Enter your normal pay rate, overtime pay multiplier, and total overtime hours worked to calculate the total overtime pay earned.

## Overtime Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the total overtime pay:

OP = OH * NP * OR

- Where OP is the overtime pay
- OH is the total number of overtime hours worked
- NP is the normal pay rate
- OR is the overtime rate or overtime multiplier

## Overtime Pay Definition

Overtime pay is defined as the total monetary compensation earned through overtime work.

## How to calculate overtime pay?

How to calculate overtime pay

**Determine your normal pay rate**Find your normal pay rate.

**Determine the total number of overtime hours worked**This is typically any number of hours worked over the normal 40 hour work week for hourly employees.

**Determine your overtime rate.**The overtime rate is also known as the overtime multiplier. It’s some multiple of your normal pay. For example time and a half is a multiplier of 1.5.

## FAQ

**What is overtime pay?**

Overtime pay is extra money earned from hours worked over what a worker is typically expected or contracted to work.

**What is an overtime multiplier?**

An overtime multiplier is a factor increase in pay over a normal rate. Double pay is a 2 times multiplier.

**How many overtime hours can i work?**

The number of overtime hours that a worker can work for one company is not set exactly. It can theoretically be as many hours as possible that is healthy for the employee.