Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated,  State and
local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated1

Mean
number
of days

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

10.1

1.0

9.1

0.0

13.5

2.9

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

10.9

12.3

8.4

0.0

23.1

4.1

    Professional and related

9.5

9.2

0.0

28.8

4.5

        Teachers

12.5

12.2

0.0

29.7

5.5

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

12.2

16.4

7.3

11.0

6.5

Service

0.0

5.5

9.6

14.3

16.2

5.5

    Protective service

34.0

40.7

28.5

9.0

Sales and office

0.0

12.7

20.2

4.7

6.4

    Office and administrative support

11.9

0.0

13.1

21.5

4.2

6.5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

7.7

Production, transportation, and material moving

33.6

19.8

19.1

12.1

Full time

10.0

2.6

8.7

0.0

13.6

3.1

Part time

17.8

10.5

26.9

19.4

9.4

Union

10.5

0.0

10.7

4.4

7.9

3.8

Nonunion

7.6

1.7

15.8

11.2

32.7

4.3

Average wage within the following categories:2

           

    Lowest 25 percent

1.8

0.6

4.7

1.6

26.0

4.7

        Lowest 10 percent

9.2

9.5

19.9

17.7

6.1

    Second 25 percent

10.1

10.4

0.9

0.5

14.2

4.7

    Third 25 percent

5.3

14.4

7.2

0.0

12.5

6.4

    Highest 25 percent

13.2

0.0

15.2

22.4

11.6

4.2

        Highest 10 percent

16.9

8.6

0.0

10.4

26.5

5.6

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

10.1

0.0

9.0

0.0

12.6

2.9

    Education and health services

10.4

10.1

9.4

0.0

24.0

4.1

        Educational services

11.6

7.2

10.9

3.0

20.3

4.2

            Elementary and secondary schools

12.9

12.8

10.6

4.2

10.0

5.2

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

12.6

6.8

23.1

25.6

50.5

5.1

        Healthcare and social assistance

7.0

0.0

32.4

6.2

13.7

            Hospitals

10.9

    Public administration

6.6

0.0

30.5

18.5

5.7

1 to 99 workers

14.7

3.0

0.0

29.6

5.8

    1 to 49 workers

2.3

7.7

    50 to 99 workers

11.2

13.0

1.2

7.1

100 workers or more

6.2

12.1

9.4

4.3

8.5

3.6

    100 to 499 workers

11.5

15.5

0.0

0.0

20.0

6.8

    500 workers or more

14.5

13.1

14.6

3.9

4.7

State government

16.5

13.5

18.2

51.2

6.9

Local government

11.8

0.8

0.0

11.3

3.5

Geographic areas

           

New England

0.0

33.3

13.3

35.9

7.7

Middle Atlantic

5.4

0.0

25.2

25.1

23.4

4.3

East North Central

12.6

7.8

0.0

4.8

43.8

7.5

West North Central

6.9

24.4

0.0

6.6

South Atlantic

9.9

0.0

2.7

7.6

East South Central

13.2

West South Central

6.9

18.7

10.9

Mountain

19.8

Pacific

20.3

8.0

40.6

11.3

1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate
position within each published series. For example, at the 50th
percentile or median, half of participating workers receive the
same as or more than the amount shown, and half receive the
same as or less than the amount shown. At the 25th percentile,
one-fourth of participating&n bsp;workers receive the same or less than
the amount shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same
logic.


NOTE: 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.

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.