Paid holidays: Number of days provided

Table 33. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, private industry workers,  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

11

25

13

13

9

14

5

4

2

1

2

8

8

Worker characteristics

                         

Management, professional, and related

3

16

12

15

11

21

8

7

3

2

2

9

9

    Management, business, and financial

3

10

11

15

13

25

8

8

3

2

2

9

9

    Professional and related

4

19

12

15

10

19

8

7

3

2

2

9

9

Service

26

30

16

12

6

4

2

2

1

6

6

    Protective service

23

4

2

3

7

7

Sales and office

11

32

14

12

8

13

4

2

1

1

1

7

7

    Sales and related

18

46

12

9

5

5

2

1

[1]

6

6

    Office and administrative support

8

25

15

13

10

18

5

3

1

1

1

8

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

10

31

17

11

8

12

6

3

1

[1]

1

8

7

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

14

31

18

12

10

10

3

1

1

7

7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

8

31

17

10

7

13

7

4

1

8

7

Production, transportation, and material moving

10

23

11

16

10

14

7

5

2

8

8

    Production

6

19

10

15

11

17

8

6

3

9

8

    Transportation and material moving

14

27

12

17

9

10

5

3

1

7

7

Full time

8

23

14

14

10

16

6

5

2

1

2

8

8

Part time

30

37

11

9

3

6

2

[1]

[1]

6

6

Union

2

17

9

21

9

15

10

7

3

2

5

9

9

Nonunion

12

26

14

13

9

14

5

4

1

1

1

8

7

Average wage within the following categories:2

                         

    Lowest 25 percent

28

37

15

9

5

4

1

[1]

6

6

        Lowest 10 percent

52

25

10

6

2

2

5

5

    Second 25 percent

11

33

14

14

7

12

4

2

1

1

1

7

7

    Third 25 percent

6

22

14

15

11

15

7

5

2

1

2

8

8

    Highest 25 percent

3

14

12

15

12

22

8

7

3

2

3

9

9

        Highest 10 percent

2

10

10

14

13

25

9

9

3

2

2

9

9

Establishment characteristics

                         

Goods-producing industries

6

17

11

12

12

19

9

7

3

2

3

9

9

    Construction

16

33

20

12

8

8

2

7

7

    Manufacturing

4

12

8

13

12

21

11

9

4

2

3

9

10

Service-providing industries

12

27

14

14

8

13

5

3

1

1

1

8

7

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

16

39

12

13

6

6

3

2

1

[1]

1

7

6

        Wholesale trade

7

23

19

17

11

9

6

4

1

1

2

8

8

        Retail trade

24

55

9

7

3

1

[1]

[1]

6

6

        Transportation and warehousing

8

19

10

26

8

16

7

8

8

        Utilities

19

29

9

10

10

    Information

22

27

16

9

14

6

4

[1]

8

8

    Financial activities

1

8

9

18

14

36

8

3

1

9

9

        Finance and insurance

1

6

6

20

16

43

6

2

1

9

10

            Credit intermediation and related activities

1

5

4

13

7

60

6

2

9

10

            Insurance carriers and related activities

7

11

29

22

21

6

2

9

9

        Real estate and rental and leasing

5

19

20

8

6

9

8

    Professional and business services

6

21

16

14

11

18

5

6

2

8

8

        Professional and technical services

1

11

14

18

14

24

6

8

2

9

9

        Administrative and waste services

12

38

17

10

7

9

7

7

    Education and health services

7

32

15

12

7

10

5

3

3

2

3

8

7

        Educational services

4

2

4

11

6

15

13

14

9

9

13

11

11

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2

1

1

7

7

10

16

17

11

13

15

12

12

        Healthcare and social assistance

8

37

17

13

7

9

4

1

2

7

7

    Leisure and hospitality

44

15

18

13

5

3

5

6

        Accommodation and food services

50

12

18

12

5

5

5

    Other services

10

26

14

14

7

8

6

4

4

8

8

1 to 99 workers

15

27

15

13

8

13

4

3

1

1

1

7

7

    1 to 49 workers

15

28

16

13

7

12

3

2

1

1

1

7

7

    50 to 99 workers

14

24

13

12

13

13

4

3

2

8

7

100 workers or more

7

23

12

14

10

16

7

6

2

1

2

8

8

    100 to 499 workers

9

28

13

13

10

13

7

3

2

1

1

8

7

    500 workers or more

3

17

9

15

9

20

8

9

3

2

4

9

9

Geographic areas

                         

New England

7

15

13

13

14

12

8

2

2

9

9

Middle Atlantic

10

19

15

12

10

17

7

5

3

8

8

East North Central

8

30

12

12

9

15

4

4

2

1

4

8

7

West North Central

7

31

16

17

10

9

4

2

2

8

7

South Atlantic

16

29

12

11

9

13

4

4

1

1

1

7

7

East South Central

14

20

15

17

9

15

5

4

1

8

8

West South Central

12

28

14

12

8

14

6

4

1

8

7

Mountain

13

28

14

15

8

11

5

2

1

7

7

Pacific

8

21

13

18

9

16

6

5

2

8

8

1Less 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.

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.