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OTPAY_CPS8
Weekly overtime earnings (CPS)

Codes

OTPAY_CPS8 is a 7-digit numeric variable.
Blank=99999.98
NIU=99999.99

Codes

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2003+: Usual weekly overtime earning greater than or equal to $2884.61 are assigned a value of $2884.61.

Description

OTPAY_CPS8 reports the respondent's usual weekly overtime earnings in dollars.

Overtime pay is included in the gross weekly earnings variable, EARNWEEK_CPS8.

OTPAY_CPS8 was drawn from the final CPS interview, conducted 2-5 months before the ATUS interview. Weekly overtime earnings information was also collected at the time of the ATUS interview. See OTPAY.

For total weekly earnings, see EARNWEEK_CPS8.

Comparability

This variable is comparable across years.

Universe

  • Employed CPS household members who report hourly earnings and who report usually received overtime pay, tips or commissions.

Availability

  • 2003-2018