# Actual Overtime Cost fields

How Calculated    When a task is first created, the Actual Overtime Cost field contains \$0. If any actual overtime work is reported by assigned resources for the task, Microsoft Office Project calculates the actual overtime cost. The Actual Overtime Cost field is calculated by multiplying the value in the assigned resource's Overtime Rate field by the number of overtime hours reported.

Actual Overtime Cost = Overtime Rate * Actual Overtime Work

Example    You're tracking costs on the "Conduct client meetings" task, which has planned overtime for Jamie and Chris. Jamie's overtime rate is \$30 per hour, and the overtime rate for Chris is \$25 per hour. So far, Jamie has reported 3 hours of overtime, and Chris has reported 4 hours of overtime. Project calculates that the actual overtime cost for this task so far is \$190.

How Calculated    When a resource is first added, the Actual Overtime Cost field contains \$0. If any actual overtime work is reported by the assigned resource for any task, Microsoft Office Project calculates the actual overtime cost. The Actual Overtime Cost field is calculated by multiplying the value in the assigned resource's Overtime Rate field by the number of overtime hours reported.

Actual Overtime Cost = Overtime Rate * Actual Overtime Work

Best Uses    Add the Actual Overtime Cost field to a resource view (resource view: A view that displays resource information. Resource views include the Resource Sheet, the Resource Graph, the Resource Usage, and the resource forms views.) to review the resulting overtime expense of a particular resource. You might find this useful during the course of the project to see if you're staying within your budget (budget: The estimated cost of a project that you establish in Project with your baseline plan.) for overtime. You can also use this information after the project is completed to help you plan costs and staffing for future projects.

Example    You're tracking costs for Jamie, who has an overtime rate of \$30 per hour. So far, Jamie has reported 10 hours of overtime. Project calculates that the actual overtime cost for Jamie so far is \$300.

How Calculated    When an assignment (assignment: A specific resource that is assigned to a particular task.) is first made, the Actual Overtime Cost field contains \$0. If any actual overtime work (work: For tasks, the total labor required to complete a task. For assignments, the amount of work to which a resource is assigned. For resources, the total amount of work to which a resource is assigned for all tasks. Work is different from task duration.) is reported by the resource assigned to the task, Microsoft Office Project calculates the actual overtime cost. The Actual Overtime Cost field is calculated by multiplying the value in the assigned resource's Overtime Rate field by the number of overtime hours reported.

Actual Overtime Cost = Overtime Rate * Actual Overtime Work