How to Convert Decimal Hours to Minutes and Hours

Have you ever looked at your timecard or paystub and noticed there were decimals listed after your total hours? Thousands of employees across the world wonder what this means and have no idea how to convert decimals to minutes or hours. Believe it or not, some payroll providers and accountants have a difficult time when it comes to this as well.

How to convert decimals to minutes and hours

Here at OnTheClock this is a question that we get a lot. It is important that employees have accurate time cards. It is just as important for businesses to accurately track their employees hours.

So, here is a way that you can convert decimals hours into minutes and hours. We are going to use the example of 8 hours and 35 minutes that someone has worked for the day.

Step 1: Divide the 35 minutes by 60, e.g, 35 divided by 60 equals 0.58

Step 2: Then add the 8 hours back in, 8 hours plus 0.58 equals 8.58 hours

Now, this is how you would convert decimal hours into hours and minutes manually, however OnTheClock has designed a free tool that helps do the math for you. You can also learn more by viewing our How to Convert Decimal Time to Hours and Minutes YouTube video.


Free decimal calculator

Because On The Clock values the importance of proper employee time tracking, they have designed a free decimal converting calculator that will help you when trying to figure out your employee timecards.

By clicking here you will be able to take advantage of this unique tool that has helped many employers, managers and employees maintain accurate time tracking. Accurate time tracking equals accurate pay, and we all know how important this is.

Online time clock system

Using an online time clock system is another great way to track employee hours and it also allows the employees to have 100% accurate time cards. Every minute is tracked and kept in a cloud-based system for easy access for employers, managers and employees. These timecards can be downloaded into a PDF or Excel sheet for personal record keeping. Users will also have the luxury of using a mobile time clock app to punch in and out. Web-based time clocks are great when it comes to decimal hours, because the system automatically does it for you without the user having to do anything. OnTheClock offers a free online time clock service for 30 days. Visit their website at to learn how to convert decimals to minutes and hours on a timecard.

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