Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, private industry workers, 
National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(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

69

6

25

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

62

8

29

    Management, business, and financial

65

9

25

    Professional and related

60

7

32

Service

66

    Protective service

71

Sales and office

73

5

22

    Sales and related

79

5

15

    Office and administrative support

70

5

25

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

70

12

19

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

72

Production, transportation, and material moving:
   Production

75

2

22

Full time

68

7

25

Nonunion

67

7

26

Average wage within the following categories:4

     

    Second 25 percent

71

5

24

    Third 25 percent

70

5

25

    Highest 25 percent

64

9

27

        Highest 10 percent

64

11

25

Establishment characteristics

     

Goods-producing industries:
   Manufacturing

72

7

21

Service-providing industries

68

6

25

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

80

6

14

        Wholesale trade

75

10

15

        Retail trade

83

4

12

        Utilities

84

    Information

74

10

15

    Financial activities

64

6

30

        Finance and insurance

63

5

32

            Credit intermediation and related activities

73

3

24

            Insurance carriers and related activities

49

5

46

        Real estate and rental and leasing

68

6

25

    Professional and business services

66

        Professional and technical services

63

8

29

    Education and health services

58

3

39

        Educational services

79

9

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

79

9

12

        Healthcare and social assistance

54

2

44

    Leisure and hospitality

71

5

24

    Other services

72

11

17

1 to 99 workers

69

9

21

    1 to 49 workers

67

11

22

    50 to 99 workers

74

4

21

100 workers or more

68

4

27

    100 to 499 workers

72

4

24

Geographic areas

     

New England

70

8

22

Middle Atlantic

72

8

20

East North Central

68

6

26

West North Central

58

South Atlantic

68

5

27

East South Central

66

6

27

West South Central

67

4

29

Mountain

65

4

30

Pacific

76

6

18

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

4Surveyed occupations are classified into wage
categories based on the average wage for the
occupation, which may include workers with
earnings both above and below the threshold.  The
categories were formed using percentile estimates
generated using data from the National
Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs
for Employee Compensation - March 2013."

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/glossary20122013.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.