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19 Dollars An Hour – How Much A Year? (Example Budget Included)

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How Much Is 19 Dollars An Hour Per Year?

To calculate how much you will get paid per year, let’s assume you work 52 weeks of the year (with 2 weeks paid time off). If you are working a full-time job, you will be working 40 hours per week on average.

40 hours multiplied by 52 weeks is 2,080 working hours in a year.

$19 per hour multiplied by 2,080 working hours per year is an annual income of $39,520 per year.

Simple Tools To Live On $19 An Hour

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What If You Don’t Get Paid Time Off?

If you don’t get paid vacation, let’s assuming you are working 50 weeks of the year (with 2 weeks unpaid time off). And we’ll assume you work an average of 40 hours per week.

40 hours multiplied by 50 weeks is 2,000 working hours in a year.

Now simply multiply your hourly rate by the number of working hours in the year.

$19 per hour multiplied by 2,000 working hours per year is an annual income of $38,000 per year.

How Many Working Days Are In A Year (2020)?

For a more accurate calculation, you can calculate EXACTLY how many working days are in the year.

For the year 2020, it’s a leap year, so there are 366 days in the year. Here’s how the days break down:

  • 262 Weekdays
  • 104 Weekend Days (woohoo!)

Assuming your are working each weekday, 8 hours per day, here is how many hours you will work:

262 work days multiplied by 8 hours per day is 2,096 working hours in 2020

$19 an hour multiplied by 2,096 working hours is $39,824 income per year

*This does not include any overtime hours worked

How Much Is $19 An Hour Per Month?

If you want to see how much $19 an hour is a month, we need to know how many working hours there are in a month.

If we divide the total working hours in a year by 12 (months), we can see how many working hours are in a month.

2,096 hours a year divided by 12 is about 175 working hours per month on average.

So to calculate your monthly income, see below:

$19 an hour multiplied by 175 hours per month is $3,325 per month income on average.

How Much Is $19 An Hour Per Week?

If you want to break it out by week, let’s assume your working a normal 40-hour week.

So to calculate your weekly income, see below:

$19 an hour multiplied by 40 hours per week is $760 per week income.

How Much Is $19 An Hour Per Day?

Let’s see how much you can make per day on $19 an hour. Assuming you are working a typical 8-hour workday, here’s the answer:

$19 an hour multiplied by 8 hours per day is $152 per day income.

Comparison Table Of $19 An Hour

$19 An HourTotal Income
Yearly (52 weeks)$39,520
Yearly (50 weeks)$38,000
Yearly (262 Work Days)$39,824
Monthly (175 Hours)$3,325
Weekly (40 Hours)$760
Daily (8 Hours)$152
Monthly Take Home (175 Hours)$2,678

Example Budget For $19 Per Hour

Now that you know how much you can make per year, per month and weekly, let’s see how a typical budget can look making $19 per hour.

Remember, for your budget, you need to calculate the estimated take-home pay.

Taking the $19 an hour monthly income of $3,325, minus taxes, the estimated take home pay is $2,678 (varies by state and paycheck deductions)

Sample Monthly Budget For $19 An Hour:

Category Budget Percentage
Income$2,678 
Giving$26810%
Saving$26810%
Food$26810%
Utilities$26810%
Housing Costs$67025%
Transportation$26810%
Health$1345%
Insurance$26810%
Recreation$1345%
Personal Spending$1345%
Total Expenses$2,678

This is a comfortable budget, and would be great for a single person, possibly renting an apartment with roommates.

I would not suggest buying a house on $19 an hour, but you can still save a few hundred per month (almost $300!). I recommend that money go to your 401k, investing toward retirement with your company match.

Don’t like the budget? Grab your own budget template below and plug in your numbers for your $19 an hour budget.

Jacob Wade

Jacob Wade

Jacob Wade has been a nationally-recognized personal finance expert for the past decade. He has written professionally for The Balance, The Spruce, LendingTree, Investing Answers, and other widely-followed sites. 
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5 thoughts on “19 Dollars An Hour – How Much A Year? (Example Budget Included)”

  1. I would like to know what world you’re living in? When a one bedroom apartment is about 1300 a month. That’s not including lighting/ heating car payment . insurance/ health insurance. If you think 19 dollars an hour for single person living in new york state is livable wage. 19 dollars hour is poverty level for a single person. I know because I live it! Thank you.

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  2. I bought a house on 16.88 an hour and stillhave money to save and spend. Now I make 19 an hour so now I have more to save.

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  3. Agree with the comments… you forgot a very important component…. That is taxes Are taken out.… That brings your $19 an hour down to less than that. I bring home $1300 every 2 weeks on my $19 an hour job…650.00 a week. $650 housing costs is not realistic… I pay 1000… Which is still good in this market… Not sure how you are a financial expert not realizing that you have to take taxes out Before you can figure out your budget.

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    • Did you read this part of the post?

      “Taking the $19 an hour monthly income of $3,325, minus taxes, the estimated take home pay is $2,678 (varies by state and paycheck deductions)”

      The first table shows how much GROSS income you make with $19 an hour.

      The sample budget at the bottom operates off of take-home pay. Also, state taxes vary, so there will always be slight differences.

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