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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, State and local government workers,  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 service2

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

12

12

5

12

58

16

7

3

Full time

12

12

5

11

58

16

7

3

Part time

11

10

6

26

41

15

1

Union

12

11

3

15

59

14

5

4

Nonunion

12

12

6

9

57

17

9

2

1 to 99 workers

11

10

5

19

59

12

4

1

    1 to 49 workers

11

10

22

59

10

3

2

    50 to 99 workers

11

11

6

15

59

14

6

100 workers or more

12

12

5

10

57

17

8

3

    100 to 499 workers

12

12

4

14

60

15

7

    500 workers or more

13

12

5

9

56

17

8

4

After 5 years

               

All workers

15

15

2

4

26

51

12

5

Full time

15

15

2

3

25

52

12

5

Part time

14

13

4

9

44

30

6

Union

15

15

1

6

24

54

9

6

Nonunion

15

15

2

2

28

48

15

4

1 to 99 workers

14

15

5

33

53

6

1

    1 to 49 workers

14

15

4

35

50

6

2

    50 to 99 workers

14

15

6

31

56

6

100 workers or more

16

15

2

4

25

51

13

6

    100 to 499 workers

15

15

1

3

32

50

10

3

    500 workers or more

16

15

2

4

23

51

14

7

After 10 years

               

All workers

18

18

2

1

8

53

27

8

Full time

18

18

1

1

8

53

28

8

Part time

17

16

4

5

18

47

20

6

Union

18

18

1

2

8

52

28

9

Nonunion

18

18

2

1

9

54

27

8

1 to 99 workers

17

18

2

10

58

22

6

    1 to 49 workers

17

18

2

11

56

21

6

    50 to 99 workers

17

18

8

60

23

5

100 workers or more

18

18

1

1

8

52

28

9

    100 to 499 workers

18

18

1

2

9

55

27

6

    500 workers or more

18

18

2

1

8

51

28

10

After 20 years

               

All workers

22

22

1

1

5

14

48

31

Full time

22

22

1

1

5

13

48

31

Part time

20

20

4

3

8

23

47

15

Union

22

22

[3]

2

4

12

48

34

Nonunion

22

22

2

1

6

15

49

28

1 to 99 workers

21

21

9

12

47

29

    1 to 49 workers

20

21

10

12

45

29

    50 to 99 workers

22

22

7

12

51

30

100 workers or more

22

22

1

1

4

14

49

31

    100 to 499 workers

22

21

1

6

16

47

28

    500 workers or more

22

22

2

1

4

13

49

32

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.

2Employees eligible for paid vacations but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.

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.