# How much is 700 a week annually? If you’re looking for a job and you see one that advertises a salary of 700 per week, how much is that annually? Many people would think it’s 42,000 annually. However, the correct answer is about 20% less, or 36,800 annually.
This article will explain what an annual salary means and how to calculate the annual equivalent of any given weekly payment.

## What does an annual salary mean?

The annual salary is the total amount you earn over the course of a year. It’s not based on what you earn per week or per month but on the total amount you earn from January 1 to December 31.

If you earn \$41,600 per year, that means you earn that amount for every 12-month period (from January 1 to December 31). So, if you earn \$41,600 per year, then you earn \$3,080 per month and \$41,600 divided by 12 months is \$3,080.

That means the \$41,600 annual salary is the same as the \$3,080 monthly salary and the \$41,600 annual salary is the same as the \$700 weekly salary. They’re all the same amount but they’re based on different time periods.

Converting a weekly wage to an annual wage
The easiest way to convert a weekly wage to an annual salary is to use a calculator like the one found at Salary.com or the one found at Money Crashers.

If you want to calculate it manually, you can do the following:

• First, you need to decide what type of salary you want the annual equivalent to be. Do you want it to be a monthly salary, a bi-weekly salary, or a weekly salary?
•  Next, you need to know how many pay periods are in the year. A pay period is the time between one paycheck and the next. In the U.S., there are always two pay periods per month and 26 pay periods per year.

In the U.S. and Canada, salaries are usually paid monthly. So, if you earn a monthly salary, you convert it to an annual salary by multiplying it by 12. However, in the U.K. and Australia, salaries are usually paid bi-weekly (every two weeks). So, if you earn a bi-weekly salary, you need to multiply it by 24 to get the annual equivalent.

For example, let’s say you earn £30,000 per year in the U.K. After doing the math, you’ll find that your bi-weekly salary is £1,250 per paycheck. If you want to convert your monthly salary to an annual salary, you multiply it by 24. So, £30,000 multiplied by 24 is £72,000.

As noted above, if you earn a monthly salary, you just multiply it by 12 to get the annual equivalent.

For example, let’s say you earn \$53,000 per year in the U.S. and you want to know how much you earn per month. After doing the math, you’ll find that your monthly salary is \$4,166.33. If you want to convert your annual salary to an annual salary, you multiply it by 12. So, \$53,000 multiplied by 12 is \$66,000.

## How to calculate the annual equivalent of any pay period

If you have a weekly or bi-weekly wage, you can figure out its annual equivalent by multiplying it by 52 or by 24. If you have a monthly wage, you can figure out its annual equivalent by multiplying it by 12.

For example, let’s say you earn \$700 per week. You can calculate the annual equivalent of your weekly wage by multiplying it by 52: \$700 multiplied by 52 is \$35,200. But, if you earn \$700 per week and you want to know how much you earn per month, you multiply it by 12. \$700 multiplied by 12 is \$8,400.

When you’re looking for a new job, it’s important to know how much different jobs pay. But, it’s also important to understand what that pay means. What does a weekly wage of \$700 mean? And, more importantly, what’s the annual equivalent of that?

If you’re lucky, you’ll be offered a salary as a wage. But, more commonly, you’ll be offered a wage on a per-week or per-month basis. When this happens, you need to know how to convert that to an annual salary.