# Steps to estimate annual average number of employees for 2015:

 Step 1: Example: To calculate the annual average number of employees your establishment paid during 2015, you must calculate the total number of employees your Acme Construction paid its employees in 12 pay periods during 2015:``` establishment paid for all periods. Add the number of employees your establishment paid in every pay period during calendar year 2015. Count all Pay Period Number of Employees Paid employees that you paid at any time during the year and include full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, salaried, and hourly workers. Note that Per Pay Period pay periods could be monthly, weekly, bi-weekly, etc. 1 30 2 0 3 35 4 37 5 37 6 40 7 43 8 42 9 37 10 35 11 30 12 +26 392 (total number of employees paid over all pay periods) ``` Step 2: Example: Divide the total number of employees (from step 1) by the number of pay periods your establishment had in 2015. Be sure to count any pay periods when you had no (zero) employees. Acme Construction had 12 pay periods and paid a total of 392 employees during these pay periods. 392 divided by 12 = 32.67 Step 3: Example: Round the answer you computed in step 2 to the next highest whole number. Write that number in the box for Section 1, question 2 on the previous page. Acme would round 32.67 to 33.