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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated,  private industry 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 accumulated (in number of days)2

Mean
number of
days

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

6

15

30

65

130

51

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

10

24

50

90

130

61

    Management, business, and financial

15

38

75

130

55

    Professional and related

12

30

50

90

138

64

Service

13

25

60

81

38

    Protective service

30

Sales and office

20

25

60

120

45

    Sales and related

10

20

24

30

75

34

    Office and administrative support

19

30

80

130

53

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

5

11

30

130

49

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

12

30

130

51

Full time

6

16

30

65

130

50

Nonunion

15

30

60

120

44

Average wage within the following categories3:

           

    Second 25 percent

6

15

24

60

110

43

    Third 25 percent

6

15

30

65

130

50

    Highest 25 percent

10

20

50

105

150

67

        Highest 10 percent

10

20

50

120

165

74

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

10

20

30

72

130

54

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

6

20

24

80

150

51

        Wholesale trade

30

30

        Retail trade

6

24

24

30

43

28

        Utilities

65

75

90

120

125

97

    Information

14

65

90

130

61

    Financial activities

20

50

90

120

61

        Finance and insurance

15

60

90

130

68

            Credit intermediation and related activities

15

60

90

120

64

        Real estate and rental and leasing

32

    Professional and business services

30

63

130

50

        Professional and technical services

30

40

    Education and health services

12

30

60

90

130

64

        Educational services

10

30

60

120

130

77

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

16

36

120

130

83

        Health care and social assistance

13

30

60

72

130

61

    Other services

39

1 to 99 workers

13

30

45

90

39

    1 to 49 workers

12

30

36

90

35

    50 to 99 workers

10

15

25

60

45

100 workers or more

6

20

30

80

135

57

    100 to 499 workers

6

15

24

60

110

41

Geographic areas

           

Northeast

10

22

45

108

150

66

    New England

30

151

56

    Middle Atlantic

10

24

50

113

150

69

South

6

15

27

60

110

45

    South Atlantic

15

25

60

105

42

    East South Central

30

63

120

48

    West South Central

5

30

65

120

48

Midwest

10

21

30

80

135

56

    East North Central

10

24

30

80

135

57

West

5

12

30

60

110

44

    Mountain

10

20

30

60

110

45

    Pacific

5

10

24

60

110

43

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&nb sp;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.