Share of workers with various types of overtime work, by pay status and pay level

No overtime  Overtime worked
(nonmandatory)
Overtime worked
(mandatory)
Total
Salaried workers
All (n=888) 21% 56% 24% 100%
Less than $22,500 38% 38% 25% 100%
$22, 500 – $39,999 29% 48% 22% 100%
$40,000 – $49,999 16% 50% 35% 100%
$50,000 – $59,999 17% 61% 22% 100%
$60,000 and over 14% 65% 21% 100%
Hourly workers
All (n=1,195) 37% 43% 20% 100%
Less than $22,500 42% 40% 18% 100%
$22, 500 – $39,999 38% 42% 20% 100%
$40,000 – $49,999 28% 50% 22% 100%
$50,000 – $59,999 26% 43% 31% 100%
$60,000 and over 25% 54% 21% 100%

Notes: Pay levels, which reflect respondents reported income from work in the previous year from working, are in 2006 dollars. Working overtime refers to having at least one day in the last month in which extra hours were worked beyond one's usual schedule. In this table, “Other” workers, who include independent contractors, consultants, and freelance workers, are included in the hourly workers' figures given their similarity in flexibility to hourly workers. Shares shown may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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

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