Sam receives a paycheck every other Friday. His yearly salary is #$84500.00#. How much is his gross paycheck each payday?

2 Answers
Mar 26, 2015


Getting paid every two weeks is getting
#(52 " wks")/"yr" xx (1 "paychk")/(2 "wks")=52/2 "paychk"/ "yr"#

So George gets #26# paychecks per year.

#($84,500)/26 =$3,250#

Note that getting paid two times per month is not exactly the same as once every two weeks. Getting 2 checks per month results in 24 checks per year. (That would be the second answer in the choices listed.)

Mar 26, 2015

The answer is $3250.00 per paycheck.

There are 52 weeks in a year, each with a Friday, so there are 52 Fridays in a year. Since he is paid every other Friday, he will receive a paycheck on each of 26 Fridays. Therefore, divide $84,500 by 26 to calculate his gross paycheck (before deductions) each payday.