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Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 civilian workers,2 National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Paid sick leave days by length of service3

Mean
number of
days

Median
number of
days

Less than 5
days

5 to 9 days

10 to 14
days

15 to 29
days

Greater
than 29
days

After 1 year

             

All workers

17

45

31

6

1

9

6

Full time

16

45

31

7

1

9

6

Part time

29

44

23

7

6

Union

11

24

50

14

1

10

10

Nonunion

18

51

25

4

1

8

6

1 to 99 workers

24

54

18

3

[4]

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

24

55

18

3

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

25

52

18

7

6

100 workers or more

13

40

38

8

1

10

9

    100 to 499 workers

17

53

25

5

[4]

7

6

    500 workers or more

9

29

49

11

2

11

10

After 5 years

             

All workers

16

45

31

7

2

9

6

Full time

14

45

32

7

2

9

7

Part time

28

44

23

7

6

Union

10

24

49

15

1

11

10

Nonunion

17

51

26

5

2

9

6

1 to 99 workers

23

54

19

4

1

7

6

    1 to 49 workers

22

55

18

3

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

24

52

19

7

6

100 workers or more

11

39

38

9

2

10

10

    100 to 499 workers

15

52

26

6

1

8

6

    500 workers or more

8

28

49

11

4

12

10

After 10 years

             

All workers

15

45

31

7

2

10

7

Full time

14

45

32

8

2

10

7

Part time

28

44

23

7

6

Union

10

24

48

16

1

11

10

Nonunion

17

51

26

5

2

9

6

1 to 99 workers

23

54

19

4

1

7

6

    1 to 49 workers

22

55

19

3

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

24

52

19

7

6

100 workers or more

11

39

38

9

2

11

10

    100 to 499 workers

15

52

26

6

1

8

6

    500 workers or more

8

28

48

12

4

13

10

After 20 years

             

All workers

15

45

31

7

2

10

7

Full time

14

45

31

8

2

10

7

Part time

28

44

24

7

6

Union

10

24

48

16

2

12

10

Nonunion

17

51

26

5

2

10

6

1 to 99 workers

23

54

19

4

1

7

6

    1 to 49 workers

22

55

19

4

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

23

52

19

7

6

100 workers or more

11

39

38

9

3

12

10

    100 to 499 workers

15

52

26

6

1

9

6

    500 workers or more

8

28

48

12

4

14

10

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.

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 sick leave 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. 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.