The **COUNTIF function** is to count the number of cells that meet one criterion such as the cells with a text string, and the cells with a certain value, etc. The following formula is to help you get the count of cells that are greater than a particular value.

**Example:** You are working with a dataset with the first name in column A, the last name in column B, and the salary in column C.

**Formula 1:** To count how many persons' salaries are over $70,256

= COUNTIF(C2:C8, ">70256")

The salaries are in column C. The result returns 4 and there are four people with a salary of over $70,256.

**Formula 2:** To count how many persons' salaries are over $60,000

= COUNTIF(C2:C8, ">60000")

The salaries are in column C. The result returns 6 and there are six people with a salary of over $60,000.

**Notes: The COUNTIF function**

**Formula:**

= COUNTIF(Range, ">Number")

**Explanations:**

– The range is required, the range of cells you want to count;

– ">Number" is required, which is the base number.

**Practice:** Count Cells Greater than