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Leave benefits: Access Data Table

Table 21. Leave benefits: Access, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2008

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Paid
holidays

Paid
vacations

Paid
personal
leave

Paid
funeral
leave

Paid jury
duty leave

Paid
military
leave

Family leave2

Paid

Unpaid

All workers

76

75

41

71

74

52

9

85

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

80

74

58

86

89

69

15

91

    Management, business, and financial

94

94

55

89

92

70

17

92

    Professional and related

74

67

59

85

88

68

14

91

        Teachers

37

18

65

82

89

68

15

91

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

34

14

75

85

94

70

18

94

        Registered nurses

81

77

56

80

80

59

15

87

Service

56

63

30

54

60

40

7

80

Sales and office

82

81

40

74

77

52

9

85

    Sales and related

72

72

34

66

70

45

6

83

    Office and administrative support

88

86

44

79

81

57

11

87

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

78

77

28

59

59

42

7

77

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

65

65

20

44

46

33

5

72

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

93

92

37

76

75

53

9

83

Production, transportation, and material moving

85

82

33

70

72

47

5

84

    Production

92

90

33

73

75

52

5

85

    Transportation and material moving

78

75

33

66

69

42

5

83

Full time

86

86

46

79

82

58

10

88

Part time

39

37

22

43

49

32

5

74

Union

79

73

57

87

90

66

12

93

Nonunion

75

76

38

68

71

50

9

83

Average wage within the following percentiles:3

               

    Less than 10

38

42

17

37

42

25

3

72

    10 to under 25

63

64

28

53

59

38

5

80

    25 to under 50

83

83

39

73

77

52

8

85

    50 to under 75

88

88

44

80

81

58

10

87

    75 to under 90

83

80

56

85

87

67

14

91

    90 or greater

78

74

58

88

91

71

15

92

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

86

86

33

70

70

51

6

84

Service-providing industries

74

73

42

71

75

53

10

85

    Education and health services

72

65

57

83

86

62

12

89

        Educational services

54

40

62

83

90

70

15

93

            Elementary and secondary schools

44

27

70

83

92

69

16

93

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

79

69

49

88

91

75

13

94

        Health care and social assistance

85

85

52

83

84

56

10

87

            Hospitals

89

90

63

92

93

67

15

95

    Public administration

87

88

53

85

90

81

14

92

1 to 99 workers

69

71

27

58

61

37

7

75

    1 to 49 workers

69

70

25

55

58

34

6

71

    50 to 99 workers

71

72

31

64

67

43

8

85

100 workers or more

81

79

53

83

86

66

12

94

    100 to 499 workers

81

79

46

77

80

57

10

91

    500 workers or more

82

79

59

88

92

74

13

96

Geographic areas

               

New England

75

72

47

75

83

54

9

89

Middle Atlantic

78

76

49

79

82

57

8

85

East North Central

75

73

46

73

73

51

10

82

West North Central

74

74

34

71

71

51

7

83

South Atlantic

78

78

36

70

76

56

11

86

East South Central

79

78

37

67

73

50

7

89

West South Central

76

75

38

65

71

51

8

84

Mountain

73

72

37

67

71

49

6

82

Pacific

75

75

38

69

69

50

11

87

Footnotes:

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

2The sum of paid and unpaid family leave may exceed 100 percent because some workers have access to both types of plans.

3The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2007." See Technical Note for more details.