Share of workers with various levels of overtime work, by pay status

Total Salaried Hourly Other
No overtime worked and OT is nonmandatory 24% 17% 29% 27%
No overtime worked but OT is mandatory 6% 4% 8% 5%
Overtime worked but OT is nonmandatory 48% 55% 43% 47%
Overtime worked and OT is mandatory 22% 24% 20% 21%
 Total 100% 100% 100% 100%

Note: Working overtime refers to having at least one day in the last month in which extra hours were worked beyond one's usual schedule. The “Other” category includes independent contractors, independent consultants, and freelance workers.

Source: General Social Survey Quality of Worklife Supplement (NIOSH) pooled years 2002, 2006, and 2010

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