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Paid holidays: number of days provided

Table 34. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers with paid holidays = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Paid holidays

Mean
number of
days

Median
number of
days

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

9

22

12

12

9

14

8

6

3

2

3

8

8

Worker characteristics

                         

Management, professional, and related

3

13

11

12

11

19

11

9

4

2

3

9

9

    Management, business, and financial

2

9

10

13

12

24

12

10

4

2

3

10

10

    Professional and related

4

15

12

12

10

17

10

9

4

3

4

9

9

        Teachers

11

10

5

7

9

11

16

10

6

6

8

10

10

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

14

16

6

6

6

12

16

7

8

10

10

        Registered nurses

8

37

18

10

6

8

4

4

2

1

1

7

7

Service

21

22

12

11

6

7

7

6

4

2

3

8

7

    Protective service

6

9

6

4

9

13

20

13

13

3

5

10

11

Sales and office

9

29

12

12

8

14

6

4

2

1

1

8

7

    Sales and related

16

46

12

10

5

6

3

2

[2]

[2]

[2]

7

6

    Office and administrative support

6

21

12

13

10

18

8

6

3

2

2

8

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

9

27

16

12

7

12

7

5

2

1

2

8

7

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

12

28

15

12

8

10

7

5

2

[2]

1

8

7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

7

27

16

11

7

14

8

5

2

1

2

8

8

Production, transportation, and material moving

9

23

12

15

9

14

8

5

2

1

3

8

8

    Production

6

17

12

14

10

18

9

6

3

1

4

9

9

    Transportation and material moving

11

28

12

17

8

10

6

3

1

1

2

8

7

Full time

7

20

12

13

9

15

9

7

3

2

3

9

8

Part time

26

33

10

10

5

7

4

1

1

1

2

6

6

Union

3

11

6

11

9

14

15

12

8

4

6

10

10

Nonunion

11

24

13

13

9

14

7

5

2

1

2

8

8

Average wage within the following categories:3

                         

    Lowest 25 percent

25

34

14

10

5

6

3

2

[2]

[2]

1

6

6

        Lowest 10 percent

43

29

12

7

3

3

2

1

[2]

5

6

    Second 25 percent

9

27

12

13

9

13

7

4

2

1

2

8

8

    Third 25 percent

5

18

11

13

10

17

11

7

4

2

3

9

9

    Highest 25 percent

3

11

11

12

11

20

11

10

5

2

4

10

10

        Highest 10 percent

2

9

10

11

13

22

12

11

5

2

3

10

10

Establishment characteristics

                         

Goods-producing industries

6

17

11

13

12

18

9

7

3

1

3

9

9

Service-providing industries

10

23

12

12

8

14

8

6

3

2

2

8

8

    Education and health services

7

22

12

10

8

12

9

7

5

4

6

9

8

        Educational services

6

6

4

7

7

14

13

11

10

8

15

11

11

            Elementary and secondary schools

10

11

5

5

7

13

12

8

9

7

14

11

11

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2

1

2

8

7

11

15

15

13

9

16

12

12

        Health care and social assistance

8

31

17

11

8

11

6

4

2

8

7

            Hospitals

4

37

17

9

8

7

5

8

4

8

7

    Public administration

[2]

1

10

15

26

24

15

5

4

11

11

1 to 99 workers

13

26

15

14

9

13

5

3

1

1

1

8

7

    1 to 49 workers

13

26

15

14

8

13

5

3

1

1

1

7

7

    50 to 99 workers

14

25

13

12

12

12

5

4

1

1

1

8

7

100 workers or more

6

19

10

11

9

15

11

8

4

2

4

9

9

    100 to 499 workers

8

25

13

11

9

14

9

5

3

1

1

8

8

    500 workers or more

5

12

6

11

9

17

13

12

6

3

6

10

10

Geographic areas

                         

New England

5

14

10

10

11

20

12

10

5

1

3

9

10

Middle Atlantic

9

18

12

11

9

14

9

9

3

2

4

9

9

East North Central

8

24

13

11

11

15

5

4

3

1

3

8

8

West North Central

6

27

17

14

8

10

4

3

1

8

8

South Atlantic

12

26

11

10

8

14

7

7

2

1

1

8

8

East South Central

17

17

11

16

8

13

6

5

2

1

5

8

8

West South Central

13

24

11

11

8

13

8

5

2

2

3

8

8

Mountain

10

25

11

16

8

14

9

4

2

8

8

Pacific

7

17

11

16

9

16

10

6

5

3

2

9

8

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.

2Less than 0.5 percent.

3The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold. The average wages
are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2010." 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. For definitions of major
plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20102011.htm.