Standard Errors
Leave benefits: Access

Table 32. Standard errors for leave benefits: Access, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March
2012

Characteristics

Paid
holidays

Paid sick
leave

Paid
vacations

Paid
personal
leave

Paid
funeral
leave

Paid jury
duty
leave

Paid
military
leave

Family leave

Paid

Unpaid

All workers

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.7

0.6

0.4

0.4

Worker characteristics

                 

Management, professional, and related

0.7

0.6

0.8

1.0

0.7

0.8

1.0

0.8

0.7

    Management, business, and financial

0.7

0.8

0.8

1.5

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.2

1.0

    Professional and related

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.1

0.8

0.7

        Teachers

1.8

1.1

1.5

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.4

1.1

0.9

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

2.1

1.0

1.6

1.7

1.2

0.8

1.6

1.3

0.6

        Registered nurses

2.0

1.9

2.3

2.5

1.7

1.6

3.1

2.4

1.7

Service

1.4

1.5

1.5

1.1

1.5

1.4

1.1

0.7

1.2

    Protective service

2.9

3.7

3.3

3.1

3.6

3.5

3.3

1.8

2.4

Sales and office

0.7

0.8

0.6

1.1

0.9

0.9

0.8

0.6

0.6

    Sales and related

1.3

1.2

1.0

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.2

0.8

0.9

    Office and administrative support

0.8

1.1

0.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.2

0.7

0.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.2

1.5

1.1

1.2

1.6

1.3

1.4

0.7

1.2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2.1

2.2

1.8

1.8

2.3

2.2

1.8

1.0

1.9

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1.3

1.9

1.3

1.6

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.0

1.6

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.1

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.4

1.3

0.6

1.5

    Production

0.9

1.7

0.8

1.4

1.8

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.4

    Transportation and material moving

1.6

2.1

1.9

1.8

2.0

2.0

2.0

0.6

2.2

Full time

0.5

0.4

0.8

0.7

0.6

0.7

0.5

0.5

Part time

1.2

0.9

1.6

0.8

1.3

1.2

0.8

0.4

1.0

Union

0.8

1.1

0.8

1.3

0.9

0.7

1.3

1.0

0.7

Nonunion

0.6

0.7

0.7

0.8

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.5

0.5

Average wage within the following categories:2

                 

    Lowest 25 percent

1.2

1.2

1.2

0.9

1.3

1.3

0.8

0.5

1.1

        Lowest 10 percent

1.9

1.5

1.9

1.2

1.9

1.9

1.1

0.7

1.9

    Second 25 percent

0.8

0.9

0.7

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.6

0.6

    Third 25 percent

0.8

0.5

1.0

0.9

0.8

0.8

0.7

0.6

    Highest 25 percent

0.7

0.7

0.9

1.0

0.7

0.7

1.0

0.8

0.6

        Highest 10 percent

1.0

0.8

1.2

1.4

0.7

0.7

1.1

1.0

1.0

Establishment characteristics

                 

Goods-producing industries

0.7

1.4

0.6

1.2

1.3

1.0

1.3

0.9

1.0

Service-providing industries

0.6

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.8

0.8

0.7

0.4

0.5

    Education and health services

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.6

1.1

0.9

        Educational services

1.3

0.7

1.1

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.2

1.0

0.7

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.5

0.8

1.2

1.5

1.3

0.6

1.3

1.3

0.7

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.4

1.5

1.6

2.4

1.3

1.1

2.6

1.5

1.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

1.7

1.8

1.6

2.2

2.0

1.9

2.5

1.7

1.4

            Hospitals

0.8

1.1

1.0

2.7

1.5

1.6

2.8

2.5

0.9

    Public administration

1.4

1.4

1.4

2.4

1.6

1.3

1.7

1.9

1.2

1 to 99 workers

0.9

0.9

0.9

0.9

1.0

1.0

0.7

0.6

0.8

    1 to 49 workers

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.1

0.8

0.6

0.9

    50 to 99 workers

1.7

2.0

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.4

1.8

1.2

1.3

100 workers or more

0.6

0.7

0.6

0.8

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.5

    100 to 499 workers

1.1

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.2

1.3

1.1

0.8

0.8

    500 workers or more

0.7

0.7

0.7

1.0

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.0

0.5

Geographic areas

                 

New England

1.4

1.0

1.5

2.3

3.4

2.1

2.6

0.8

2.3

Middle Atlantic

1.0

1.4

2.1

1.7

1.5

1.3

2.4

1.0

1.1

East North Central

1.4

1.8

1.4

1.8

1.8

1.7

1.5

0.9

0.8

West North Central

0.8

1.7

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.6

1.9

3.1

1.7

South Atlantic

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.9

2.3

1.5

1.0

1.2

East South Central

1.6

1.8

1.4

2.2

2.9

2.5

1.7

1.8

2.8

West South Central

1.2

1.6

1.5

2.0

1.2

1.4

1.6

1.8

1.2

Mountain

2.2

2.6

2.3

2.0

2.8

2.2

2.4

1.0

1.1

Pacific

1.9

1.5

1.6

1.6

1.3

1.0

1.2

1.0

0.9

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.


NOTE: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the
"Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20112012.htm.

2The 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.