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Paid holidays: Number of days provided Data Table

Table 22. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey,
March 2008

(All workers with paid holidays = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Mean
number
of days

Median
number
of days

Paid holidays1

Less
than 6
days

6 days

7 days

8 days

9 days

10
days

11
days

12
days

13
days

14
days

Greater
than 14
days

All workers

11

11

4

5

3

3

9

14

18

17

13

6

8

Worker characteristics

                         

Management, professional, and related

11

11

6

7

2

3

10

13

16

16

12

6

9

    Professional and related

11

11

8

8

3

3

9

13

14

16

11

6

9

        Teachers

10

10

14

14

4

3

10

12

12

9

5

6

10

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

10

9

17

20

8

12

12

5

6

10

        Registered nurses

10

10

10

4

9

18

9

4

4

Service

11

11

2

4

3

3

8

15

18

16

15

7

10

    Protective service

11

11

1

2

8

16

25

18

18

5

6

Sales and office

11

12

1

2

3

4

8

13

19

22

13

8

8

    Office and administrative support

12

12

1

2

2

4

8

14

18

22

13

8

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

11

11

2

7

19

26

21

12

3

6

Production, transportation, and material moving

11

11

8

4

5

4

7

15

20

16

11

5

5

Full time

11

11

4

5

2

3

9

14

19

18

13

6

8

Part time

11

10

9

4

5

11

14

12

9

10

5

12

Union

11

12

4

6

2

1

6

12

17

20

18

6

8

Nonunion

11

11

4

4

3

5

11

16

19

15

8

7

8

Average wage within the following percentiles:2

                         

    Less than 10

10

10

7

8

6

8

9

15

16

11

5

6

    10 to under 25

11

11

5

5

3

5

11

14

17

17

8

6

9

    25 to under 50

11

11

1

2

2

3

9

17

20

18

12

7

9

    50 to under 75

11

11

3

5

2

2

7

15

20

19

13

6

7

    75 to under 90

11

11

8

8

2

2

6

10

15

17

18

6

9

    90 or greater

11

12

4

1

3

4

15

8

13

16

19

7

9

Establishment characteristics

                         

Service-providing industries

11

11

4

5

3

3

9

14

18

17

13

6

8

    Education and health services

11

11

8

8

4

5

8

13

12

12

10

8

12

        Educational services

11

11

8

7

3

4

8

13

12

10

10

8

15

            Elementary and secondary schools

11

10

11

11

4

2

8

13

11

8

10

7

14

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

12

12

3

8

13

11

11

17

        Health care and social assistance

10

11

6

10

6

7

10

21

11

7

4

            Hospitals

10

10

13

9

10

5

6

21

9

6

    Public administration

11

11

[3]

1

10

15

24

23

17

5

4

1 to 99 workers

11

11

3

2

5

4

10

19

25

13

10

7

2

    1 to 49 workers

11

11

1

6

6

24

29

16

8

6

3

    50 to 99 workers

10

11

6

9

16

14

20

10

12

7

1

100 workers or more

11

11

4

5

2

3

9

13

17

18

13

6

9

    100 to 499 workers

11

11

5

4

4

4

10

16

20

16

10

6

5

    500 workers or more

11

11

4

5

2

3

8

12

16

18

14

6

10

State government

12

12

[3]

[3]

12

14

18

21

15

7

9

Local government

11

11

6

7

4

3

7

14

18

16

12

6

8

Geographic areas

                         

New England

12

12

4

2

16

26

24

3

Middle Atlantic

13

12

1

3

13

29

17

8

15

East North Central

10

10

7

3

4

3

19

21

9

14

7

11

4

West North Central

10

10

5

7

19

3

2

South Atlantic

10

11

2

11

2

2

12

24

21

9

4

2

East South Central

11

11

14

3

3

12

13

20

West South Central

12

11

3

6

6

9

24

8

4

13

20

Mountain

11

11

2

3

29

37

8

6

Pacific

12

12

2

8

15

15

30

9

8

Footnotes:

1Fractional holiday amounts were rounded to the nearest full number of days.

2The 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.

3Less 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.