Overtime rate

Overtime rates for nurses and midwives in the public sector

  • Monday to Friday 

    Flat Rate x 1½ - For additional hours worked between start of normal day duty and midnight 

    Flat Rate x 2  - For additional hours worked between midnight and start of normal day duty 

     

    Saturday 

    Flat Rate x 1½ - For additional hours worked overtime will be paid at 1½ for the first four hours 

    Flat Rate x 2 - For additional hours worked in excess of the first four hours 

     

    Sunday 

    Flat Rate x 2 - For all additional hours worked 

     

  • In accordance with the Agreement on Flexible Working in the Health Service, nurses/midwives who work reduced hours are entitled to earn overtime payments for additional hours worked in certain circumstances.  The following are some examples: 
     
    I. A nurse/midwife working in a department/unit with a three or four shift cycle would be eligible for overtime payment were they  to work a full normal shift and were  then requested to work additional hours outside the span of the shift. 
     
    II. A nurse/midwife working mornings only (8am-1pm) in a department/unit where the normal shift is 8am-4pm would be paid at flat time if requested by their employer to work from 1pm-4pm.  If asked to work from 1pm-6pm (having started at 8am) the hours from 4pm-6pm would attract payment at overtime rates.  (This would apply whether the nurse/midwife had worked the hours 1pm-4pm.)  In circumstances where a 12-hour shift applies payment would be at flat-time for any additional hours worked with the span of the shift. 
     
    III. A nurse/midwife working a ‘week on – week off’ arrangement would be eligible for overtime payment if requested by their employer to work on their rostered days off, i.e. to work more than the full-time hours for the grade.  They would be eligible for payment at flat-time if requested by their employer to work their usual hours or a normal shift during their week off.  (Agreement on Flexible Working in the Health Service). 

  • Flat Rate x 1½  - For additional hours worked overtime will be paid at 1½ for the first four hours.

    Flat Rate x 2 - For additional hours worked in excess of the first four hours. 

  • To calculate your Sunday overtime rate, multiply your flat rate by two for all additional hours worked. 

  • Divide annual salary by 52.18 = weekly rate 

    Divide weekly rate by 37.5 = hourly rate 

    Multiply hourly rate by 2 = Time x 2 

     

    For example, if the annual salary is equal to€51,783 

    Divide €51,783 by 52.18 = €992.39 

    Divide €992.39 by 37.5 = €26.46 

    Multiply €26.46 by 2 = €52.92 

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