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Calculate Years & Months of Service in Excel & Google Sheets

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This tutorial will demonstrate how to calculate years of service in Excel and Google Sheets.

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Calculate Years & Months of Service

Calculate Years

To calculate the number of years between dates use the DATEDIF Function with criteria “y”:


Calculate Months

You can calculate the number of excess months using the criteria “ym” with the DATEDIF Function:


Output Service

Now we can output the years of service in a text string:

Rounding Service Months

Your service calculation might require rounding months. To round months, you can use the EOMONTH Function to return the last day of a month.

You can round to the previous month:

EOMONTH Previous Month

Or round to the end of the current month:

EOMONTH Currunt Month

By adding 1 to the last day of a month, you can calculate the first day of the next month:

EOMONTH First Day Next month

With month rounding, you can count partial months as full months, or not count partial months at all.

Calculate Years & Months of Service in Google Sheets

All of the above examples work exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel.

Calculate year and month Google-Sheet