Feb 08, 2019 For people paid every two weeks, there are 26 pay periods in a year. Two weeks makes 10 business days, for a total of 260 working days, not accounting for vacation time that you take. In the US people commonly say there are 260 weekdayswork days in a year or 2080 work hours in a year based on 52 weeks per year. The number can vary by year.