Table 4. Average paid holidays and days of paid vacation and paid sick leave, full-time employees, 1997




Table 4.  Average paid holidays and days of paid vacation and paid sick leave, full-time
employees in medium and large private establishments, 1997
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
                                               Professional,                            
                                      All        technical,     Clerical    Blue-collar 
         Leave category            employees        and        and sales    and service 
                                                  related     employees(2)  employees(3)
                                                employees(1)                            
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
Paid holidays...................       9.3           9.6           8.8           9.4    
                                                                                        
Paid vacation days after                                                                
   specified years of                                                                   
   service:(4)                                                                          
   1 year.......................       9.6          12.4           9.9           7.9    
   3 years......................      11.5          13.3          11.4          10.5    
   5 years......................      13.8          16.0          14.2          12.4    
   10 years.....................      16.9          18.9          17.0          15.6    
   15 years.....................      18.8          20.7          19.4          17.4    
   20 years.....................      20.3          21.9          20.5          19.2    
   25 years.....................      21.5          23.1          21.7          20.3    
   30 years.....................      21.7          23.4          22.0          20.6    
                                                                                        
Paid sick leave days after                                                              
   specified years of                                                                   
   service:(4)                                                                          
   1 year.......................      11.2          13.3          10.1           9.9    
   3 years......................      13.0          16.1          12.1          10.4    
   5 years......................      15.2          19.3          14.5          11.5    
   10 years.....................      17.6          22.6          17.3          12.6    
   15 years.....................      18.8          24.7          18.1          13.2    
   20 years.....................      20.5          27.3          20.2          13.6    
   25 years.....................      21.1          28.0          20.8          14.1    

  1 Includes professional, technical, executive, and administrative occupations.
  2 Includes clerical, administrative support, and sales occupations.                  
  3 Includes production, craft, repair, laborer, and service occupations.               
  4 A specific number of days per year granted after completion of the indicated service
or accrued during the next 12-month period.

  NOTE: Computed averages exclude days at partial pay and workers in plans that do not
stipulate at least 1 full day.