Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated,  private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2013

(Includes workers in sick leave plans1 that specify a fixed number of days and limit the number of accumulated carryover days)

Characteristics

Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated (in number of days)2

Mean
number of
days

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

6

15

30

60

120

48

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

10

20

40

75

130

56

    Management, business, and financial

15

30

70

128

51

    Professional and related

10

24

45

75

130

58

Service

10

15

30

60

118

43

    Protective service

10

10

35

Sales and office

10

20

24

60

120

44

    Sales and related

10

24

24

30

70

32

    Office and administrative support

19

30

75

130

52

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

5

10

25

65

130

46

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

6

12

30

130

48

Production, transportation, and material moving:
   Production

5

9

15

30

60

24

Full time

15

30

60

120

47

Nonunion

6

15

28

60

120

43

Average wage within the following categories:3

           

    Second 25 percent

15

24

60

110

41

    Third 25 percent

8

15

30

60

130

48

    Highest 25 percent

19

40

90

144

61

        Highest 10 percent

20

42

100

150

64

Establishment characteristics

           

Goods-producing industries:
   Manufacturing

5

5

10

25

24

Service-providing industries

10

19

30

65

130

51

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

24

56

135

48

        Wholesale trade

5

10

30

32

        Retail trade

24

27

33

26

        Utilities

65

87

110

120

125

101

    Information

15

90

130

57

    Financial activities

14

20

40

87

90

52

        Finance and insurance

14

20

45

90

100

55

            Credit intermediation and related activities

15

20

50

90

55

            Insurance carriers and related activities

10

90

58

        Real estate and rental and leasing

41

    Professional and business services

15

30

60

130

46

        Professional and technical services

25

36

    Education and health services

12

30

60

90

130

62

        Educational services

10

30

60

120

140

78

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

16

90

130

150

87

        Healthcare and social assistance

12

30

59

72

120

58

    Leisure and hospitality

10

10

60

26

    Other services

40

1 to 99 workers

10

13

30

45

90

36

    1 to 49 workers

12

30

40

90

36

    50 to 99 workers

10

14

25

50

87

37

100 workers or more

6

16

30

75

130

54

    100 to 499 workers

6

15

24

45

90

38

Geographic areas

           

New England

30

130

52

Middle Atlantic

10

24

45

100

150

64

East North Central

15

30

67

130

51

West North Central

15

30

60

120

46

South Atlantic

10

15

25

60

105

42

East South Central

15

24

105

39

West South Central

5

25

65

130

48

Mountain

30

60

110

44

Pacific

6

12

24

60

110

43

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

3Surveyed 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&nbs p;2013."

2The 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/glossary20122013.htm.