More than 2.2 million Californians, or 20 percent of the state's full-time employees, work at least 50 hours a week, according to a Bee review of the latest U.S. Census data.
Working long hours has financial benefits. Those who work more, earn more, both annually and hourly.
California CEOs who work at least 50 hours a week earned median pay of $52 an hour in 2013, compared to a median of $48 by CEOs working less than that. The same trend holds for occupations ranging from lawyers to truck drivers.
But long working hours also have negative consequences. They leave less time for family and friends. A recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that working long hours increased coronary heart disease risk by about 40 percent.
Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are much more likely to work long hours than Millennials. Californians with college degrees are more likely to work long hours than those without them.
Men are much more likely to work long hours than women, but that is changing. In 1990, women comprised about 23 percent of Californians working long hours; today, that number has risen to 30 percent.
Workers in the Bay Area are more likely to work long hours than workers in the Central Valley.
This graphic details the California occupations that have the highest proportion of employees working at least 50 hours a week, year-round. Census figures are self reported.
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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community survey via Minnesota Population Center | Bee Research
Note: Updated on 4/2/15 to change text above graphic about CEO pay to reflect median pay instead of average pay.