Paid holidays: Number of days provided

Table 33. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers with paid holidays = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Paid holidays

Mean
number
of days

Median
number
of days

Less
than 5
days

5
days

6
days

7
days

8
days

9
days

10
days

11
days

12
days

13
days

14
days

Greater
than 14
days

All workers

7

3

21

13

12

9

14

8

6

3

1

3

8

8

Worker characteristics

                           

Management, professional, and related

2

1

15

12

13

11

17

10

8

4

2

4

9

9

    Management, business, and financial

2

1

12

10

15

12

22

10

8

4

2

3

9

9

    Professional and related

3

1

16

13

13

10

14

10

8

5

2

4

9

9

        Teachers

8

3

13

5

7

10

13

10

7

5

7

12

10

10

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

11

22

5

6

10

8

6

2

10

9

        Registered nurses

1

28

16

24

11

4

5

3

1

1

8

8

Service

14

3

27

15

9

6

8

6

5

3

2

3

8

7

    Protective service

3

11

9

8

9

11

18

13

10

5

10

10

Sales and office

11

3

24

13

11

8

14

6

4

2

1

1

8

7

    Sales and related

24

5

32

12

9

7

5

3

1

[2]

6

6

    Office and administrative support

5

2

20

14

12

9

19

7

5

3

1

2

8

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

5

5

28

16

11

8

10

7

4

3

1

2

8

7

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

7

5

28

11

13

11

8

7

5

4

[2]

2

8

7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

4

5

28

19

9

7

11

7

4

2

1

2

8

7

Production, transportation, and material moving

5

4

20

13

15

11

15

8

4

2

1

2

8

8

    Production

3

17

12

13

15

18

10

5

2

3

9

9

    Transportation and material moving

8

5

24

15

17

8

11

6

3

2

1

2

8

7

Full time

5

2

21

13

13

10

15

9

6

3

1

3

9

8

Part time

27

5

26

13

10

4

8

2

1

2

[2]

1

6

6

Union

2

2

12

9

12

8

12

14

13

7

4

6

10

10

Nonunion

8

3

23

14

12

9

14

7

4

2

1

2

8

8

Average wage within the following categories:3

                           

    Lowest 25 percent

23

5

32

14

9

5

7

3

1

1

[2]

1

6

6

        Lowest 10 percent

32

6

29

12

8

4

5

2

6

6

    Second 25 percent

6

3

26

15

13

9

13

6

4

3

1

2

8

8

    Third 25 percent

3

2

17

13

12

11

16

10

7

4

2

4

9

9

    Highest 25 percent

2

1

13

12

14

11

17

11

9

5

2

3

9

9

        Highest 10 percent

2

1

11

9

14

12

19

10

10

6

2

4

10

10

Establishment characteristics

                           

Goods-producing industries

3

3

15

11

13

15

17

9

7

2

1

2

9

9

Service-providing industries

8

2

23

14

12

8

13

8

5

3

1

3

8

8

    Education and health services

4

1

24

14

9

7

11

8

7

6

4

6

9

8

        Educational services

4

2

6

4

6

9

14

13

9

10

8

15

11

11

            Elementary and secondary schools

7

3

11

4

4

8

13

11

8

7

9

14

11

10

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2

1

2

9

13

15

12

13

8

17

12

11

        Health care and social assistance

3

33

20

10

6

9

6

5

4

2

8

7

            Hospitals

2

33

19

14

8

6

6

5

[2]

2

8

7

    Public administration

[2]

[2]

2

9

14

27

25

14

4

4

11

11

1 to 99 workers

11

4

26

17

11

9

12

5

3

2

[2]

1

7

7

    1 to 49 workers

11

4

26

17

11

8

12

5

2

2

[2]

2

7

7

    50 to 99 workers

9

2

26

15

11

11

12

6

3

2

[2]

1

8

7

100 workers or more

5

2

17

11

13

10

15

10

8

4

2

4

9

9

    100 to 499 workers

7

2

22

12

14

9

13

8

6

3

1

2

8

8

    500 workers or more

2

1

12

9

11

10

18

12

10

5

3

6

10

10

Geographic areas

                           

Northeast

6

2

16

14

11

10

15

8

10

4

1

3

9

9

    New England

8

3

14

14

8

9

15

12

9

4

1

3

9

9

    Middle Atlantic

6

2

16

14

12

10

15

7

10

4

1

3

9

9

South

9

3

22

13

12

9

14

7

4

2

1

2

8

8

    South Atlantic

9

3

23

12

12

9

13

8

5

3

2

1

8

8

    East South Central

11

4

17

10

13

8

17

8

5

2

[2]

4

8

8

    West South Central

7

4

24

16

11

10

12

6

3

2

1

3

8

7

Midwest

6

2

25

14

13

9

13

7

4

3

1

3

8

8

    East North Central

6

2

23

15

12

10

15

6

4

3

1

4

8

8

    West North Central

6

28

13

14

8

12

8

5

2

2

8

8

West

7

2

21

13

13

9

14

10

5

4

2

2

8

8

    Mountain

7

2

23

14

15

8

16

9

3

2

8

8

    Pacific

7

2

19

12

12

9

13

10

6

5

3

3

9

8

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for
further explanation.

2Less than 0.5.

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 wage data for March 2015.


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/glossary20142015.htm .