Paid sick leave: type of provision Standard Errors

Table 34. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Type of provision, private
industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2010

Characteristics

Sick leave provision

Fixed number
of days per
year1

As needed2

Other basis3

All workers

1.0

0.4

0.9

Worker characteristics

 

 

 

Management, professional, and related

1.2

0.8

1.2

    Management, business, and financial

1.6

0.8

1.7

    Professional and related

1.6

1.0

1.6

Service

3.1

0.6

3.1

    Protective service

8.2

0.8

8.4

Sales and office

1.1

0.5

1.0

    Sales and related

1.4

0.7

1.4

    Office and administrative support

1.4

0.6

1.2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.0

1.2

1.7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.5

1.6

2.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.3

0.6

1.3

    Production

1.9

0.8

1.7

    Transportation and material moving

1.8

0.8

1.7

Full time

1.1

0.4

1.0

Part time

2.0

0.9

2.0

Union

2.1

1.6

1.6

Nonunion

1.0

0.4

1.0

Average wage within the following categories:4

 

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

2.9

0.7

3.0

        Lowest 10 percent

7.6

2.3

8.1

    Second 25 percent

1.3

0.5

1.3

    Third 25 percent

1.1

0.6

1.0

    Highest 25 percent

1.2

0.7

1.0

        Highest 10 percent

1.5

1.1

1.3

Establishment characteristics

 

 

 

Goods-producing industries

1.7

0.7

1.7

    Manufacturing

2.0

0.8

2.0

Service-providing industries

1.1

0.5

1.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

1.0

0.7

0.9

        Wholesale trade

2.6

1.6

1.9

        Retail trade

1.3

0.8

1.2

        Transportation and warehousing

2.7

0.9

2.6

        Utilities

5.3

    Information

2.6

2.1

2.4

    Financial activities

1.8

0.8

1.7

        Finance and insurance

1.8

0.7

1.7

            Credit intermediation and related activities

1.9

0.5

1.9

            Insurance carriers and related activities

3.3

1.4

3.2

        Real estate and rental and leasing

5.0

1.9

4.8

    Professional and business services

2.5

1.2

2.5

        Professional and technical services

3.0

2.0

3.0

        Administrative and waste services

4.5

1.5

4.4

    Education and health services

1.7

0.8

1.8

        Educational services

1.8

1.0

1.6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.7

1.1

1.5

        Health care and social assistance

1.9

1.0

2.0

    Leisure and hospitality

8.8

1.3

9.4

        Accommodation and food services

10.1

1.5

10.8

    Other services

4.1

2.2

3.6

1 to 99 workers

1.4

0.8

1.2

    1 to 49 workers

1.5

1.0

1.4

    50 to 99 workers

2.5

0.6

2.4

100 workers or more

1.4

0.4

1.3

    100 to 499 workers

1.4

0.5

1.3

    500 workers or more

2.3

0.5

2.4

Geographic areas

 

 

 

New England

3.8

1.3

4.6

Middle Atlantic

2.1

1.0

1.4

East North Central

1.9

1.6

1.6

West North Central

3.4

1.3

3.3

South Atlantic

2.3

0.7

2.1

East South Central

9.3

2.4

10.0

West South Central

1.8

1.0

1.6

Mountain

2.4

1.7

2.7

Pacific

1.7

0.6

1.4

Footnotes:

1Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.

2Plan does not specify maximum number of days.

3Includes sick leave plans, such as those available as part of consolidated leave plans, which may also
provide vacations, personal leave, etc.

4The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include
workers with earnings both above and below the threshold. The average wages are based on the estimates
published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2009." See
Technical Note for more details.


NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. For definitions of
major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20092010.htm.