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Paid holidays: Number of days provided Data Table

Table 22. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, private industry 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

8

8

10

24

12

13

10

14

8

4

1

1

2

Worker characteristics

                         

Management, professional, and related

9

9

3

16

12

13

12

20

10

7

2

2

3

    Management, business, and financial

10

10

1

13

8

12

12

25

12

8

3

2

4

    Professional and related

9

9

4

17

14

14

12

17

9

7

2

1

3

Service

7

7

24

25

12

13

8

5

8

3

[2]

[2]

1

Sales and office

8

7

9

31

11

13

9

15

6

3

1

1

1

    Sales and related

7

6

15

46

9

11

7

7

3

2

[2]

    Office and administrative support

8

8

5

24

12

15

10

19

8

4

1

1

2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

7

7

14

29

16

10

9

9

6

3

1

1

2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

7

6

21

32

16

9

10

7

3

1

1

1

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

8

7

8

28

16

11

8

11

8

4

1

2

2

Production, transportation, and material moving

8

8

8

21

12

16

11

14

9

4

2

1

3

    Production

9

9

6

13

12

15

13

16

12

5

2

1

5

    Transportation and material moving

8

7

11

30

13

17

9

10

5

2

1

2

Full time

8

8

8

23

12

14

11

15

9

5

1

1

2

Part time

6

6

25

35

10

10

6

8

3

2

[2]

[2]

Union

10

10

4

14

8

12

11

15

13

8

3

3

8

Nonunion

8

8

10

25

13

14

10

14

7

4

1

1

1

Average wage within the following percentiles:3

                         

    Less than 10

6

6

39

31

10

7

7

3

    10 to under 25

7

6

20

37

14

10

6

7

3

1

[2]

    25 to under 50

8

7

9

30

13

16

10

11

7

2

1

[2]

1

    50 to under 75

8

8

6

22

12

14

11

16

10

5

1

1

1

    75 to under 90

9

9

4

16

11

14

12

19

9

6

2

2

6

    90 or greater

10

10

2

11

10

11

13

23

13

9

3

2

4

Establishment characteristics

                         

Goods-producing industries

9

9

7

16

11

13

14

16

12

5

3

1

4

    Construction

6

6

21

36

17

12

9

2

2

    Manufacturing

10

10

3

10

9

13

15

20

15

7

4

1

5

Service-providing industries

8

8

10

27

13

14

9

13

7

4

1

1

2

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

7

6

13

39

11

12

7

9

4

3

1

1

        Wholesale trade

8

8

3

23

18

16

11

14

6

6

2

        Retail trade

6

6

20

55

9

8

5

2

1

1

        Transportation and warehousing

8

8

7

21

10

23

9

20

6

3

1

        Utilities

10

11

4

9

19

14

    Information

9

9

14

21

9

10

14

16

7

6

2

    Financial activities

9

10

1

11

7

14

13

35

12

5

1

1

1

        Finance and insurance

9

10

8

6

14

13

41

10

6

1

1

            Credit intermediation and related activities

9

10

11

4

7

6

58

7

5

1

[2]

            Insurance carriers and related activities

9

9

5

11

27

18

17

11

8

        Real estate and rental and leasing

8

9

4

22

13

23

    Professional and business services

8

8

6

20

15

16

11

17

7

5

1

2

        Professional and technical services

9

9

2

8

15

21

15

24

6

7

        Administrative and waste services

7

7

14

34

15

12

8

8

7

2

    Education and health services

8

8

7

28

14

15

8

10

8

4

2

1

4

        Educational services

12

11

1

4

2

7

6

15

18

13

10

5

19

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

12

12

1

2

6

5

8

24

15

13

7

17

        Health care and social assistance

8

7

8

31

15

16

8

9

7

3

1

[2]

3

    Leisure and hospitality

6

6

37

20

13

14

8

4

4

        Accommodation and food services

5

6

41

22

11

12

8

    Other services

8

8

11

23

14

12

5

4

3

3

2

1 to 99 workers

7

7

14

26

15

12

10

13

6

2

1

1

1

    1 to 49 workers

7

7

14

26

14

13

10

13

5

2

1

1

1

    50 to 99 workers

8

7

12

26

16

10

12

12

7

3

1

1

100 workers or more

9

8

6

22

10

14

10

15

10

6

2

1

4

    100 to 499 workers

8

8

7

26

10

15

11

13

9

5

1

1

2

    500 workers or more

9

9

5

18

9

13

9

17

12

7

3

1

5

Geographic areas

                         

Metropolitan areas

8

8

9

23

12

13

11

14

8

5

1

1

3

Nonmetropolitan areas

7

7

15

29

11

15

8

12

8

2

1

New England

9

10

5

16

5

9

9

26

13

9

2

2

3

Middle Atlantic

9

9

8

19

10

12

12

12

10

8

1

2

5

East North Central

8

8

6

26

15

14

9

13

7

3

2

1

5

West North Central

8

7

7

34

13

16

6

10

9

1

2

1

South Atlantic

8

7

13

27

12

11

10

15

6

3

1

[2]

1

East South Central

7

7

19

29

12

18

7

7

4

2

West South Central

8

8

11

25

12

15

10

14

7

3

1

1

1

Mountain

8

8

10

26

13

15

12

12

8

3

1

1

Pacific

8

8

10

18

12

14

12

18

8

5

2

1

1

Footnotes:

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

2Less than 0.5 percent.

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.

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.