## How to calculate hours worked and minus lunch time in Excel?

As a company employee, we need punch in and punch out every work day, counting the total worked time and minus the lunch time of a day can help to calculate salary according to the time. For example, I have the following daily attendance record which contains log in, log out and lunch start, lunch end times in a worksheet, now, I want to calculate the total hours worked but minus lunch time each day. To finish this job, I can introduce some formulas for you.

**Calculate hours worked and minus lunch time with formulas**

#### ** Calculate hours worked and minus lunch time with formulas**

The following formulas can help you to calculate worked time a day based on the time records.

**1**. Enter this formula: **=SUM((C2-B2)+(E2-D2))*24** into a blank cell beside your time record cells, **F2**, for instance, see screenshot:

**Note**: In the above formula: * C2* is the lunch start time,

*is the log in time,*

**B2***indicates the log out time and*

**E2***is the lunch end time. You can change the references based on your need.*

**D2****2**. Then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and all the total hours worked excluding the lunch time are calculated at once. See screenshot:

**Tips**: If there are log in, log out time record and fixed lunch time, (such as one hour and thirty minutes), you can apply this simple formula: **=D2-B2-C2** to calculate the worked hours a day. See screenshot:

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