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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated,  State and local government
workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(Includes workers in sick leave plans1 that specify a fixed number of days and limit the number of accumulated
carryover days)

Characteristics

Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated2

Mean
number
of days

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

43

90

125

180

240

138

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

90

135

180

231

143

    Professional and related

60

100

145

180

230

145

        Teachers

60

100

150

180

240

150

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

60

100

150

180

240

149

Service

30

60

120

180

225

122

    Protective service

120

180

231

120

Sales and office

40

90

128

180

240

140

    Office and administrative support

45

90

130

180

240

141

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

126

Production, transportation, and material moving

130

219

250

149

Full time

42

90

125

180

240

138

Part time

93

120

180

250

145

Union

83

120

160

200

250

162

Nonunion

30

60

110

180

200

115

Average wage within the following categories3:

           

    Lowest 25 percent

30

60

120

180

200

119

        Lowest 10 percent

30

50

90

150

200

106

    Second 25 percent

45

90

120

180

240

136

    Third 25 percent

40

83

120

180

240

134

    Highest 25 percent

120

160

182

250

158

        Highest 10 percent

90

130

160

200

250

166

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

42

90

128

180

240

139

    Education and health services

57

100

145

180

240

147

        Educational services

57

100

145

180

240

147

            Elementary and secondary schools

50

90

140

180

240

145

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

90

120

180

180

200

160

        Health care and social assistance

90

180

146

            Hospitals

130

180

200

133

    Public administration

30

60

120

180

225

121

1 to 99 workers

30

60

90

120

180

96

    1 to 49 workers

90

120

89

    50 to 99 workers

60

100

120

180

103

100 workers or more

45

90

135

180

240

145

    100 to 499 workers

36

80

120

180

219

130

    500 workers or more

60

102

150

200

240

153

State government

120

180

180

240

156

Local government

40

90

120

180

234

134

Geographic areas

           

Northeast

120

150

180

200

300

181

    New England

105

120

150

200

250

160

    Middle Atlantic

150

160

200

225

300

194

South

30

66

120

180

240

123

    South Atlantic

60

90

120

180

180

127

    East South Central

141

    West South Central

30

100

156

108

Midwest

45

90

120

180

200

131

    East North Central

45

100

120

180

255

144

    West North Central

45

120

145

180

113

West

30

60

120

156

200

120

    Mountain

108

    Pacific

100

125

200

127

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

2The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th
percentile or median, half of participating workers receive the same as or more than the amount shown, and half receive the same as
or less than the amount shown. At the 25th percentile, one-fourth of participating workers receive the same or less than the amount
shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.

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: 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.