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Paid holidays: Number of days provided

Table 34. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, private industry workers,  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

10

25

13

14

9

14

6

4

1

1

2

8

8

Worker characteristics

                         

Management, professional, and related

3

15

13

14

12

21

9

7

2

2

2

9

9

    Management, business, and financial

2

11

11

14

13

25

9

8

2

2

2

9

9

    Professional and related

3

17

14

14

11

19

8

7

2

2

2

9

9

Service

26

27

14

13

5

5

4

2

1

1

1

6

6

    Protective service

29

5

5

3

7

7

Sales and office

10

32

13

13

8

14

5

3

1

1

1

7

7

    Sales and related

16

47

12

10

5

6

2

1

[1]

6

6

    Office and administrative support

7

24

14

14

10

19

6

3

1

1

1

8

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

10

31

18

13

7

11

5

3

1

[1]

1

7

7

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

14

32

18

13

8

8

3

1

1

7

7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

7

30

18

12

7

13

6

4

1

[1]

1

8

7

Production, transportation, and material moving

9

23

12

16

10

14

7

4

2

1

3

8

8

    Production

6

18

12

14

10

18

8

6

3

1

4

9

9

    Transportation and material moving

11

30

12

17

9

10

5

3

1

1

1

7

7

Full time

8

23

14

14

10

16

7

5

2

1

2

8

8

Part time

28

35

11

10

4

7

3

1

[1]

[1]

1

6

6

Union

2

15

10

18

11

16

11

7

3

2

5

9

9

Nonunion

11

26

14

13

9

14

5

4

1

1

1

8

7

Average wage within the following categories:2

                         

    Lowest 25 percent

27

35

14

10

4

5

2

1

[1]

6

6

        Lowest 10 percent

49

26

11

7

3

2

2

5

6

    Second 25 percent

11

32

14

14

8

12

5

2

1

1

1

7

7

    Third 25 percent

6

22

13

15

10

16

8

5

2

1

1

8

8

    Highest 25 percent

3

13

12

15

12

22

9

8

2

1

3

9

9

        Highest 10 percent

2

11

11

13

13

24

10

10

3

1

2

9

10

Establishment characteristics

                         

Goods-producing industries

6

17

11

13

12

18

9

7

3

1

3

9

9

    Construction

15

35

19

13

8

6

2

[1]

7

6

    Manufacturing

3

12

9

13

13

21

11

9

3

2

4

9

9

Service-providing industries

11

27

14

14

8

14

5

3

1

1

1

8

7

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

14

40

12

13

7

7

4

2

1

[1]

1

7

6

        Wholesale trade

5

22

19

18

11

10

7

4

1

1

2

8

8

        Retail trade

21

56

10

7

3

2

1

6

6

        Transportation and warehousing

6

22

9

24

7

17

9

8

8

        Utilities

20

20

15

10

11

10

10

    Information

16

30

17

9

17

7

4

[1]

8

8

    Financial activities

1

11

8

19

13

35

9

3

1

[1]

1

9

9

        Finance and insurance

1

8

6

20

14

41

7

3

1

[1]

1

9

10

            Credit intermediation and related activities

2

7

3

14

7

57

6

3

1

9

10

            Insurance carriers and related activities

9

12

28

18

20

8

3

1

9

9

        Real estate and rental and leasing

3

24

17

13

10

10

4

8

8

    Professional and business services

7

21

14

16

10

18

6

6

1

8

8

        Professional and technical services

2

12

14

18

13

24

6

8

9

9

        Administrative and waste services

14

36

15

13

5

8

5

3

7

7

    Education and health services

7

29

16

12

8

11

6

3

2

2

3

8

7

        Educational services

2

2

4

10

6

15

14

14

12

8

15

12

11

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2

1

2

7

7

10

16

15

15

11

15

12

12

        Health care and social assistance

8

33

18

12

8

11

5

2

1

7

7

    Leisure and hospitality

46

13

14

14

5

2

3

5

6

        Accommodation and food services

53

10

15

14

5

5

5

    Other services

10

26

13

14

7

11

4

6

2

4

3

8

8

1 to 99 workers

14

27

15

14

9

13

4

3

1

1

1

7

7

    1 to 49 workers

14

27

16

15

8

13

4

2

1

1

1

7

7

    50 to 99 workers

14

26

14

12

11

13

4

4

1

7

7

100 workers or more

7

23

12

14

9

16

8

6

2

1

2

8

8

    100 to 499 workers

8

28

14

12

10

14

7

3

2

1

1

8

8

    500 workers or more

5

16

9

15

9

19

10

9

3

2

4

9

9

Geographic areas

                         

New England

5

15

11

11

12

22

10

7

2

1

3

9

9

Middle Atlantic

10

21

13

12

10

15

8

6

2

1

3

8

8

East North Central

8

27

15

13

10

14

5

3

2

1

3

8

8

West North Central

6

31

19

15

9

8

6

1

3

8

7

South Atlantic

14

29

13

12

7

14

4

4

1

1

1

7

7

East South Central

18

21

14

16

9

12

5

3

1

7

7

West South Central

14

27

12

13

8

14

6

4

1

1

1

8

7

Mountain

11

28

12

18

8

11

7

3

1

8

7

Pacific

8

20

13

19

9

17

6

5

2

1

1

8

8

1Less 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.

2The 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.