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Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Sick leave provision

Fixed number
of days per
year2

As needed3

As part of
consolidated
leave plan4

All workers

73

6

22

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

69

7

24

    Management, business, and financial

68

8

24

    Professional and related

70

6

24

        Teachers

85

5

10

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

87

4

9

        Registered nurses

44

1

55

Service

71

5

24

    Protective service

80

5

15

Sales and office

75

5

20

    Sales and related

78

5

17

    Office and administrative support

73

5

22

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

74

9

17

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

74

Full time

72

6

22

Union

84

3

13

Nonunion

70

6

24

Average wage within the following categories5:

     

    Second 25 percent

74

4

21

    Third 25 percent

73

4

22

    Highest 25 percent

70

8

22

        Highest 10 percent

71

9

20

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

73

5

22

    Education and health services

70

3

27

        Educational services

87

3

10

            Elementary and secondary schools

88

2

10

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

86

5

10

        Health care and social assistance

57

3

40

            Hospitals

50

1

49

    Public administration

82

4

15

1 to 99 workers

71

9

21

    1 to 49 workers

70

11

20

    50 to 99 workers

74

4

22

100 workers or more

74

4

23

    100 to 499 workers

76

3

21

    500 workers or more

72

4

24

Geographic areas

     

Northeast

75

7

18

    New England

70

7

23

    Middle Atlantic

77

7

16

South

73

4

23

    South Atlantic

72

5

23

    East South Central

75

5

20

    West South Central

72

2

26

Midwest

69

7

24

    East North Central

71

5

23

    West North Central

65

West

73

6

21

    Mountain

68

5

27

    Pacific

76

6

18

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.

2Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.

3Plan does not specify maximum number of days.

4A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.

5Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the
occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold.  The categories
were formed using percentile estimates generated using ECEC data for March 2014.


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/glossary20132014.htm.