Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Sick leave provision

Fixed number
of days per
year1

As needed2

As part of
consolidated
leave plan3

All workers

84

3

14

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

85

2

13

    Professional and related

85

2

13

        Teachers

86

3

12

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

86

2

12

Service

81

3

16

    Protective service

80

5

15

Sales and office

84

3

13

    Office and administrative support

83

3

13

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

84

2

14

Production, transportation, and material moving

80

Full time

83

3

14

Part time

85

3

12

Union

85

3

12

Nonunion

83

2

16

Average wage within the following categories:4

     

    Lowest 25 percent

83

1

16

        Lowest 10 percent

82

1

16

    Second 25 percent

85

2

13

    Third 25 percent

80

3

17

    Highest 25 percent

86

4

11

        Highest 10 percent

87

3

10

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

83

3

14

    Education and health services

85

2

13

        Educational services

88

2

11

            Elementary and secondary schools

86

2

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

91

3

6

        Healthcare and social assistance

70

3

27

            Hospitals

69

5

27

    Public administration

81

4

15

1 to 99 workers

81

    1 to 49 workers

82

    50 to 99 workers

79

100 workers or more

84

3

14

    100 to 499 workers

85

2

12

    500 workers or more

83

3

14

State government

91

2

7

Local government

81

3

16

Geographic areas

     

New England

93

Middle Atlantic

94

4

2

East North Central

84

2

14

West North Central

82

South Atlantic

78

East South Central

81

2

17

West South Central

86

Mountain

82

Pacific

78

5

17

1Employees earn or accrue a specified number
of sick leave days per year. This number may vary
by length of service.

4The 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.

2Plan does not specify maximum number of
days.


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.

3A consolidated leave plan provides a single
amount of time-off for workers to use for multiple
purposes, such as vacation, illness, or personal
business.