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A Complete Payroll Calendar for 2022

2022 is upon us, and with that comes another year of paychecks. This complete 2022 payroll calendar helps businesses and employees understand when payroll will happen throughout the year. Employees will get to understand how many paychecks a year they’ll get, and businesses can clearly see how many pay periods in a year they’ll need to plan for.

 

This 2022 guide takes into account the different kinds of pay periods (weekly, biweekly, semi-monthly or monthly), as well as federal holidays that shift a payroll date. Keep reading for all the different types of payroll calendars so you can set yourself up for a successful 2022.

 

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How many pay periods are in a year?

First, let’s look at how many pay periods are in a year. Of course, the answer to that question depends on the type of payroll employees are on. The total number of pay periods can range from 12 to 52.

 

Here is a breakdown for pay periods based on payroll frequency for 2022:

 

  • Weekly: 52
  • Biweekly: 26
  • Semi-Monthly: 24
  • Monthly: 12

In some years, a biweekly payroll frequency will result in 27 paychecks. However, in 2022, the number of biweekly paychecks will be 26.

 

2022 payroll calendar

Here is each payroll calendar for 2022 broken down by payroll frequency.

 

2022 weekly payroll calendar

For those on a weekly payroll calendar, there will be 52 pay periods in 2022.

 

Week

 

Pay Date

 

Week 1

 

January 7

 

Week 2

 

January 14

 

Week 3

 

January 21

 

Week 4

 

January 28

 

Week 5

 

February 4

 

Week 6

 

February 11

 

Week 7

 

February 18

 

Week 8

 

February 25

 

Week 9

 

March 4

 

Week 10

 

March 11

 

Week 11

 

March 18

 

Week 12

 

March 25

 

Week 13

 

April 1

 

Week 14

 

April 8

 

Week 15

 

April 15

 

Week 16

 

April 22

 

Week 17

 

April 29

 

Week 18

 

May 6

 

Week 19

 

May 13

 

Week 20

 

May 20

 

Week 21

 

May 27

 

Week 22

 

June 3

 

Week 23

 

June 10

 

Week 24

 

June 17

 

Week 25

 

June 24

 

Week 26

 

July 1

 

Week 27

 

July 8

 

Week 28

 

July 15

 

Week 29

 

July 22

 

Week 30

 

July 29

 

Week 31

 

August 5

 

Week 32

 

August 12

 

Week 33

 

August 19

 

Week 34

 

August 26

 

Week 35

 

September 2

 

Week 36

 

September 9

 

Week 37

 

September 16

 

Week 38

 

September 23

 

Week 39

 

September 30

 

Week 40

 

October 7

 

Week 41

 

October 14

 

Week 42

 

October 21

 

Week 43

 

October 28

 

Week 44

 

November 4

 

Week 45

 

November 10** (one day early due to Veteran’s Day)

 

Week 46

 

November 18

 

Week 47

 

November 23** (two days early due to Thanksgiving weekend)

 

Week 48

 

December 2

 

Week 49

 

December 9

 

Week 50

 

December 16

 

Week 51

 

December 23

 

Week 52

 

December 30

 

2022 biweekly payroll calendar

Those on a biweekly payroll calendar can expect 26 pay periods in 2022.

 

Your biweekly payroll calendar may differ slightly depending on whether the first paycheck is on Friday, January 7 or January 14. We have both options listed out for you below.

 

First biweekly paycheck: Friday, January 7

Week

 

Pay Date

 

Paycheck 1

 

January 7

 

Paycheck 2

 

January 21

 

Paycheck 3

 

February 4

 

Paycheck 4

 

February 18

 

Paycheck 5

 

March 4

 

Paycheck 6

 

March 18

 

Paycheck 7

 

April 1

 

Paycheck 8

 

April 15

 

Paycheck 9

 

April 29

 

Paycheck 10

 

May 13

 

Paycheck 11

 

May 27

 

Paycheck 12

 

June 10

 

Paycheck 13

 

June 24

 

Paycheck 14

 

July 8

 

Paycheck 15

 

July 22

 

Paycheck 16

 

August 5

 

Paycheck 17

 

August 19

 

Paycheck 18

 

September 2

 

Paycheck 19

 

September 16

 

Paycheck 20

 

September 30

 

Paycheck 21

 

October 14

 

Paycheck 22

 

October 28

 

Paycheck 23

 

November 10** (one day early due to Veteran’s Day)

 

Paycheck 24

 

November 23** (two days early due to Thanksgiving weekend)

 

Paycheck 25

 

December 9

 

Paycheck 26

 

December 23

 

First biweekly paycheck: Friday, January 14

Week

 

Pay Date

 

Paycheck 1

 

January 14

 

Paycheck 2

 

January 28

 

Paycheck 3

 

February 11

 

Paycheck 4

 

February 25

 

Paycheck 5

 

March 11

 

Paycheck 6

 

March 25

 

Paycheck 7

 

April 8

 

Paycheck 8

 

April 22

 

Paycheck 9

 

May 6

 

Paycheck 10

 

May 20

 

Paycheck 11

 

June 3

 

Paycheck 12

 

June 17

 

Paycheck 13

 

July 1

 

Paycheck 14

 

July 15

 

Paycheck 15

 

July 29

 

Paycheck 16

 

August 12

 

Paycheck 17

 

August 26

 

Paycheck 18

 

September 9

 

Paycheck 19

 

September 23

 

Paycheck 20

 

October 7

 

Paycheck 21

 

October 21

 

Paycheck 22

 

November 4

 

Paycheck 23

 

November 18

 

Paycheck 24

 

December 2

 

Paycheck 25

 

December 16

 

Paycheck 26

 

December 30

 

When you hear “biweekly,” you automatically assume that there will be two paychecks per month. However, for the biweekly payroll periods in 2022, there are two months that have three paychecks. For those starting with the first paycheck on January 7, the three-paycheck months are April and September. The three-paycheck months for those starting with the first paycheck on January 14 are July and December.

 

2022 semi-monthly payroll calendar

A semi-monthly payroll calendar pays employees twice a month, typically on the 15th and the last day of the month. It’s one of the most popular types of payroll schedules.

 

For those on a weekly payroll calendar, there will be 24 pay periods in 2022.

 

Week

 

Pay Date

 

Paycheck 1

 

January 14

 

Paycheck 2

 

January 28

 

Paycheck 3

 

February 15

 

Paycheck 4

 

February 28

 

Paycheck 5

 

March 15

 

Paycheck 6

 

March 31

 

Paycheck 7

 

April 15

 

Paycheck 8

 

April 29

 

Paycheck 9

 

May 13

 

Paycheck 10

 

May 31

 

Paycheck 11

 

June 15

 

Paycheck 12

 

June 30

 

Paycheck 13

 

July 15

 

Paycheck 14

 

July 31

 

Paycheck 15

 

August 15

 

Paycheck 16

 

August 31

 

Paycheck 17

 

September 15

 

Paycheck 18

 

September 30

 

Paycheck 19

 

October 14

 

Paycheck 20

 

October 31

 

Paycheck 21

 

November 15

 

Paycheck 22

 

November 30

 

Paycheck 23

 

December 15

 

Paycheck 24

 

December 30

 

2022 monthly payroll calendar

Monthly payrolls can be distributed on the last day of the month or the first day of the following month. In this example, the last day of the month is used.

 

For those on a monthly payroll calendar, there are 12 pay periods in 2022.

 

Week

 

Pay Date

 

Paycheck 1

 

January 31

 

Paycheck 2

 

February 28

 

Paycheck 3

 

March 31

 

Paycheck 4

 

April 29

 

Paycheck 5

 

May 31

 

Paycheck 6

 

June 30

 

Paycheck 7

 

July 29

 

Paycheck 8

 

August 31

 

Paycheck 9

 

September 30

 

Paycheck 10

 

October 31

 

Paycheck 11

 

November 30

 

Paycheck 12

 

December 30

 

These are the common payroll calendars most employees and employers use in 2022.

 

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