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Learn How to Use the AVERAGEIF Function in Google Sheets

We can use the AVERAGEIF function to calculate the average of numbers in a range that meet the specified criteria in a Google Sheet. Logical operators like >, <, <>, = and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching are supported by the criteria of AVERAGEIF. The steps below will walk through the process.


Figure 1- How to Use the AVERAGEIF Function in Google Sheets

Syntax

=AVERAGEIF(range,criteria,[average_range])

 

  • Range: This could be one or more cells, a named range, arrays, or references.
  • Criteria: This could be a number, an expression, cell reference, or text.

 

  • Average_range [optional]: These are the cells to get the average. If we omit it, the range is used.

Formula

Greater than or equal to 1000: =AVERAGEIF(D4:D13,">=1000")

Greater than 4000: =AVERAGEIF(D4:D13,">4000")

Greater than 5000: =AVERAGEIF(D4:D13,">5000")

Setting up the Data

  • The Branches of a store will be entered into Column C
  • Column D will contain the Sales for each of the stores
  • The result will be returned in Column F with the specified criteria in Column E

Figure 2 – Setting up the Data

AVERAGEIF IF Sales is >=1000

  • We will click on Cell F4
  • We will insert the formula below into Cell F4
    =AVERAGEIF(D4:D13,">=1000")
  • We will press the enter key

Figure 3- AVERAGEIF if Sales is >=1000

In a similar fashion, we will enter the formula below into Cell F5 and Cell F6 to get the result

 

  • Cell F5: =AVERAGEIF(D4:D13,">4000")
  • Cell F6: =AVERAGEIF(D4:D13,">5000")

 

Figure 4- Result of applying the AVERAGEIF function

Note

  • Any cell in a range that contains arguments like TRUE or FALSE are ignored
  • Any empty cell within the range is ignored in range and average_range with the AVERAGEIF Function
  • The error value #DIV/0! will be returned if there aren’t cells in the range that meet the criteria

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