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Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 private industry workers, 
National Compensation Survey, March 2014

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

Characteristics

Paid sick leave days by length of service2

Mean
number of
days

Median
number of
days

Less than 5
days

5 to 9 days

10 to 14
days

15 to 29
days

Greater
than 29
days

After 1 year

             

All workers

21

54

21

3

1

7

6

Full time

20

54

22

3

1

8

6

Nonunion

22

55

20

2

1

7

6

1 to 99 workers

26

55

16

2

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

25

56

16

2

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

29

52

18

7

5

100 workers or more

18

53

25

3

2

8

6

    100 to 499 workers

19

61

17

2

1

7

6

After 5 years

             

All workers

20

54

21

3

2

8

6

Full time

18

54

22

3

2

8

6

Nonunion

20

55

20

3

2

8

6

1 to 99 workers

25

55

17

2

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

24

56

16

2

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

27

52

17

7

5

100 workers or more

16

53

26

3

3

9

6

    100 to 499 workers

17

61

18

2

2

8

6

After 10 years

             

All workers

20

53

22

3

2

9

6

Full time

18

54

23

3

2

9

6

Nonunion

20

55

21

3

2

8

6

1 to 99 workers

25

55

17

2

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

24

56

17

3

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

27

52

18

8

5

100 workers or more

16

52

26

3

3

10

6

    100 to 499 workers

17

61

18

2

2

8

6

After 20 years

             

All workers

20

54

22

3

2

9

6

Full time

18

54

23

3

2

9

6

Nonunion

20

55

21

3

2

9

6

1 to 99 workers

25

55

17

3

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

24

56

17

3

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

27

52

18

8

5

100 workers or more

15

52

26

3

3

10

6

    100 to 499 workers

17

61

18

2

2

9

6

1Employees either are granted a specific number of days after completion of the indicated length of service or accrue days during the next 12-month period.
The total number of days is assumed to be available for use immediately upon completion of the service interval. Periods of service are chosen arbitrarily and do
not necessarily reflect individual provisions for progression.

2Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.


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.