Paid holidays: Number of days provided

Table 33. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers with paid holidays = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Paid holidays

Mean
number of
days

Median
number of
days

Less
than 6
days

6
days

7
days

8
days

9
days

10
days

11
days

12
days

13
days

14
days

Greater
than 14
days

All workers

10

22

12

12

9

14

8

6

3

2

2

8

8

Worker characteristics

                         

Management, professional, and related

4

14

10

13

11

19

10

9

5

2

3

9

9

    Management, business, and financial

3

9

10

14

13

23

11

9

4

2

3

9

10

    Professional and related

4

16

10

12

10

17

10

9

5

3

3

9

9

        Teachers

11

10

5

7

10

13

15

8

6

6

9

10

10

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

15

16

6

7

11

15

4

6

8

10

10

        Registered nurses

9

40

14

10

8

9

3

4

2

7

7

Service

21

24

13

10

6

6

6

5

4

2

3

7

7

    Protective service

9

5

9

11

17

14

12

3

3

10

10

Sales and office

10

29

13

11

8

13

5

4

2

1

1

8

7

    Sales and related

18

45

12

10

5

5

3

1

[2]

6

6

    Office and administrative support

7

22

14

12

10

17

7

6

3

1

2

8

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

9

27

15

10

8

12

8

5

2

1

2

8

7

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

12

26

15

11

10

10

7

5

2

8

7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

7

28

15

10

7

14

8

5

2

1

2

8

7

Production, transportation, and material moving

10

22

11

16

10

14

7

5

2

1

2

8

8

    Production

6

19

10

15

11

17

8

6

3

9

9

    Transportation and material moving

14

26

12

16

8

11

6

4

1

1

1

8

7

Full time

7

21

12

13

10

15

8

7

4

2

2

9

8

Part time

29

34

10

9

4

6

3

1

1

1

1

6

6

Union

3

12

6

13

8

14

14

13

7

4

6

10

10

Nonunion

11

24

13

12

9

14

6

5

2

1

2

8

8

Average wage within the following categories:3

                         

    Lowest 25 percent

26

35

14

9

5

5

2

2

[2]

[2]

1

6

6

        Lowest 10 percent

46

27

11

6

4

3

5

6

    Second 25 percent

9

28

13

13

8

13

6

4

3

1

1

8

7

    Third 25 percent

5

18

12

13

11

16

10

7

4

2

3

9

9

    Highest 25 percent

3

12

10

13

11

20

10

10

5

2

4

9

10

        Highest 10 percent

2

8

9

13

13

23

11

11

5

2

3

10

10

Establishment characteristics

                         

Goods-producing industries

6

17

11

12

12

19

9

8

3

2

3

9

9

Service-providing industries

10

23

12

12

8

13

7

6

3

2

2

8

8

    Education and health services

7

24

11

10

7

11

8

6

6

3

6

9

8

        Educational services

7

6

3

7

7

14

13

10

11

8

14

11

11

            Elementary and secondary schools

10

11

4

6

7

13

12

7

9

7

14

11

10

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2

1

2

8

8

11

16

14

14

10

15

12

12

        Healthcare and social assistance

7

35

16

12

7

9

5

4

3

8

7

            Hospitals

4

39

16

10

7

8

4

8

4

1

8

7

    Public administration

1

1

9

14

26

26

16

4

1

11

11

1 to 99 workers

14

26

15

13

8

13

5

3

1

1

1

7

7

    1 to 49 workers

15

27

16

13

7

12

4

3

1

1

1

7

7

    50 to 99 workers

13

23

12

12

13

13

5

4

2

1

2

8

8

100 workers or more

6

19

10

12

9

15

10

9

5

2

3

9

9

    100 to 499 workers

9

25

12

12

10

13

9

5

3

1

1

8

8

    500 workers or more

3

13

7

11

9

18

11

13

7

3

5

10

10

Geographic areas

                         

New England

7

13

12

11

13

13

11

5

3

9

9

Middle Atlantic

9

17

13

11

9

16

7

8

4

2

4

9

9

East North Central

8

27

11

11

9

16

5

5

3

1

4

8

8

West North Central

7

27

15

15

9

9

5

2

1

8

8

South Atlantic

14

26

10

9

9

13

7

7

2

1

1

8

7

East South Central

14

16

12

16

8

15

6

5

2

1

4

8

8

West South Central

11

25

13

11

8

13

8

4

3

1

2

8

8

Mountain

12

25

12

14

8

14

7

3

2

8

8

Pacific

7

18

11

16

9

15

9

7

5

2

1

9

8

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.

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.

2Less than 0.5.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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/glossary20112012.htm.