Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Type of provision, civilian
workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Sick leave provision

Fixed number
of days per
year2

As needed3

As part of
consolidated
leave plan4

All workers

0.8

0.3

0.7

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

1.1

0.6

0.9

    Management, business, and financial

1.7

1.2

1.2

    Professional and related

1.2

0.5

1.1

        Teachers

1.1

0.5

1.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

1.3

0.6

1.2

        Registered nurses

3.3

0.4

3.4

Service

1.4

0.3

1.3

    Protective service

2.7

1.1

2.6

Sales and office

1.0

0.5

1.0

    Sales and related

1.5

0.7

1.3

    Office and administrative support

1.2

0.6

1.2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.7

0.7

1.6

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.2

1.2

1.8

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.6

0.6

1.5

    Production

2.7

0.7

2.5

    Transportation and material moving

2.0

0.7

2.0

Full time

0.8

0.3

0.7

Union

1.0

0.5

0.8

Nonunion

0.9

0.4

0.8

Average wage within the following categories:5

     

    Lowest 25 percent

1.6

0.6

1.4

    Second 25 percent

1.2

0.4

1.1

    Third 25 percent

0.9

0.5

0.9

    Highest 25 percent

1.2

0.5

1.0

        Highest 10 percent

1.6

0.8

1.4

Establishment characteristics

     

Goods-producing industries

1.9

1.0

1.8

Service-providing industries

0.8

0.4

0.7

    Education and health services

1.4

0.4

1.4

        Educational services

0.9

0.4

0.8

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.1

0.5

1.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.3

0.8

1.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

2.6

0.6

2.5

            Hospitals

3.1

0.2

3.1

    Public administration

1.6

0.7

1.4

1 to 99 workers

1.4

0.6

1.3

    1 to 49 workers

1.5

0.7

1.5

    50 to 99 workers

2.7

1.0

2.6

100 workers or more

0.9

0.4

0.8

    100 to 499 workers

1.4

0.7

1.2

    500 workers or more

1.2

0.4

1.2

Geographic areas

     

New England

1.5

0.7

1.4

Middle Atlantic

1.7

1.0

0.9

East North Central

2.7

1.2

2.3

West North Central

2.6

0.8

2.3

South Atlantic

2.4

0.5

2.2

East South Central

3.1

1.3

3.0

West South Central

1.9

0.8

2.2

Mountain

1.5

0.8

1.7

Pacific

1.4

0.7

1.1

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.

4A consolidated leave plan provides a single
amount of time-off for workers to use for multiple
purposes, such as vacation, illness, or personal
business.

2Employees earn or accrue a specified number
of sick leave days per year. This number may vary
by length of service.

5The 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.

3Plan does not specify maximum number of
days.


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.