80 hours: Twice what a regular “full time” job requires you to work. Yet, 80 work hours per week is considered “too lenient” by some standards.
- There are 168 hours in a week.
- 80 hours is 47.6% of 168. You’re working for damn near half of the week.
- One day off in seven says you need to get your 80 in six.
- This means you’ll average 13.3 hours per day for 6 days a week.
- A first-year resident makes $38,000 – $42,000. Let’s use $40,000.
- With days off, a resident will work in the ballpark of 4150 hours per year.
- With a salary of $40,000 per year, this is equivalent to $9.63 per hour – before taxes.
- The federal minimum wage is $5.15 per hour.
- A resident’s salary is 1.87 times the federal minimum wage.
- The average citizen in the US sleeps 6.9 hours per night.
- After sleep and a regular work day, you’ll have exactly 3.8 hours per day to spend with your family, eat, shower, drive to and from work, buy groceries, pay bills, wash clothes, go to the bathroom, have sex, watch the news, read, study, cook, and live.