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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

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

Characteristics

Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated1

Mean
number
of days

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

6.5

0.8

7.0

0.0

12.2

2.9

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

11.5

14.0

10.3

0.0

24.2

3.6

    Professional and related

10.0

10.6

12.3

0.0

20.3

3.8

        Teachers

3.6

9.8

12.7

2.9

15.6

5.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

10.0

13.1

16.3

11.2

7.4

5.7

Service

1.9

9.4

5.3

11.8

20.4

5.6

    Protective service

3.4

17.4

41.4

26.0

8.5

Sales and office

1.3

13.5

9.5

4.1

6.2

    Office and administrative support

10.9

0.0

11.8

7.3

3.8

6.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

8.1

Production, transportation, and material moving

18.5

19.5

18.0

11.3

Full time

6.3

0.8

7.1

0.0

14.5

3.0

Part time

16.4

14.2

27.4

24.6

9.8

Union

12.7

0.0

10.3

3.0

4.0

4.1

Nonunion

0.5

1.1

19.1

5.9

40.7

3.9

Average wage within the following categories:2

           

    Lowest 25 percent

1.1

1.9

14.8

13.5

24.6

4.9

        Lowest 10 percent

5.8

10.0

7.6

30.7

26.4

6.9

    Second 25 percent

7.6

1.7

13.0

6.0

13.1

4.7

    Third 25 percent

9.9

5.8

10.6

0.0

6.1

5.4

    Highest 25 percent

15.1

0.0

6.7

22.2

15.3

4.8

        Highest 10 percent

8.6

10.8

0.0

11.6

11.8

4.8

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

6.9

0.0

6.5

0.0

11.7

2.9

    Education and health services

8.5

13.5

8.9

3.6

13.5

3.7

        Educational services

10.1

14.8

8.4

3.7

11.3

3.7

            Elementary and secondary schools

8.8

8.8

11.7

4.9

6.7

4.9

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

9.0

22.8

20.9

56.6

5.7

        Health care and social assistance

20.9

40.5

22.1

38.7

12.1

            Hospitals

12.4

27.7

4.6

0.0

8.8

    Public administration

4.1

9.1

0.0

21.6

23.2

5.8

1 to 99 workers

12.5

4.1

1.1

9.4

5.7

    1 to 49 workers

6.8

    50 to 99 workers

10.6

100 workers or more

3.6

7.2

9.8

0.0

3.7

3.4

    100 to 499 workers

8.6

14.2

0.0

1.2

19.9

6.3

    500 workers or more

3.9

13.8

12.9

16.6

4.0

4.2

State government

2.7

15.7

12.0

65.2

6.7

Local government

9.9

9.9

2.0

0.0

15.4

3.5

Geographic areas

           

Northeast

11.5

12.9

12.6

12.1

59.6

5.1

    New England

5.0

0.0

35.9

13.7

16.0

10.7

    Middle Atlantic

7.3

0.0

22.0

31.4

9.3

4.7

South

4.2

16.2

5.2

0.0

64.0

4.9

    South Atlantic

3.3

3.2

24.7

0.0

5.9

5.8

    East South Central

13.9

    West South Central

23.5

51.1

9.1

Midwest

2.9

14.5

0.0

24.4

24.5

5.2

    East North Central

9.4

8.1

0.0

7.6

60.9

8.4

    West North Central

8.4

19.0

4.1

27.6

0.0

5.7

West

0.0

8.7

5.7

39.1

28.1

8.9

    Mountain

20.5

    Pacific

24.9

8.0

40.1

10.2

1The 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.

2Surveyed 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.