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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

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

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

Characteristics

Carryover provision1

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

46

10

36

54

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

49

15

35

51

    Management, business, and financial

41

12

29

59

    Professional and related

55

16

39

45

Service

45

6

40

55

    Protective service

36

64

Sales and office

48

11

37

52

    Sales and related

55

10

44

45

    Office and administrative support

44

11

33

56

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

32

6

26

68

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

37

6

32

63

Full time

45

11

35

55

Nonunion

46

11

35

54

Average wage within the following categories2:

       

    Second 25 percent

50

11

39

50

    Third 25 percent

46

11

35

54

    Highest 25 percent

44

11

33

56

        Highest 10 percent

46

12

34

54

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

49

11

38

51

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

53

8

44

47

        Wholesale trade

31

7

24

69

        Retail trade

58

9

49

42

        Utilities

59

15

43

41

    Information

32

10

22

68

    Financial activities

42

10

32

58

        Finance and insurance

42

9

33

58

            Credit intermediation and related activities

42

7

35

58

        Real estate and rental and leasing

45

55

    Professional and business services

34

10

23

66

        Professional and technical services

37

15

22

63

    Education and health services

66

17

49

34

        Educational services

66

18

47

34

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

84

22

62

16

        Health care and social assistance

67

17

50

33

    Other services

56

44

1 to 99 workers

35

10

25

65

    1 to 49 workers

33

10

23

67

    50 to 99 workers

39

9

30

61

100 workers or more

55

11

45

45

    100 to 499 workers

55

10

45

45

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

40

6

34

60

    New England

40

7

34

60

    Middle Atlantic

40

6

34

60

South

50

14

36

50

    South Atlantic

50

15

35

50

    East South Central

54

19

36

46

    West South Central

48

10

38

52

Midwest

39

8

31

61

    East North Central

36

7

28

64

West

51

11

40

49

    Mountain

57

11

46

43

    Pacific

49

10

38

51

1Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.

2Surveyed 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.