A full-time equivalent is 2,080 work hours annually

The magical number for one full-time equivalent (1-FTE) professional is 2,080 work hours annually — 40 work hours per week for 52 weeks in a year.

Professionals can work extra hours during non-vacation weeks to make up for opportunities lost during vacation weeks. For example, 1-FTE can work 52 work hours per week for 40 weeks in a year to accrue a 12-week annual vacation, while 0.5-FTE will need to work …

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