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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

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

Characteristics

Carryover provision2

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

56

23

33

44

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

66

34

32

34

    Management, business, and financial

52

24

28

48

    Professional and related

72

38

34

28

        Teachers

88

54

33

12

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

89

55

33

11

        Registered nurses

77

28

49

23

Service

57

24

32

43

    Protective service

81

53

28

19

Sales and office

51

16

36

49

    Sales and related

51

10

41

49

    Office and administrative support

52

19

33

48

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

47

18

29

53

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

46

12

34

54

Production, transportation, and material moving

41

10

32

59

    Production

30

6

25

70

    Transportation and material moving

51

13

38

49

Full time

56

24

33

44

Union

74

43

32

26

Nonunion

51

18

33

49

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Lowest 25 percent

44

11

32

56

    Second 25 percent

56

19

37

44

    Third 25 percent

57

25

33

43

    Highest 25 percent

62

31

30

38

        Highest 10 percent

64

34

30

36

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

31

10

21

69

Service-providing industries

59

25

35

41

    Education and health services

78

39

39

22

        Educational services

88

55

33

12

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

58

32

11

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

89

52

37

11

        Health care and social assistance

65

19

47

35

            Hospitals

83

27

56

17

    Public administration

94

66

28

6

1 to 99 workers

39

10

28

61

    1 to 49 workers

35

9

26

65

    50 to 99 workers

48

13

34

52

100 workers or more

66

31

36

34

    100 to 499 workers

59

19

41

41

    500 workers or more

72

41

32

28

Geographic areas

       

New England

54

19

35

46

Middle Atlantic

50

21

29

50

East North Central

52

18

34

48

West North Central

58

19

39

42

South Atlantic

61

27

34

39

East South Central

68

32

36

32

West South Central

53

19

34

47

Mountain

64

23

41

36

Pacific

57

29

28

43

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.

2Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.

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. 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.