Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated,  private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated (in number of days)1

Mean
number of
days

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

1.5

0.2

0.0

5.1

11.9

1.5

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

0.2

1.3

5.0

16.5

9.4

2.5

    Management, business, and financial

2.1

4.1

8.5

6.9

3.8

    Professional and related

1.2

3.6

7.8

18.6

9.9

2.8

Service

0.7

2.9

1.3

0.0

4.2

3.5

Sales and office

0.0

0.6

0.0

2.1

11.3

1.7

    Sales and related

0.0

4.8

0.0

0.0

11.9

2.4

    Office and administrative support

0.4

0.5

0.0

25.2

11.6

2.2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.4

2.2

3.9

12.7

3.9

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1.3

2.4

3.9

17.6

10.4

4.7

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.0

3.0

14.0

3.5

3.5

    Production

0.0

1.9

3.3

6.6

1.7

    Transportation and material moving

1.0

4.5

18.2

11.6

5.6

Full time

1.5

1.3

0.0

3.9

8.3

1.5

Nonunion

1.6

0.2

3.9

0.0

10.6

1.4

Average wage within the following categories:2

           

    Second 25 percent

2.1

4.3

0.0

12.6

5.0

1.4

    Third 25 percent

1.6

1.0

0.0

5.3

12.6

2.0

    Highest 25 percent

3.7

8.8

9.3

3.2

2.5

        Highest 10 percent

2.9

2.9

12.0

12.6

12.6

3.6

Establishment characteristics

           

Goods-producing industries

0.0

2.0

3.8

6.0

3.1

    Manufacturing

0.0

1.2

1.6

3.7

3.8

Service-providing industries

0.0

1.2

0.0

2.5

3.8

1.6

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

3.7

0.0

9.1

19.6

2.6

        Wholesale trade

0.0

0.0

4.2

0.0

10.4

2.9

        Retail trade

0.0

2.0

0.0

0.8

        Utilities

1.6

11.4

6.8

0.0

5.1

3.3

    Information

3.4

14.0

12.2

21.0

8.2

    Financial activities

3.2

2.6

6.6

8.7

3.3

        Finance and insurance

2.6

0.3

4.2

18.4

27.7

4.3

            Credit intermediation and related activities

1.7

1.5

5.8

4.2

            Insurance carriers and related activities

3.0

5.4

3.9

35.9

10.2

        Real estate and rental and leasing

5.4

    Professional and business services

0.2

5.7

19.9

6.1

        Professional and technical services

6.8

14.4

5.2

    Education and health services

2.3

0.0

0.2

6.3

22.2

3.4

        Educational services

2.3

0.0

0.0

9.7

51.1

4.4

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

3.5

18.7

6.4

24.5

3.1

        Healthcare and social assistance

2.7

0.0

1.9

17.0

22.3

3.7

    Other services

6.8

1 to 99 workers

1.0

2.6

2.5

8.1

6.9

2.1

    1 to 49 workers

2.5

5.5

12.7

1.6

2.4

    50 to 99 workers

0.0

1.0

0.7

11.9

3.8

100 workers or more

1.1

4.0

0.0

12.0

8.8

2.0

    100 to 499 workers

0.4

2.1

0.0

10.4

15.5

2.1

Geographic areas

           

New England

7.4

Middle Atlantic

0.0

0.0

9.3

23.3

10.5

4.6

East North Central

5.1

0.0

19.0

8.3

3.0

West North Central

1.2

3.0

0.0

4.4

8.2

3.6

South Atlantic

1.5

4.0

5.4

0.0

18.2

2.9

East South Central

3.6

1.1

5.6

West South Central

7.3

6.6

26.1

5.1

Mountain

5.0

8.6

4.3

Pacific

1.4

0.6

1.5

4.4

14.6

3.7

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.