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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2014

(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

57

23

34

43

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

65

32

33

35

    Management, business, and financial

50

22

29

50

    Professional and related

71

37

35

29

        Teachers

85

52

33

15

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

87

53

34

13

        Registered nurses

78

25

53

22

Service

59

24

35

41

    Protective service

76

49

27

24

Sales and office

53

18

36

47

    Sales and related

55

11

44

45

    Office and administrative support

52

20

32

48

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

43

16

27

57

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

44

12

32

56

Full time

57

23

33

43

Union

73

40

33

27

Nonunion

52

18

34

48

Average wage within the following categories3:

       

    Second 25 percent

58

21

36

42

    Third 25 percent

58

25

33

42

    Highest 25 percent

60

28

32

40

        Highest 10 percent

61

29

32

39

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

60

25

35

40

    Education and health services

79

40

39

21

        Educational services

87

55

32

13

            Elementary and secondary schools

88

57

31

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

90

55

35

10

        Health care and social assistance

69

22

47

31

            Hospitals

85

29

56

15

    Public administration

95

67

28

5

1 to 99 workers

38

12

26

62

    1 to 49 workers

35

12

23

65

    50 to 99 workers

45

14

31

55

100 workers or more

68

29

39

32

    100 to 499 workers

62

18

44

38

    500 workers or more

73

39

34

27

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

52

18

34

48

    New England

53

17

36

47

    Middle Atlantic

51

19

33

49

South

60

26

34

40

    South Atlantic

59

27

32

41

    East South Central

66

33

33

34

    West South Central

58

22

36

42

Midwest

52

19

34

48

    East North Central

49

18

31

51

    West North Central

61

20

40

39

West

61

26

35

39

    Mountain

65

24

42

35

    Pacific

59

27

33

41

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.

3Surveyed 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. 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.