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How to average cells based on multiple criteria in Excel?

In Excel, most of us may be familiar with COUNTIF and SUMIF functions, they can help us to count or sum values based on criteria. But have you ever tried to calculate the average of values based on one or more criteria in Excel?

Average cells based on one criterion with Averageif function

Average cells based on multiple criteria with Averageifs function


arrow blue right bubble Average cells based on one criterion with Averageif function

Supposing, I have the following data range, column A is the list of product and column B is the orders, now, I will average the order cells where the product is KTE.

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Please enter this formula into your desired cell: =AVERAGEIF(A2:A19,D2,B2:B19), (A2:A19 is the data which contains the criteria, B2:B19 refers to the range you want to average and D2 is the criterion you want to average the values based on), and press Enter key to get the result, see screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Average cells based on multiple criteria with Averageifs function

If you want to calculate average with multiple criteria, the Averageifs function may help you.

The Averageifs syntax as follows:

AVERAGEIFS(average_range,criteria_range1,criteria1,criteria_range2,criteria2…)

  • Average_range: is the range of cells to average;
  • Criteria_range1, criteria_range2, … are the ranges in which to evaluate the associated criteria;
  • Criteria1, criteria2, … are criteria which you are based on.

Take the above data for example, now, I want to average the order of KTE and the order greater than 500. Please do as this:

Enter this formula into a blank cell: =AVERAGEIFS(B2:B19,A2:A19,E1,B2:B19,">500")( A2:A19 is the data which contains the criteria1, B2:B19 refers to the range you want to average, E1 and >500 are the criteria1 and criteria 2), then press Enter key to get the result you want. See screenshot:

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Note: If you have more than two criteria that you want, you just need to add the criteria ranges and criteria you need as this: =AVERAGEIFS(C2:C19, A2:A19, F1, B2:B19, F2, C2:C19, "<500"), (A2:A19 and F1 are the first criteria range and criteria, B2:B19 and F2 are the second criteria range and criteria, C2:C19 and < 500 are the third criteria range and criteria, C2:C19 refers to the range you want to average the values), see screenshot:

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Hi, I'm trying to create an average only if the row meets criteria in other columns. I need to only include the number in column J if that row has a "B" in column F and a "M" in column E. I've worked out the formula if it's only one condition:

=AVERAGEIF(F2:F114, "B", J2:J114)

But I can't work out how to get it to only average numbers in column J that meet both conditions?
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Hello, Sally
To calculate the average based on multiple criteria, you can apply the AVERAGEIFS function, please use the below formula:
=AVERAGEIFS(J2:J114, F2:F114, "B", E2:E114, "M" )

Please have a try, hope it can help you!
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Thanks so much, this worked perfectly!
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What formula would I use if I wanted to get my averages for a month but not count the days that are zero (0)? I am keeping track of my monthly electric usage but need to get an average even before the end of the months. Any ideas or help?
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Hello, TFkidd
To solve your problem, please apply the below formula:
=AVERAGE(IF(B2:B31<>0,B2:B31))
Please try, hope it can help you!
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Hi there
I am trying to calculate percentage of people from across 4 regions (entered in column b)
and percentage by ethnicity (entered in column D)
I can calculate the average age and percentage of ages, but I can't seem to find a formula to calculate the regions and ethnicity. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks Tracy
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To get an average of data in a column with multiple criteria the following formulae may be used.

Syntax = AVERAGEIFS (Range, Range 1, criteria 1, range 2, criteria 2)

In this case, my requirement is to find the average of the data in a range of numbers, without considering '0 - Zero' & values greater that '3000'.

Total data in the range is 31 nos ,

And the formulae will be

=AVERAGEIFS(G5:G35,G5:G35, "> 3000", G5:G35,"<>0")
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I have 4 variables: 1st: Date of onset, 2nd: Date of termination, 3rd: Date of measurement, 4th: measurement. I want to calculate the average of the 4th variable between each period of onset-termination. How can i do it? I think its a bit tricky. Each date of onset has an counterpart date of termination. The same applies for the 3rd and 4th variable.
How can i make this happen?
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VBA code to average one or more ranges of nonzero numbers:


Option Explicit
Function avgNonZeros(ParamArray rangeList() As Variant) As Variant
'Returns the average for all nonzeros of rangeList.
'rangeList may be one or multiple ranges.
Dim cell As Range
Dim i As Long
Dim totSum As Long
Dim cnt As Long
DoEvents 'allows calculations prior to performing
avgNonZeros = 0 'default return
For i = LBound(rangeList) To UBound(rangeList)
For Each cell In rangeList(i)
If cell <> 0 Then
totSum = totSum + cell
cnt = cnt + 1
End If
Next cell
Next i
If cnt <> 0 Then avgNonZeros = totSum / cnt
End Function
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Hi,
I have 200 observations. I need to get an average of 21st to 40th observations. I am struggling to set an averageif formula. Any suggestion will be appreciated.
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I have a similar problem like example #3, but the difference is that I need the average between two dates instead of for a single month. Any suggestion?
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Hello, Crist,

To solve your problem, please apply the below formula:
=AVERAGEIFS(C2:C15, A2:A15, F1, B2:B15, ">=" &F2, B2:B15, "<=" &G2, C2:C15, ">300")

Please try, hope it can help you!
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Hi there,


My is Pablo and I would like to ask you about this situation. I have got a column with several values and some of them are zeros. As they are dB measurements this is the array formula I use to get the average: =10*LOG(AVERAGE(10^(C3:C66/10)))

My problem is that I am trying to get with a formula that does not take in account the zeros.

I have tried the next formula but it seems that does not work for my situation: =10*LOG(AVERAGEif(C3:C66,"<>0",[10^(C3:C66/10)]))

It would be very apprecited if you could give me a hint to solve this problem.

Thank you in advance,

Pablo.
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I want to take numbers in multiple columns and combine them into one average. I have three columns to average, I want two of the columns to count for 40% each and the remaining column to count for 20%. Is this possible? Thanks!
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