Who’s Working the Most #Overtime, According to Instagram?

An analysis of 150,000 Instagram posts revealed that residents in California, Hawaii and Nevada work the most #overtime in the U.S.

Americans are known as some of the hardest-working people in the world. According to a Gallup poll, Americans work an average of 47 hours per week, and nearly 40 percent work more than 50 hours per week. Human-resources and payroll services provider Paychex analysed 150,000 Instagram posts using the hashtag #Overtime to gain insight on when and where people are working the most overtime.


According to the data, March is the peak time for American workers to clock #overtime, with March posts increasing 24 percent over February. Overtime posts on Instagram plunge in May and maintain a low plateau throughout the summer. And people generally work more overtime on Saturdays than any other day of the week.


California and Hawaii topped the list of states where people clocked the most overtime, while West Virginia, Vermont and Montana residents clocked the least. With the exception of Nevada, the states where people posted most about overtime were also among the most expensive places to live in the country.


While “work” was the most frequently used word combined with #overtime, the construction industry was most mentioned in overtime posts on Instagram, followed by art, welding and hair.  

Take a look at the full report for more charts and data.