
- She continues to have routine follow-up including anti-cancer medication, annual check-ups, and bi-annual bone density screenings.
- Current status: In remission.
US based Nancy works in Washington, DC, but retains an apartment in her hometown of New York City. In part, this is because prior to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, (widely known as Obamacare) a previous bout of breast cancer in her early 40s meant she had a “pre-existing condition.” She was therefore ineligible for healthcare coverage in many American states.
- Since New York was one of the states that did not exclude Nancy from coverage, she retained it as her primary residence despite working hundreds of miles away.
- In other words, access to health insurance has been a factor in determining her job/career options since 1994.
- Joining the Federal Government in 2007, Nancy enrolled in one of several pre-selected private health insurance plans where the employer pays 60% of the premium and employees are responsible for the 40% “matching payment.” Employee payments are automatically deducted from bi-weekly paychecks.
Plans vary, but most also include an “out-of-pocket deductible” of several hundred to several thousand dollars per year—costs that must be paid by the employee before insurance “kicks in.” Nancy’s plan permitted her to retain her New York-based healthcare providers, including her long-time oncologist.
In late 2015, after 20 years in remission, Nancy’s annual mammography detected a lesion in one breast. Over a four month period, Nancy underwent several MRIs, two biopsies, and an outpatient lumpectomy, followed by a month-long course of radiation. To minimize time off work, with the permission of her New York based oncologist, she moved her post surgical radiation care to a Washington, DC hospital near her office.
This necessitated her personally identifying and establishing relationships with a second medical team, coordinating a transfer of her medical records, and familiarizing herself with a new medical facility. In the end, Nancy took only two weeks off, in part by scheduling “crack-of-dawn” radiation appointments so she could still report for a full day of work.
- She continues to have regular check-ups.
- Current status: In remission.
- Accessing the systems General taxation and mandatory salary deductions pay for the NHS, which supports not only healthcare, but also some dental care, some social services, and public health initiatives.
- All treatment is free at point of delivery.
For Nora this ranged from her initial genetic counselling to her most recent annual check-up. No bills were sent or presented to her at any point. Because Nora was over age 60, all medications also were, and continue to be, free. (Under age 60, England’s NHS now charges £9.00—US $ 11.75—for any medical prescription).
- In the US, although Nancy was “fully covered” by her employer’s insurance plan, she was still responsible for 40% of the annual insurance company’s enrolment premium—$3,500 per year.
- Other expenses were covered on a complicated, opaque formula arrived at through negotiations between her healthcare providers and insurance company.
Significantly different from the NHS plan, under the US private healthcare system, Nancy is largely responsible for sorting out all payments at point of delivery. Some procedures and physician visits were fully covered; others were covered at varying percentages of the total cost; and occasionally, were disallowed.
In theory, the highest amount Nancy was responsible for should have totalled no more than $5,000 “annual out-of-pocket maximum deducible.” Since her diagnosis and treatment extended over two calendar years (December-March), she should have paid no more than $10,000 towards uncovered charges. In the end, however, she paid more than $14,000 over and above the substantial amount already paid by her insurance company and her annual $3500 premium.
Nancy, a single woman with no partner to assist her, found that in addition to facing a life-threatening disease, the financial hardships she encountered, even as a fully covered patient, and the stress created by the ongoing need to manage, negotiate, and often correct bills from doctors, hospitals, lab visits and insurance company was incredibly taxing.
- Some providers refused to deal with insurance companies, only accepting direct payments: i.e.
- They insisted that she pay them “up front” and then submit their bill to her insurance company for reimbursement.
- For example, her surgeon, to whom she was referred by her oncologist, refused to deal with insurance companies.
His office quoted her a price of “between $7,000 to $10,000” for a lumpectomy, although when she expressed concern about affording this, the office secretary assured her that his final bill “would probably be less.” After numerous phone calls—and obtaining the mandatory “pre-approval” from her insurance company, Nancy had the operation as an outpatient.
This was apparently done to keep costs down for her insurance company—no explanation was offered as to why this was an outpatient rather than inpatient procedure. Following the operation, the surgeon’s office “worked with her on billing” and ultimately, only charged $6,900. Her insurance company sent her $3,900 with which to pay the surgeon, leaving her to pay the $3,000 balance.
(For mysterious reasons, the insurance company also decided that only $1,302 of her $3,000 payment qualified towards fulfilling her annual $5,000 “out-of-pocket maximum.”) Fortunately, she had enough personal savings to pay this bill without obtaining a loan.
- Billing and payment issues continued throughout treatment.
- Would the insurance company cover the $4,600 oncologist-ordered Oncotype test to determine if chemotherapy was needed? Maybe, maybe not.
- While she waited several weeks for their ruling, she was required to submit an application to the California-based lab for “patient assistance” that included an intrusive questionnaire examining her private finances to see if she was eligible for their subsidized rate.
(She was finally approved for the subsidy and her insurance company did cover the test.) Many bills were only partially covered, leaving her responsible for tracking what had been paid by insurance, what she was responsible for, and how much of her payment the insurance company would apply to its enigmatic “out-of-pocket annual maximum.” For some procedures, 100% of her payment was applied towards the maximum, but for others, the applied amount was 80% or less.
- She had no idea why.
- Sometimes, she was able to “get a deal” from the hospitals’ billing departments by calling and paying her portion of an outstanding bill in full with her credit card.
- However, this only worked if she called and personally negotiated with diverse billing departments (blood lab, surgical, radiology, etc.).
Having surgery at one hospital and radiation at another meant dealing with billing departments at both. It also increased the number of mistakes. For example, halfway through radiation, she received a bill for nearly $40,000 from the second hospital because their billing department had erred in submitting her insurance information and unilaterally decided she was uninsured.
This, too, was ultimately resolved in Nancy’s favour, but caused her weeks of worry waiting for the billing department to correct its error. Nancy’s previous experience with cancer treatment in the 1990s made her aware of the need to keep meticulous records on payments to health providers and insurance companies.
She initially hoped that technological improvements over the past two decades would improve her experience. It did incrementally: this time it only took six months of focused attention after the end of treatment to sort out her finances rather than the two years needed to resolve bills from her previous bout with cancer.
- However, she continued to receive new, unanticipated bills for months: for example, an unexpected bill from her December 2015 surgery only arrived in May 2016.
- Discussion Obviously, this is an idiosyncratic comparison, but on behalf of both of us, we can say the following: cancer is always a daunting medical diagnosis.
To the list of life and death questions that any cancer patient reflects on, there are other issues—family, work, future—that all who face cancer must consider. Nora was able to confront many of these issues without worrying about a mounting pile of bills and ongoing monetary negotiations with her healthcare providers.
- Nancy’s primary attention was focused on managing the complex financial issues surrounding her illness.
- While many US insurance companies and politicians loudly proclaim that national insurance systems such as the NHS “do not work,” in our experience, this is far from true.
- There are undoubtedly many problems with the NHS and the system itself is currently under severe strain.
But in the UK, access to healthcare is considered a right—not a privilege—and 64.6 million UK residents receive healthcare free at the point of delivery every year. There are other issues involved in a universal healthcare system that receive less attention.
- For example, in the UK, people, young and old, change jobs without fear of losing healthcare for themselves or their families.
- But for millions of Americans, health insurance is provided by their employer.
- Should they, their partner or children need care—cancer, diabetes, a diagnosis of autism—the condition may be covered only so long as they stay in their current job.
Prior to the Affordable Care Act, such people were often locked in a job for years—even decades—because they could not afford to lose their current insurance and a new employer’s insurance would not cover their pre-existing conditions. Obamacare allows millions with pre-existing conditions coverage for the first time, but not all those with pre-existing conditions enrol and coverage differs by state.
- Furthermore the Trump administration has clearly stated they seek to end the entire programme.
- Another concern in the US is that, even for those with excellent insurance, most practices accept only some but rarely all, insurance plans.
- Patients must “shop around” and often travel far distances, to find a healthcare provider that will accept their specific insurance plan.
This barrier to healthcare will likely increase if Obamacare is taken out of the picture. In the US, even those with excellent insurance plans, like Nancy, still struggle under a system that needs serious review; and those who cannot afford health insurance (or enough health insurance), go without or delay seeking care, sometimes with life-threatening consequences.
Health insurance companies can decide what they choose to cover, and as in Nancy’s case, negotiate with doctors and hospitals to establish what percentage of medical costs they will cover and what will be covered by patients—even fully insured patients. Ultimately, the issue is not just about healthcare or about money.
At its heart, we argue, this is a human rights issue and a social justice concern. It is a question of what type of society we want to be. In the UK, a national system of healthcare, paid for by all citizens through taxes, provides a universal safety net.
The US has settled for a complicated mix of private insurance and government subsidized programmes, often managed by private companies. The result is not just whether one has or does not have insurance. In the US, even for those with excellent insurance like Nancy, the issue also is the amount of time, energy and frustration a person or a family faces in navigating a labyrinthine and often unforgiving for-profit system.
One more reflection Nancy incurred an additional set of health expenses following surgery, during the months she spent negotiating her health care bills. Her previously unremarkable blood pressure skyrocketed. An additional round of doctors’ appointments, medicines, and bills (with inevitable co-payments) were needed to keep her blood pressure in check.
Nora had no blood pressure problems, but then, she did not face piles of bills and was not involved in dozens of phone calls arguing with insurance companies and hospital billing offices. Her only additional expense was that, because food in her hospital was adequate but not outstanding, her husband paid £6.95 for a ready meal from Marks & Spencer’s the night before discharge.
Her taxi ride home was covered by the NHS. Nora Ellen Groce is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Care at University College London. She holds a PhD in Anthropology and works on issues related to global health and international development, with particular expertise in global disability research Nancy Groce holds a PhD in American Studies and has worked public sector jobs in the arts, culture and humanities throughout her career.
Competing interests : None declared Acknowledgement : We thank the following people for review of this manuscript: Lawrence C Kaplan, MD; Ellie Cole, MSc; Helena Fahie, MSc. References:
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: Comparative twin study: Access to healthcare services in the NHS and the American private insurance system
Which is the best healthcare in the world UK?
United Kingdom – The UK has the tenth best healthcare system in the world. The different countries of the UK – England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland – will have their own systems of healthcare but they are all publicly funded. Medical facilities across the UK are generally of a high standard and medical staff are well-trained and knowledgeable.
Palliative care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world. Most medicines are readily available and there are plenty of pharmacies. However, the UK healthcare system does suffer from long wait times, so many people opt for private medical insurance to avoid these. Make sure you can always access the best international healthcare with expat health insurance,
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What is the 13th salary in the Netherlands?
13th month’s salary – The number 13 is a lucky number when it comes to employee benefits in the Netherlands. It’s basically an end-of-year bonus set at a month’s gross wage and paid at the end of the year. The 13th month’s salary shouldn’t be confused with the holiday allowance, which is mandatory according to Dutch Law.
What is the 13th month salary in the Netherlands?
What Is the Dutch Holiday Allowance? – It is mandatory for every employer in the Netherlands to pay their staff an extra sum of money on top of their gross salary. This sum is called ‘Vakantiegeld’ in Dutch, roughly translated as ‘Holiday/Vacation Money’.
What is 8 holiday pay in the Netherlands?
Holiday allowance in the Netherlands – Holiday allowance in the Netherlands (“vakentiegel”) is a gross payment of 8% of your total gross salary. Although employers are obliged to pay this 8% holiday allowance to their staff, it is up to them whether to pay it all at once in may or spread it over 12 months instead.
Which country has the most paid holidays?
Iran offers the highest number of paid public holidays in the world with a total 27 days per year including the Islamic Republic Day. It is followed by Bangladesh (24), Azerbaijan (21), and Cambodia (21). On the other extreme, Libya has no paid public holidays, while Lebanon has only two paid public holidays per year.
Which European countries have the most public holidays?
Austria – Statutory holidays: 25Public holidays: 13Austria has among the highest number of public holidays in Europe with 13 days annually. Its capital Vienna also ranks as the world’s best city to live in, according to a separate Mercer ranking.Employees can work a maximum of five and half days per week and are entitled to 25 days of annual vacation after only nine months employment, according to the World Bank.
- Mothers are entitled to a maximum of two years maternity leave, while fathers can also claim Photo: Getty Images Statutory holidays: 25 Public holidays: 13 Austria has among the highest number of public holidays in Europe with 13 days annually.
- Its capital, Vienna, also ranks as the world’s best city to live in, according to a separate Mercer ranking.
Employees can work a maximum of five and half days per week and are entitled to 25 days of annual vacation after only nine months employment, according to the World Bank. Mothers are entitled to a maximum of two years’ maternity leave, while fathers can also claim parental pay for up to 36 months, but not at the same time as the mother.
Which country has the most holidays?
Nepal has the highest number of public holidays in the world with 35 annually.
Is healthcare better in the EU or the US?
Quality of Healthcare Service – In terms of the quality of healthcare, the service within the US is higher than that provided in most of Western Europe. Therefore, countries like France, Germany, the Netherlands, and most of Scandinavia do not have better-quality healthcare services than the US.
Who pays more for healthcare UK or US?
The claim: The NHS costs half as much as the US health system, and cares for the whole population. Reality Check verdict: If you look at every penny spent on health by anyone in the country, then the UK spends about half as much on health as the US does.
But if you compare the amount spent on the NHS with the amount spent by the US government on public healthcare, the difference is much smaller. US President Donald Trump has caused a stir by tweeting his criticisms of the UK’s universal healthcare, describing it as a system that is “going broke and not working”,
NHS England boss Simon Stevens responded that “healthcare for everybody delivered at half the cost of the US healthcare system is something that people in this country are deeply and rightly committed to”. In the UK, healthcare is universal, while in the States there are 28 million people who are not covered by public or private insurance.
But does the NHS really cost half as much? If you look at all healthcare spending, including treatment funded privately by individuals, the US spent 17.2% of its GDP on healthcare in 2016, compared with 9.7% in the UK. In pounds per head, that’s £2,892 on healthcare for every person in the UK and £7,617 per person in the US.
So as a proportion of the value of the goods and services produced by all sectors of the economy the UK spends a bit more than half what the US spends, and in spending per head it’s a bit less than half. The difficulty is, when it comes to comparing healthcare in different countries, you’re never exactly comparing like for like.
Almost all health systems are a mixture of public and private – it’s the ratio that varies. In the UK, the public health system can be accessed by all permanent residents, is mostly free at the point of use and is almost entirely paid for through taxation. Americans are far more likely to rely on private insurance to fund their healthcare since accessing public healthcare is dependent on your income.
Many European countries, meanwhile, have a social insurance system where insurance contributions are mandatory. This doesn’t fall under general taxation but is not dissimilar from paying National Insurance in the UK and means everyone can access healthcare.
Almost half of US health spending still comes from public money including general taxation – although it’s the only country in the G7 to pay publicly for less than 50% of all healthcare that’s provided. What this doesn’t tell you, though, is how effective a healthcare system is, and this seems to be what Mr Stevens was getting at.
Which is better nurse in USA or UK?
Clinical Autonomy – In most cases, Registered Nurses in the U.S. have more autonomy in practice than nurses in the U.K. Registered Nurses are expected to perform full and complete physical assessments, including heart sounds and lung sounds, on patients under their care.
In the U.S., the Registered Nurse is more focused on skills and responsibilities such as physical assessments, IV insertions, male and female foley insertion, medication delivery and education, analyzing lab values, making referrals to the doctors, and collaborating on the patient’s plan of care. The relationship with medical staff is often more collaborative in the U.S.
Most individual patients are paying for care; therefore, there is a high expectation of customer service in nursing and healthcare, so the patient experience is very important. There are also opportunities for advancement into leadership roles or different areas of nursing.
Is surgery free in UK?
Hospital treatment – Hospital treatment is free of charge for people who are ordinarily resident in the UK. This does not depend on nationality, payment of UK taxes, National Insurance contributions, being registered with a GP, having an NHS number, or owning property in the UK.
- To be considered ordinarily resident, you must be living in the UK on a lawful and properly settled basis for the time being.
- Since 6 April 2015, non-EEA nationals who are subject to immigration control must have the immigration status of indefinite leave to remain at the time of treatment and be properly settled, to be considered ordinarily resident.
This requirement will also apply to EEA and Swiss nationals who move to the UK on or after 1 January 2021. If you are a family member of an EEA national who is resident in the UK, you may not be subject to immigration control even if you are from outside the EEA.
There is more information about applying to join family living permanently in the UK, at Family visas: apply, extend or switch, Some people who are not considered ordinarily resident in the UK (‘overseas visitors’) may be exempt from charges for NHS hospital treatment under the current regulations. All other patients are charged for NHS treatment, except for treatment that is free to all,
Payment is required in full and in advance of treatment where clinicians consider the need for treatment to be non-urgent (meaning it can wait until the patient can reasonably be expected to return to their country of residence). Where clinicians consider treatment to be immediately necessary or urgent, it will be provided even if the patient has not paid in advance and the patient will be asked for payment afterwards.
Prescription charges can apply for out-patient or day-patient treatment. The legal duty to assess patients’ eligibility for hospital treatment lies with the NHS body providing treatment. Most hospitals have overseas visitors managers or their equivalents to do this assessment. They make their assessments in line with the charging regulations and based on evidence provided by the patient.
Patients should expect to be asked to prove that they are entitled to free NHS hospital treatment. Since 23 October 2017, all NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts must record when a person is an overseas visitor. All overseas visitors will be charged 150% of the cost of NHS treatment for any care they receive, unless they are exempt from charges for NHS hospital treatment,
- guidance on overseas visitors hospital charging regulations
- National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, as amended
Is healthcare free in UK for foreigners?
Hospital services – Hospital treatment is free to people who are “ordinarily resident” in the UK. To be considered ordinarily resident and entitled to free hospital treatment, you must be living in the UK on a lawful and properly settled basis for the time being.
- You may be asked to prove this.
- You cannot be considered ordinarily resident in the UK unless you have indefinite leave to remain or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
- If you’re a visitor from the EU, even if you’re a former UK resident, you can use your EHIC, PRC or S2 when visiting the UK.
- If you cannot provide these documents, you may be charged for your care.
If you’re a visitor from Norway, you can get medically necessary healthcare using your Norwegian passport. If you’re a visitor from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland whose visit to the UK began on or before 31 December 2020, you may continue to use your EHIC or PRC in the UK for the duration of your visit.
You also may complete planned treatment using your S2, as long as authorisation for this was requested from the relevant health authority before 31 December 2020. If you’re visiting from Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland you may be charged for NHS healthcare. You should check with the relevant health authority where you live before travelling to the UK.
If you’re visiting England for more than 6 months, you’ll need to pay the immigration health surcharge, unless you’re exempt from paying it. The full amount will be paid upfront for the duration of your visa. You can find full details about healthcare surcharges, including exemptions, on GOV.UK If you’ve paid the surcharge or are exempt from paying it, and your visa allows you to be here for more than 6 months, you’ll be entitled to free NHS hospital treatment in England on a similar basis to an ordinarily resident person, with the exception of NHS-funded assisted conception services.
- Your entitlement will apply from the date your visa is granted until it expires.
- You’ll have to pay some charges, such as prescription or dental charges.
- If you’re visiting England for less than 6 months, you should ensure you’re covered for healthcare through personal medical insurance during your visit, even if you’re a former UK resident.
If you’re not ordinarily resident in the UK and you need to pay for NHS hospital treatment, you’ll be charged at 150% of the national NHS rate.
How many vacation days do Americans get?
Typically, US employers will allocate 10 days of paid vacation time per year to each employee, increasing the number of days provided based on the amount of time an employee stays with their company.
How many vacation days do most companies give?
What Is the Average Number of Vacation Days Per Year in the US? – According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average number of paid vacation days is 11 days. This average is based on a US employee working in the private sector, with 1 year of service.
Taking weekends into account, this works out to just over 2 full weeks of vacation leave per year. Many employers increase the paid vacation leave offered to employees the longer they are with the company. For example, in the private sector the average number of paid vacation days after 5 years of service increases to 15 days.
After 10 years of service, it rises again to 17 days. For employees with 20 years of service or more, the average number of paid vacation days is 20. The average paid vacation days per year are different for public sector employees. They also vary between industries and employer types.
How many work days in USA on average?
History of the work week – The 40-hour work week or 8-hour work day wasn’t there from the very beginning. The modern concept of the work week is a relatively new invention that didn’t become a labor standard by a simple twist of fate. For us to better understand the nature of the modern working week, we must go back to its roots.
Most historians agree that the concept of a seven-day week dates back about 4,000 years ago to Babylonian times. The Babylonians believed that the solar system was composed of seven planets. This number became sacred to them, and they planned their days around it. With the course of time, the Babylonian concept of the “planetary week” spread to Egypt, Greece, Rome, and finally it became the generally accepted norm worldwide.
Until the 19th century, the typical work week was 10 – 12 hours, 6-7 days a week, depending on the occupation, season and length of the day. In most cases, people worked longer than 80 hours per week. In 1712, the invention of the practical steam engine signaled the beginning of what became known as the Industrial Revolution, and this drastically changed the labor market.
- The eventual excess of workers in the manufacturing sector allowed the factory owners to dictate the rules.
- As a result, the average work hours in manufacturing in the U.S.
- Reached 67.1 hours per week by 1840.
- These work hours and other generally inhumane working conditions led to the creation of labor unions and the emergence of the first movements towards shorter work weeks.
Several states even passed laws that called for 10-hour work days, but these laws were not observed. The labor union movements continued to gain in popularity, and demonstrations for reductions of work hours were seen here and there throughout the country.
- The pressure of this rising tide of workplace populism resulted in the creation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which limited working hours to 44 hours per week and 8.8 hours per day, respectively.
- In addition, this act began to regulate minimum wage rates, overtime pay and child labor standards.
In 1940, Congress amended that act and established a 40-hour work week, as we know it today. So, what is the contemporary work week like? The answer to this question differs, depending on what country you live in, how many hours you work per day, and if you take weekends off.
- The average number of workdays per year also varies from country to country.
- Most countries will have an average of between 220 and 260 workdays per year.
- The present-day labor market is a far more complex and diverse phenomenon than it was one hundred years ago.
- There are significant numbers of contract workers and temporary employees, whose working hours are not regulated.
At the same time, a lot of positions may require employees to stay in touch or on call, even when the normal work day is over. Let’s take a closer look at the work day calendar of the average employee who works a 40-hour week. So, how many work days does an average person spend on the job? As a rule, a common year consists of 52 weeks and 260 work days.
- A leap year may contain an extra work day, so there will be 261 work days.
- While counting working days, it’s also important to remember that there are a number of federal holidays that can be paid days off.
- In general, most federal workers and public sector employees will receive a paid day off or a paid leave on the federal holidays.
However, employees in the private sector may not enjoy the same benefit. In the USA, there are 11 federal holidays, including:
New Year’s Day – January 2st; Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, – Third Monday in January, (January 16th 2023); Washington’s Birthday – Third Monday in February, (February 20th, 2023); Memorial Day – Last Monday in May, (May 29th, 2023); Juneteenth Independence Day – June 19th, 2023; Independence Day – July 4th; Labor Day – First Monday in September, (September 4th, 2023); Columbus Day – Second Monday in October, (October 9th, 2023); Veterans Day – November 11th, 2023; Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday in November, (November 23rd, 2023); Christmas Day – December 25th, 2023.
In the table below, you can see the detailed breakdown of the work days, hours, weekends and holidays per month in the year 2023.
How many working days does the average US have?
Did 2021 feel like an especially long year? (no, not because of that!) That’s because there were 261 work days – you worked 53 Fridays! Ever wonder how many work days and work hours are in each year? Seems like a simple question, right? And if you don’t need to be precise – it’s is. In general, there are 52 weeks in each year and 40 hours per work day. This equates to:
- 260 Work Days in a Year
- 2080 Work Hours in a Year
However, there are a lot of different exceptions to these general rules. Not every year has the same number of weekdays. Not every year has the same number of days (leap years). While the general rule of thumb is often good enough, there’s an easy way to calculate the exact number of work days and work hours each year: Table of Contents
- Standard Year – 52 Weeks, 2080 Hours
- How to Quickly Count Work Days (Weekdays)
- Leap Year – 366 Days
- Work Days in Each Year
- Remember Holidays