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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 State and local government
workers, 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 service2

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

7

15

60

17

[3]

11

12

Full time

7

14

61

17

[3]

11

12

Part time

22

51

17

10

11

Union

6

10

64

20

[3]

12

12

Nonunion

9

20

56

15

[3]

11

12

1 to 99 workers

22

52

22

11

12

    1 to 49 workers

16

54

25

12

12

    50 to 99 workers

49

19

11

12

100 workers or more

8

14

61

17

[3]

11

12

    100 to 499 workers

7

13

60

20

1

12

12

    500 workers or more

8

15

61

16

[3]

11

12

After 5 years

             

All workers

7

15

59

19

[3]

12

12

Full time

7

14

59

20

[3]

12

12

Part time

22

52

17

11

11

Union

6

10

61

23

[3]

12

12

Nonunion

8

20

56

16

[3]

11

12

1 to 99 workers

21

51

24

12

12

    1 to 49 workers

15

52

29

12

12

    50 to 99 workers

50

18

11

12

100 workers or more

7

14

59

19

[3]

12

12

    100 to 499 workers

7

12

57

23

1

12

12

    500 workers or more

7

14

60

17

[3]

11

12

After 10 years

             

All workers

7

15

58

20

[3]

12

12

Full time

7

14

58

20

1

12

12

Part time

21

52

18

11

11

Union

6

9

61

24

[3]

12

12

Nonunion

8

21

54

16

[3]

11

12

1 to 99 workers

20

52

25

12

12

    1 to 49 workers

14

53

30

13

12

    50 to 99 workers

50

19

11

12

100 workers or more

7

14

58

20

[3]

12

12

    100 to 499 workers

7

11

57

24

1

12

12

    500 workers or more

7

15

59

18

[3]

12

12

After 20 years

             

All workers

7

15

58

20

1

12

12

Full time

6

14

58

20

1

12

12

Part time

21

52

18

11

11

Union

5

9

61

23

2

12

12

Nonunion

8

21

54

16

1

11

12

1 to 99 workers

20

52

24

12

12

    1 to 49 workers

14

53

28

13

12

    50 to 99 workers

50

19

11

12

100 workers or more

7

14

58

19

1

12

12

    100 to 499 workers

7

11

57

22

2

12

12

    500 workers or more

7

15

59

18

1

12

12

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.

2Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.

3Less than 0.5.


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.