Number of Biweekly Pay Periods in a Year

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How many biweekly pay periods are there in a year?

26 to 27.

In a year there are 26 to 27 biweekly pay periods. Under a bi-weekly pay program, employers pay their workers in 14-day increments until the completion of the 365 day annual pay cycle. This results in typically 26 bi-weekly pay days in a year. To account for years where there are 366 days instead of 365, every 11 years a 27 bi-weekly pay period occurs. In 2009 there were 27 bi-weekly pay days.

 

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