How to Assign different Overtime Rate in MS PROJECT 2013



in one of my Posts I have explained how to calculate and work with Overtime hours in MS Project 2013, so I am not going to do it again. This time I will explain how to apply different Overtime Rate (as well as Regular). Suppose that you have John who has to work on Task, and his regular rate is $100 per hour, and overtime rate is $200 per hour. But on this specific Task you what pay him $400 for overtime work, and $100 for regular work (per hour of course).

Let’s go. First I will create John as Resource and I will put those numbers in MS PROJECT 2013.


When I double click on John I will put $100 for regular work and 400 per Overtime work for John in Table B!


Now I will create Task, an assign John to that Task!


Now I will make 20 hours as overtime.


When you double click on the lower part of the screen go to Format Tab and then choose this:


I will put 20 hours as overtime:


Let’s take a look at the Cost Table:


20 hours regular work * $100 = $2000, and 20 hours overtime work * $200 = $4000. $2000+$4000=$6000!

But we want another overtime rate! Use Task Usage View:


Back to the Cost Table:


20 hours regular work * $100 = $2000, and 20 hours overtime work * $400 = $8000. $2000+$8000=$10000!

It is a little bit tricky, but now you know how!



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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