When you receive pay every two weeks, you may think that it's the equivalent of being paid twice per month. While sometimes you do get paid twice per month when you receive bi-weekly pay, sometimes you get paid more than twice in a month, depending on how many weeks are in the month. Because there are 52 weeks in a year, receiving pay every two weeks will result in a different calculation of monthly wages than if you receive your pay twice per month.

Step 1

Locate the gross pay amount -- the amount of money you make before any deductions -- from one of your most recent pay stubs. For instance, your gross monthly pay could be $2,500.00 per paycheck.

Step 2

Multiply the gross pay amount by 26, since there are 26 two-week periods in 52 weeks. For example, $2,500 x 26 = $65,000.

Step 3

Divide your answer in Step 2 by 12 to get your monthly wages. In the example, $65,000/12 = $5416.67. This is your monthly pay.