A new survey from Spiceworks found 54% of IT professionals say they work more than 40 hours a week, while 18% of respondents said they work more than 60 hours per week, and 17% said they top 50 hours per week.
The average workweek among all respondents was 52 hours, Spiceworks found.
The average overworked IT department also has 10 or fewer staff members and fewer helpdesk technicians.
IT professionals who work in government and education are less likely to work extra hours than those in other industries, the survey found. Staff involved in construction/engineering and manufacturing had the most overtime, with 72% and 60% respectively of IT staff in those industries saying they work more than 40 hours per week.
Spiceworks also found a correlation between the size of an IT department and the number of hours worked. Organizations shorter workweeks tend to have larger IT departments, while smaller IT departments tend to require more than 40 hours per week.
The survey also found IT pros in departments with more helpdesk technicians tend to work fewer hours. Organizations with 40-hours-or-less workweeks have an average of nine helpdesk technicians; while organizations with more than 40-hour workweeks have an average of three helpdesk technicians.