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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

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

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

Characteristics

Carryover provision1

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

44

9

34

56

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

49

15

35

51

    Management, business, and financial

40

11

29

60

    Professional and related

54

17

38

46

Service

41

7

35

59

Sales and office

45

8

37

55

    Sales and related

50

9

42

50

    Office and administrative support

42

8

34

58

Natural resources, construction, and
 maintenance:
   Installation, maintenance, and repair

38

5

34

62

Production, transportation, and material moving

37

6

31

63

    Production

29

4

24

71

    Transportation and material moving

46

8

38

54

Full time

43

10

34

57

Nonunion

43

9

34

57

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

37

6

30

63

    Second 25 percent

48

8

40

52

    Third 25 percent

43

9

34

57

    Highest 25 percent

44

13

32

56

        Highest 10 percent

47

15

32

53

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

29

8

21

71

    Manufacturing

30

8

22

70

Service-providing industries

46

10

37

54

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

52

8

44

48

        Wholesale trade

31

5

26

69

        Retail trade

54

9

45

46

        Transportation and warehousing

68

8

61

32

        Utilities

66

24

42

34

    Information

32

9

23

68

    Financial activities

36

8

28

64

        Finance and insurance

37

9

27

63

            Credit intermediation and related activities

32

8

24

68

        Real estate and rental and leasing

35

65

    Professional and business services

36

11

25

64

        Professional and technical services

44

16

28

56

    Education and health services

63

13

49

37

        Educational services

65

16

50

35

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

82

19

63

18

        Health care and social assistance

62

13

49

38

    Other services

45

11

34

55

1 to 99 workers

35

7

28

65

    1 to 49 workers

32

6

26

68

    50 to 99 workers

42

9

33

58

100 workers or more

52

12

40

48

    100 to 499 workers

51

11

40

49

Geographic areas

       

New England

42

10

32

58

Middle Atlantic

37

9

29

63

East North Central

38

7

31

62

West North Central

43

7

36

57

South Atlantic

51

12

39

49

East South Central

53

13

40

47

West South Central

42

7

35

58

Mountain

54

9

45

46

Pacific

45

12

33

55

1Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused
sick leave from year to year.


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&nb sp;details.