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How to count or calculate hours worked between times in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-04-28

If you want to calculate your weekly working hours, firstly you need to know the total hours you worked each day. In this tutorial, we will show you how to count hours worked between times by using formula in Excel.

Count or calculate hours worked between times

Count or calculate hours worked between times

For example you have listed Start time in cell range B11:B15, and the End time in cell range C11:C15, please do as follows to count hours worked between these times.

1. Click the cell D11, copy and paste formula =(C11-B11)*24 into the Formula Bar, and press Enter key. See screenshot:

Then you will get the total working hours of Date 2014/11/21.

2. Select cell D11, drag the fill handle down to the cell D15 to auto fill the selected cells. Now the total working hours for each date is counted out.

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Need formula for hold time (start and end time). Time a file was kept on hold.
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I am also having trouble with the hours; I am trying to show hours worked from 16:30 till 07:00 the following morning. It is definitely not 9,5 hours
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because I can't upload a picture if you want send me the email so I can send it. Mine is . Thanks for your interest
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if a day has a day off and cell B12 must state it as day off, my addition outputs a value. How do I solve the problem?
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Hi Ilias Lazos,
I don't quite understand your question. You may need to attach a screenshot of your data to describe the problem more clearly. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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how do you calculate how many hours worked within a shift that is say between midnight and 6 on a 12 hour shift say starting at 8pm to 8am ?
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