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Paid vacations: Number of days by service requirement Data Table

Table 23. Paid vacations:1 Number of days by service requirement, civilian workers,2 National Compensation Survey,
March 2008

(All workers with paid vacations = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Mean
number of
days

Median
number of
days

Percent with paid vacations days by length of service3

Less than 5
days

5 to 9 days

10 to 14
days

15 to 19
days

20 to 24
days

Greater
than 24
days

After 1 year

               

All workers

10

10

7

36

39

11

5

2

Full time

10

10

5

35

42

11

5

2

Part time

7

5

25

44

21

5

4

1

Union

10

10

4

35

46

9

4

2

Nonunion

9

10

8

36

38

11

5

2

1 to 99 workers

8

5

9

47

35

7

2

[4]

    1 to 49 workers

8

5

9

48

34

7

2

[4]

    50 to 99 workers

8

8

45

38

7

1

[4]

100 workers or more

11

10

6

27

43

14

8

3

    100 to 499 workers

9

10

7

36

40

11

4

2

    500 workers or more

12

10

4

18

46

16

11

4

After 5 years

               

All workers

14

15

2

10

36

36

11

6

Full time

14

15

1

8

37

38

11

6

Part time

12

10

11

29

29

21

5

6

Union

14

15

1

5

39

41

9

5

Nonunion

14

15

2

11

35

35

11

6

1 to 99 workers

12

10

3

16

42

31

6

2

    1 to 49 workers

12

10

3

18

42

29

6

2

    50 to 99 workers

12

10

2

11

44

35

7

2

100 workers or more

15

15

2

5

31

40

14

9

    100 to 499 workers

14

15

2

7

39

37

10

5

    500 workers or more

17

15

1

3

23

43

17

12

After 10 years

               

All workers

17

15

2

7

15

42

23

11

Full time

17

15

1

5

15

44

24

11

Part time

14

15

10

24

16

28

14

9

Union

17

15

1

3

9

57

22

9

Nonunion

16

15

2

8

16

40

23

11

1 to 99 workers

14

15

2

13

24

39

18

5

    1 to 49 workers

14

15

3

15

26

36

17

5

    50 to 99 workers

15

15

2

8

18

48

20

4

100 workers or more

18

17

1

3

8

45

26

16

    100 to 499 workers

17

15

2

4

10

51

23

10

    500 workers or more

20

20

1

2

7

39

30

22

After 20 years

               

All workers

19

20

2

7

12

17

37

25

Full time

20

20

1

5

12

18

39

25

Part time

16

15

10

22

12

16

23

18

Union

22

21

[4]

2

5

11

46

36

Nonunion

19

20

2

8

13

19

36

23

1 to 99 workers

16

15

2

12

20

24

29

13

    1 to 49 workers

15

15

2

14

22

24

26

12

    50 to 99 workers

17

20

1

7

15

26

35

15

100 workers or more

22

20

1

3

6

12

44

34

    100 to 499 workers

20

20

1

4

7

17

46

25

    500 workers or more

23

22

1

1

5

8

42

43

Footnotes:

1Employees either are granted a specific number of days after completion of the indicated length of service or accrue days during the next 12-month period. The total number of days is assumed to be available for use immediately upon completion of the service interval. Periods of service are chosen arbitrarily and do not necessarily reflect individual provisions for progression. Fractional vacation amounts were rounded to the nearest full number of days.

2Includes 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.

3Employees eligible for paid vacations but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.

4Less than 0.5 percent.

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.