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Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Sick leave provision

Fixed number
of days per
year1

As needed2

As part of
consolidated
leave plan3

All workers

84

2

13

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

86

2

12

    Professional and related

86

2

12

        Teachers

87

2

11

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

88

2

10

Service

83

3

14

    Protective service

81

5

14

Sales and office

84

3

13

    Office and administrative support

84

3

13

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

85

2

13

Production, transportation, and material moving

80

Full time

84

2

13

Part time

87

3

11

Union

86

3

11

Nonunion

83

2

15

Average wage within the following categories4:

     

    Lowest 25 percent

84

1

14

        Lowest 10 percent

84

1

15

    Second 25 percent

85

2

13

    Third 25 percent

81

3

16

    Highest 25 percent

87

3

10

        Highest 10 percent

89

3

8

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

84

2

13

    Education and health services

86

2

12

        Educational services

88

2

10

            Elementary and secondary schools

88

2

10

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

88

        Health care and social assistance

73

3

24

            Hospitals

71

4

25

    Public administration

82

4

15

1 to 99 workers

81

3

16

    1 to 49 workers

84

    50 to 99 workers

78

100 workers or more

85

2

13

    100 to 499 workers

89

2

9

    500 workers or more

84

3

14

State government

89

2

9

Local government

83

3

15

Geographic areas

     

Northeast

91

3

5

    New England

93

    Middle Atlantic

90

South

83

2

16

    South Atlantic

80

    East South Central

85

2

13

    West South Central

86

Midwest

86

2

12

    East North Central

89

2

9

    West North Central

82

West

80

4

16

    Mountain

83

    Pacific

79

4

17

1Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.

2Plan does not specify maximum number of days.

3A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.

4Surveyed 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.