Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  private industry workers, 
National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(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

44

10

35

56

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

49

14

35

51

    Management, business, and financial

42

11

31

58

    Professional and related

54

16

38

46

Service

43

6

36

57

    Protective service

34

7

27

66

Sales and office

46

9

37

54

    Sales and related

53

9

44

47

    Office and administrative support

43

10

34

57

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

32

5

27

68

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

37

6

32

63

Production, transportation, and material moving:
   Production

32

6

25

68

Full time

44

10

34

56

Nonunion

45

10

35

55

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Second 25 percent

47

10

37

53

    Third 25 percent

45

10

35

55

    Highest 25 percent

45

11

34

55

        Highest 10 percent

48

12

35

52

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries:
   Manufacturing

32

9

24

68

Service-providing industries

47

10

37

53

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

52

9

43

48

        Wholesale trade

31

7

24

69

        Retail trade

56

9

47

44

        Utilities

61

22

39

39

    Information

32

9

23

68

    Financial activities

40

9

31

60

        Finance and insurance

40

9

31

60

            Credit intermediation and related activities

38

8

31

62

            Insurance carriers and related activities

51

12

39

49

        Real estate and rental and leasing

43

57

    Professional and business services

32

8

24

68

        Professional and technical services

37

11

26

63

    Education and health services

64

16

48

36

        Educational services

62

16

46

38

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

80

20

60

20

        Healthcare and social assistance

65

16

48

35

    Leisure and hospitality

32

6

27

68

    Other services

57

43

1 to 99 workers

32

8

25

68

    1 to 49 workers

31

9

23

69

    50 to 99 workers

35

5

30

65

100 workers or more

55

11

43

45

    100 to 499 workers

56

10

46

44

Geographic areas

       

New England

38

8

31

62

Middle Atlantic

38

6

32

62

East North Central

33

7

27

67

West North Central

43

7

36

57

South Atlantic

48

14

34

52

East South Central

57

18

39

43

West South Central

48

9

40

52

Mountain

59

10

49

41

Pacific

48

12

36

52

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


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.

2Surveyed 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& nbsp;Compensation - March 2013."