Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

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

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

Characteristics

Carryover provision1

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

43

9

34

57

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

48

13

35

52

    Management, business, and financial

41

10

31

59

    Professional and related

52

15

37

48

Service

42

7

35

58

Sales and office

45

8

36

55

    Sales and related

51

7

43

49

    Office and administrative support

42

9

33

58

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

33

6

27

67

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

38

5

33

62

Production, transportation, and material moving

37

6

31

63

    Production

29

5

24

71

    Transportation and material moving

45

8

38

55

         

Full time

43

9

34

57

Nonunion

43

9

34

57

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Second 25 percent

47

9

38

53

    Third 25 percent

42

9

33

58

    Highest 25 percent

45

11

34

55

        Highest 10 percent

49

13

35

51

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

29

7

21

71

    Manufacturing

30

8

22

70

Service-providing industries

46

10

36

54

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

51

8

43

49

        Wholesale trade

29

6

24

71

        Retail trade

54

8

46

46

        Utilities

62

24

38

38

    Information

34

10

23

66

    Financial activities

40

8

32

60

        Finance and insurance

39

9

30

61

            Credit intermediation and related activities

34

7

27

66

            Insurance carriers and related activities

52

11

42

48

        Real estate and rental and leasing

44

56

    Professional and business services

32

8

24

68

        Professional and technical services

36

10

26

64

    Education and health services

62

16

46

38

        Educational services

62

16

46

38

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

79

19

60

21

        Healthcare and social assistance

62

15

46

38

    Other services

53

47

1 to 99 workers

33

8

25

67

    1 to 49 workers

31

7

24

69

    50 to 99 workers

36

9

28

64

100 workers or more

52

11

42

48

    100 to 499 workers

53

10

43

47

Geographic areas

       

New England

42

58

Middle Atlantic

37

7

30

63

East North Central

35

6

28

65

West North Central

40

6

35

60

South Atlantic

49

14

35

51

East South Central

55

15

40

45

West South Central

42

6

36

58

Mountain

51

7

45

49

Pacific

47

12

35

53

1Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused
sick leave from year to year.


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&nb sp;details.