Enter the regular hours and overtime hours worked, as well as the regular rate and overtime rate into the calculator to determine the weighted overtime pay.

Weighted Overtime Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the weighted overtime.

WO = (H * R) + (OH * (R * OR))


  • WO is the weighted overtime pay ($) H is the regular hours worked R is the regular hourly rate ($) OH is the overtime hours worked OR is the overtime rate (usually 1.5 times the regular rate)

To calculate the weighted overtime pay, multiply the regular hours worked by the regular hourly rate. Then, multiply the overtime hours worked by the product of the regular hourly rate and the overtime rate. Add the two results together to get the total weighted overtime pay.

What is a Weighted Overtime?

Weighted overtime is a method of calculating overtime pay where different rates are applied depending on the circumstances under which the overtime was worked. This could depend on factors such as the day of the week, whether it was a holiday, or the number of hours worked beyond the standard work week. The aim is to fairly compensate employees for working additional hours under varying conditions.

How to Calculate Weighted Overtime?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Weighted Overtime (WO).

  1. First, determine the regular hours worked (H).
  2. Next, determine the regular hourly rate (R) in dollars.
  3. Next, determine the overtime hours worked (OH).
  4. Next, determine the overtime rate (OR), usually 1.5 times the regular rate.
  5. Finally, calculate the Weighted Overtime (WO) using the formula: WO = (H * R) + (OH * (R * OR)).
  6. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

regular hours worked (H) = 40

regular hourly rate (R) = $15

overtime hours worked (OH) = 10

overtime rate (OR) = 1.5