Leave benefits: Access

Table 33. Leave benefits: Access, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Paid
holidays

Paid sick
leave

Paid
vacations

Paid
personal
leave

Paid
funeral
leave

Paid jury
duty
leave

Paid
military
leave

Family leave2

Paid

Unpaid

All workers

76

67

74

42

67

70

44

12

86

Worker characteristics

                 

Management, professional, and related

79

87

74

59

83

86

59

18

91

    Management, business, and financial

95

91

94

59

87

88

60

21

92

    Professional and related

73

85

67

59

82

85

59

17

90

        Teachers

34

84

17

64

82

89

67

16

91

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

30

94

12

75

88

96

71

17

96

        Registered nurses

83

81

82

63

82

82

53

22

90

Service

57

50

61

28

47

53

31

9

81

    Protective service

76

69

77

42

70

78

62

13

90

Sales and office

82

68

80

42

68

71

43

12

87

    Sales and related

72

56

69

33

59

63

37

7

86

    Office and administrative support

87

76

86

48

73

75

47

14

88

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

80

56

81

28

56

58

35

8

80

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

71

44

72

22

44

47

30

8

76

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

91

67

91

35

67

70

40

9

84

Production, transportation, and material moving

83

55

82

33

65

68

39

6

85

    Production

91

55

90

31

69

70

41

7

87

    Transportation and material moving

76

56

74

35

63

66

38

5

83

Full time

87

79

87

48

77

79

51

14

90

Part time

39

28

35

20

35

40

23

6

75

Union

79

84

74

59

89

92

64

15

94

Nonunion

75

64

74

38

63

66

40

11

85

Average wage within the following categories:3

                 

    Lowest 25 percent

53

36

53

21

39

44

23

5

78

        Lowest 10 percent

36

23

40

13

27

33

15

4

74

    Second 25 percent

84

69

83

43

70

73

44

11

87

    Third 25 percent

89

79

89

47

77

79

51

14

89

    Highest 25 percent

81

88

78

60

86

87

61

19

92

        Highest 10 percent

78

90

75

61

88

89

65

20

93

Establishment characteristics

                 

Goods-producing industries

88

56

88

31

67

68

42

9

87

Service-providing industries

73

69

72

43

66

70

44

12

86

    Education and health services

71

83

66

58

80

82

54

17

90

        Educational services

53

87

40

61

83

89

68

16

92

            Elementary and secondary schools

42

90

27

70

84

93

69

17

94

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

78

86

68

47

88

90

75

14

94

        Health care and social assistance

85

79

84

55

77

77

44

19

89

            Hospitals

91

89

90

70

90

90

61

26

95

    Public administration

88

89

88

53

86

90

82

16

93

1 to 99 workers

69

55

70

28

51

55

28

8

78

    1 to 49 workers

67

53

68

25

47

51

25

8

74

    50 to 99 workers

75

60

75

35

62

66

35

10

88

100 workers or more

82

78

79

54

80

83

58

15

94

    100 to 499 workers

81

69

79

47

73

75

46

12

91

    500 workers or more

82

86

78

61

87

90

70

18

96

Geographic areas

                 

New England

72

72

71

49

70

79

48

12

88

Middle Atlantic

77

71

74

52

73

78

47

10

84

East North Central

77

62

74

44

69

69

41

14

84

West North Central

73

66

72

34

67

66

43

10

87

South Atlantic

77

65

77

40

65

70

46

13

86

East South Central

77

65

76

38

69

73

49

8

91

West South Central

76

68

75

39

64

68

45

12

86

Mountain

73

66

74

38

62

64

38

9

86

Pacific

74

69

74

37

62

62

40

13

88

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical
Note for further explanation.

2The sum of paid and unpaid family leave may exceed 100 percent because some workers have access to both types of plans.

3The 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, 2010." See Technical Note for
more details.


NOTE: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20102011.htm.