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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 private industry workers, 
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 service2

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

20

55

21

3

1

8

6

Full time

18

56

22

3

1

8

6

Part time

32

49

17

6

5

Union

18

43

33

5

1

8

6

Nonunion

20

57

19

2

1

8

6

1 to 99 workers

26

57

15

2

[3]

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

25

57

16

1

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

27

57

13

6

5

100 workers or more

15

54

26

4

2

9

6

    100 to 499 workers

19

63

17

2

[3]

7

6

    500 workers or more

9

42

39

6

4

11

9

After 5 years

             

All workers

18

55

22

3

2

8

6

Full time

16

56

23

3

2

9

6

Part time

31

50

17

7

5

Union

16

44

33

5

2

9

6

Nonunion

18

57

20

2

2

8

6

1 to 99 workers

24

57

16

2

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

23

58

16

2

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

26

57

14

6

6

100 workers or more

13

53

27

3

3

10

6

    100 to 499 workers

17

62

18

2

1

7

6

    500 workers or more

8

41

40

5

7

13

10

After 10 years

             

All workers

18

55

22

3

2

9

6

Full time

16

56

23

3

2

9

6

Part time

31

49

17

7

6

Union

16

44

32

6

2

10

7

Nonunion

18

56

21

2

2

9

6

1 to 99 workers

24

57

16

2

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

23

57

17

2

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

26

56

14

7

6

100 workers or more

13

53

27

4

3

11

6

    100 to 499 workers

16

62

18

2

1

8

6

    500 workers or more

8

40

40

6

7

15

10

After 20 years

             

All workers

18

55

22

3

2

9

6

Full time

16

56

23

3

2

10

6

Part time

31

49

17

7

6

Union

16

44

31

7

2

10

7

Nonunion

18

56

21

2

2

9

6

1 to 99 workers

24

57

16

2

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

23

57

17

2

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

26

56

15

7

6

100 workers or more

12

53

27

4

3

12

6

    100 to 499 workers

16

63

18

2

1

8

6

    500 workers or more

7

40

40

6

7

16

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.

3Less than 0.5 percent.

2Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the
minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.


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.