Employee Absence Rate Calculator

LAST UPDATE: July 8th, 2019


What is employee absence rate (EAR)?

Employee Absence Rate is the rate of worker absences to total full-time employment.

A high absence rate means that employees are frequently missing work. A low absence rate means that employees are often at work.

Formula – How to calculate EAR

Employee Absence Rate = (Number of Absence Days / (Total Employees x Work Days)) x 100%


A company has a total of 150 absence days among 300 employees over 22 work days.

Employee Absence Rate = (150 / (300 x 22)) x 100% = (150 / 6600) x 100% = 0.02272 x 100% = 2.27%

Therefore, this company has an EAR of 2.27%.

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