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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 civilian workers,2 National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Paid sick leave days by length of service3

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

19

44

30

6

1

8

6

Full time

18

44

31

6

1

8

6

Union

14

25

48

12

1

10

10

Nonunion

20

50

25

4

1

8

6

1 to 99 workers

25

53

18

3

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

26

53

18

3

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

24

53

20

7

6

100 workers or more

15

39

37

8

1

9

8

    100 to 499 workers

19

50

25

5

1

8

6

    500 workers or more

12

29

47

10

1

10

10

After 5 years

             

All workers

18

45

30

7

1

9

6

Full time

17

44

31

7

1

9

6

Union

13

26

46

14

1

10

10

Nonunion

19

50

25

5

1

8

6

1 to 99 workers

24

53

18

4

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

25

53

18

4

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

23

53

20

3

1

8

6

100 workers or more

14

40

36

8

2

10

9

    100 to 499 workers

17

51

25

6

1

8

6

    500 workers or more

11

30

47

11

2

11

10

After 10 years

             

All workers

18

44

30

7

1

9

6

Full time

17

44

31

7

2

9

7

Union

13

26

46

15

1

11

10

Nonunion

19

49

25

5

2

9

6

1 to 99 workers

24

52

19

4

1

7

5

    1 to 49 workers

25

52

18

4

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

23

52

21

3

1

8

6

100 workers or more

14

39

36

9

2

10

9

    100 to 499 workers

17

50

25

6

1

9

6

    500 workers or more

11

30

46

11

2

12

10

After 20 years

             

All workers

18

44

30

7

2

9

6

Full time

16

44

31

7

2

10

7

Union

12

26

46

14

2

11

10

Nonunion

19

49

25

5

2

9

6

1 to 99 workers

24

52

19

4

1

8

5

    1 to 49 workers

25

52

18

4

1

7

5

    50 to 99 workers

23

52

21

3

1

8

6

100 workers or more

14

39

36

9

2

11

9

    100 to 499 workers

17

50

25

6

2

9

6

    500 workers or more

11

30

46

11

2

12

10

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.

2Includes 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.

3Employees 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/glossary20142015.htm .