According to a Financial Edge report, there are certain positions which are more likely to require employees to work overtime. Depending on their job duties and the manner in which they are paid, these employees may be entitled to receive time-and-a-half pay when working more than 40 hours a week. Below are five positions identified by PayScale.com as generally demanding a large number of overtime hours. To find out if your job requires extra pay for your overtime, fill out the form on the right to contact our overtime attorneys.
Emergency Medical Technicians: Due to the demanding nature of emergency medicine, EMTs are more likely to have their workweek extend beyond the typical 40 hours. According to PayScale.com, EMTs can average approximately 48 hours per week, with an average overtime pay rate of $21.30.
Construction Workers: It is estimated that construction foreman, labors, cutters, welders, HVAC service technicians, brazers and solderers spend an extra five hours per week on the job. While the season can affect the amount of overtime required by construction employees, carpenters and electrician journeymen typically work less overtime hours in their median workweeks.
Information Technology (IT) Workers: Employees in the information technology (IT) field, including tech support specialists, help desk representatives, network technicians and repair technicians, average two to three overtime hours per week. IT workers, who earn an average of $13.70 to $19.70 per hour, could potentially earn $20.90 to $28.80 for each hour of overtime worked.
Warehouse Employees: The warehousing industry consistently requires a small amount of overtime from its workers. Warehouse employees typically work an average of three overtime hours per week, while forklift operators typically see an additional five hours per workweek.
Investment Bankers: The high-demand field of investment banking typically requires its employees to put in 40-plus hour workweeks. While these employees may not be entitled to overtime pay, they are often rewarded with bonuses and other incentives.
This list is not exhaustive, as many employees are required to work overtime in their positions. If you are regularly working more than 40 hours in a single workweek without time-and-a-half pay, our overtime lawyers can determine whether your employer is violating overtime law. To find out if you can file a claim to collect up to twice the amount of overtime originally owed to you, complete our free, no risk case review form on the right.
View the full Financial Edge report.