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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Carryover provision2

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

58

23

35

42

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

66

31

35

34

    Management, business, and financial

52

22

31

48

    Professional and related

72

35

36

28

        Teachers

85

51

34

15

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

86

51

34

14

        Registered nurses

84

30

54

16

Service

62

25

37

38

    Protective service

79

50

29

21

Sales and office

53

17

36

47

    Sales and related

53

9

43

47

    Office and administrative support

53

20

32

47

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

44

16

28

56

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

41

11

29

59

Full time

57

23

34

43

Union

72

39

33

28

Nonunion

54

18

36

46

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Second 25 percent

56

21

35

44

    Third 25 percent

60

24

35

40

    Highest 25 percent

61

28

33

39

        Highest 10 percent

62

28

34

38

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

61

24

37

39

    Education and health services

80

39

41

20

        Educational services

86

54

32

14

            Elementary and secondary schools

86

55

31

14

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

90

55

35

10

        Health care and social assistance

73

22

50

27

            Hospitals

86

30

56

14

    Public administration

95

67

28

5

1 to 99 workers

39

13

27

61

    1 to 49 workers

37

12

25

63

    50 to 99 workers

45

15

30

55

100 workers or more

69

29

40

31

    100 to 499 workers

62

17

45

38

    500 workers or more

75

39

36

25

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

53

19

35

47

    New England

59

19

41

41

    Middle Atlantic

52

19

33

48

South

59

26

33

41

    South Atlantic

58

27

31

42

    East South Central

66

26

39

34

    West South Central

58

23

34

42

Midwest

53

18

35

47

    East North Central

49

17

31

51

    West North Central

62

20

42

38

West

64

26

39

36

    Mountain

67

23

45

33

    Pacific

63

27

36

37

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.

2Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.

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. 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 .