47 hours: That’s the average American workweek
If you’re envious of workers who put in their eight hours a day and then go home, you’re not alone. Americans work an average of 47 hours per week, according to Gallup’s annual Work and Education Survey.
Less than half of employees work a “normal” 40-hour workweek, and 39% work 50 or more hours per week.
A full 50% of salaried employees said they work at least 50 hours a week, compared to 26% of hourly employees.
Part-time employees work an average of 25.9 hours per week.