Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Carryover provision2

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

55

22

33

45

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

65

32

33

35

    Management, business, and financial

51

21

30

49

    Professional and related

70

36

34

30

        Teachers

86

54

32

14

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

88

55

33

12

        Registered nurses

80

27

53

20

Service

57

25

32

43

    Protective service

82

53

29

18

Sales and office

51

16

35

49

    Sales and related

51

9

42

49

    Office and administrative support

51

19

32

49

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

44

16

28

56

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

45

11

33

55

Production, transportation, and material moving

41

10

31

59

    Production

30

6

24

70

    Transportation and material moving

51

14

38

49

Full time

55

23

33

45

Union

73

41

32

27

Nonunion

50

17

33

50

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Lowest 25 percent

42

11

31

58

    Second 25 percent

55

19

35

45

    Third 25 percent

56

23

33

44

    Highest 25 percent

61

29

32

39

        Highest 10 percent

65

32

33

35

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

30

9

21

70

Service-providing industries

59

24

35

41

    Education and health services

77

40

38

23

        Educational services

87

55

32

13

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

57

32

11

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

88

53

35

12

        Healthcare and social assistance

65

21

44

35

            Hospitals

84

28

56

16

    Public administration

95

67

29

5

1 to 99 workers

37

11

26

63

    1 to 49 workers

34

9

25

66

    50 to 99 workers

43

14

29

57

100 workers or more

67

29

37

33

    100 to 499 workers

60

17

43

40

    500 workers or more

72

40

32

28

Geographic areas

       

New England

54

19

35

46

Middle Atlantic

50

20

30

50

East North Central

48

17

31

52

West North Central

56

17

38

44

South Atlantic

60

28

32

40

East South Central

68

31

36

32

West South Central

53

18

35

47

Mountain

62

21

41

38

Pacific

58

28

30

42

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&nb sp;details.

2Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused
sick leave from year to year.


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