# Full-Time Employee

### What is a Full-Time Employee?

A full-time employee is an employee who, for a calendar month, averages at least 30 hours per week or 130 hours of work per month.

For example, if Jane works 35 hours a week, or 140 hours in a month, Jane would be considered a full-time employee.

### What is a full-time equivalent (FTE)?

A FTE is one or more employees whose work hours combined together equal 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month.

### How do you calculate FTEs?

To calculate FTEs at your organization, you total the number of hours paid during a given period divided by the number of working hours in that period.

Here’s what the equation looks like:

Hours paid in a given period/working hours in that period = FTE.

So, let’s say:

1. Your organization runs on a typical 40-hour workweek
2. You have 4 employees
3. Jane works 40 hours a week
4. Brian works 30 hours a week
5. Travis and Katie each work 15 hours a week

To calculate your number of FTEs you would:

Add the total number of hours worked/paid

40 + 30 + 15 + 15 = 100

Divide by the number of hours in the work period

100 / 40 = 2.5

In this example, your organization would have 2.5 FTEs.

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