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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated,  State and local government
workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(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 accumulated2

Mean
number
of days

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

43

90

130

180

240

139

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

45

90

135

180

240

144

    Professional and related

60

100

145

180

230

145

        Teachers

60

100

150

180

240

150

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

60

100

150

180

240

149

Service

30

60

120

180

225

123

    Protective service

30

120

180

234

123

Sales and office

90

130

180

240

140

    Office and administrative support

40

90

128

180

240

140

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

124

Production, transportation, and material moving

135

219

250

150

Full time

43

90

130

180

240

138

Part time

93

130

199

250

145

Union

80

120

160

200

250

161

Nonunion

30

60

120

180

212

116

Average wage within the following categories:3

           

    Lowest 25 percent

30

60

120

180

200

117

        Lowest 10 percent

30

45

90

140

199

103

    Second 25 percent

40

90

130

180

240

139

    Third 25 percent

45

90

120

180

240

136

    Highest 25 percent

60

120

160

199

240

158

        Highest 10 percent

90

125

160

200

250

164

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

43

90

130

180

240

139

    Education and health services

53

90

145

180

240

147

        Educational services

50

90

145

180

240

146

            Elementary and secondary schools

50

90

140

180

240

145

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

120

180

180

200

158

        Health care and social assistance

90

150

180

225

150

            Hospitals

90

135

180

200

139

    Public administration

30

60

120

180

225

122

1 to 99 workers

56

90

120

180

96

    1 to 49 workers

92

    50 to 99 workers

102

100 workers or more

45

90

139

180

240

145

    100 to 499 workers

35

80

120

180

225

131

    500 workers or more

60

110

150

200

240

153

State government

120

180

180

240

159

Local government

40

84

120

180

240

134

Geographic areas

           

Northeast

110

150

180

200

260

180

    New England

105

120

180

200

250

165

    Middle Atlantic

120

160

180

200

300

188

South

30

66

120

180

240

124

    South Atlantic

60

90

120

180

180

127

    East South Central

145

    West South Central

110

175

108

Midwest

45

80

120

180

205

131

    East North Central

45

100

120

180

255

145

    West North Central

45

65

120

145

180

113

West

30

60

120

156

200

119

    Mountain

108

    Pacific

100

125

200

126

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 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
wage data for March 2015.


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/glossary20142015.htm.