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WSOTPAY
Usually paid overtime rate

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Description

WSOTPAY indicates whether a respondent is paid an overtime rate for any hours worked during a usual week. Examples of overtime rates include "time and a half" or "double time."

This variable is part of the Work Schedules Supplement.

Comparability

In 1976-1985, respondents were asked if they were paid for any of the hours worked last week. Starting in 2001, respondents were asked about a usual week of work.

Starting in 2001, response categories indicating "Refusal" and "Don't Know" were added.

From 1976-1978 there are small numbers of respondents who have valid WSOTPAY responses despite not meeting known universe criteria. In all of these cases, the respondent worked forty hours or less in the previous week.

In 1985, 6,214 individuals were in-universe for the Work Schedules Supplement but did not answer the supplement questions. These individuals have been coded as "No Response" if they met WSOTPAY universe criteria.

This variable has undergone many universe changes, which affect its comparability over time. See the Universe page for details.

Universe

  • 1976 - 1978: Persons age 14+ who are currently employed and worked over 40 hours last week. Excludes self-employed.
  • 1979 - 1980: Persons age 14+ who are currently employed, worked at only one job last week, and worked over 40 hours last week. Excludes self-employed.
  • 1981: Persons age 14+ who are currently employed, were at work last week, and were in rotation groups 4 or 8. Excludes self employed.
  • 1985: Persons age 14+ who are currently employed and were at work last week. Excludes self-employed (both incorporated and unincorporated).
  • 2001, 2004: Persons age 15+ who are currently employed, excluding self-employed persons

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1976 – 1981 - - - - X - - - - - - -
1985 - - - - X - - - - - - -
2001 - - - - X - - - - - - -
2004 - - - - X - - - - - - -

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