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Paid holidays: Number of days provided

Table 33. Paid holidays: Number of days provided, private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March
2015

(All workers with paid holidays = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Paid holidays

Mean
number
of days

Median
number
of days

Less
than 5
days

5
days

6
days

7
days

8
days

9
days

10
days

11
days

12
days

13
days

14
days

Greater
than 14
days

All workers

8

3

24

15

13

9

14

6

4

2

1

2

8

8

Worker characteristics

                           

Management, professional, and related

2

1

17

14

16

11

18

9

7

3

1

3

9

9

    Management, business, and financial

2

1

13

11

17

12

23

8

7

2

1

2

9

9

    Professional and related

2

1

19

16

15

10

15

9

6

3

1

3

9

8

Service

18

3

33

18

10

5

6

2

2

1

6

6

    Protective service

28

23

19

4

[1]

7

7

Sales and office

12

3

26

15

12

9

14

5

2

1

[1]

1

7

7

    Sales and related

24

5

33

12

9

7

5

3

1

[1]

6

6

    Office and administrative support

6

2

23

16

14

10

19

5

2

1

1

1

8

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

6

5

31

18

11

9

9

5

2

2

[1]

1

7

7

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

8

6

33

13

14

12

7

3

[1]

1

7

7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

5

5

31

21

9

7

11

6

3

2

[1]

1

8

7

Production, transportation, and material moving

5

4

21

13

15

12

15

8

3

2

8

8

    Production

3

2

17

12

13

15

18

10

4

3

9

9

    Transportation and material moving

7

5

26

15

18

8

11

5

2

2

8

7

Full time

5

2

23

15

14

10

15

7

4

2

1

2

8

8

Part time

29

5

28

14

9

4

8

2

1

1

6

6

Union

1

2

17

13

18

10

12

9

7

3

2

5

9

8

Nonunion

9

3

25

15

13

9

14

6

3

2

[1]

1

8

7

Average wage within the following categories:2

                           

    Lowest 25 percent

25

5

33

14

8

5

6

2

1

[1]

6

6

        Lowest 10 percent

34

7

30

10

9

2

5

5

6

    Second 25 percent

7

3

30

17

14

8

12

4

2

1

[1]

1

7

7

    Third 25 percent

3

2

21

15

14

11

17

8

4

2

1

2

8

8

    Highest 25 percent

1

1

14

14

16

12

18

9

7

3

1

3

9

9

        Highest 10 percent

1

1

12

11

16

12

21

9

10

3

1

4

9

9

Establishment characteristics

                           

Goods-producing industries

3

3

15

12

13

15

18

9

6

2

1

2

9

9

    Construction

6

9

35

18

12

11

6

2

7

6

    Manufacturing

2

1

9

9

13

17

21

12

8

3

1

3

9

9

Service-providing industries

9

3

26

16

13

8

13

5

3

2

1

2

8

7

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

16

5

33

13

12

6

6

3

1

1

[1]

1

7

6

        Wholesale trade

3

2

23

18

15

13

9

7

2

3

8

8

        Retail trade

29

7

44

11

5

3

1

[1]

[1]

5

6

        Transportation and warehousing

3

5

22

13

26

5

14

6

1

2

2

8

8

        Utilities

5

11

25

28

12

9

5

10

10

    Information

18

34

15

8

13

6

3

8

7

    Financial activities

1

1

7

10

17

15

39

6

3

1

9

9

        Finance and insurance

[1]

[1]

5

7

18

16

45

5

2

1

9

10

            Credit intermediation and related activities

4

5

14

5

64

5

1

9

10

            Insurance carriers and related activities

7

11

24

22

25

5

4

1

9

9

        Real estate and rental and leasing

6

17

23

14

12

8

8

    Professional and business services

5

1

25

14

16

9

15

8

5

1

8

8

        Professional and technical services

2

13

13

23

11

20

8

6

9

8

        Administrative and waste services

8

1

43

15

10

8

8

5

7

6

    Education and health services

3

31

19

10

7

10

6

4

3

4

8

7

        Educational services

2

6

7

11

14

13

11

10

5

17

12

11

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1

8

7

12

14

13

13

9

17

12

12

        Health care and social assistance

4

35

21

11

6

9

5

3

2

2

8

7

    Leisure and hospitality

30

4

21

23

13

2

4

2

6

6

        Accommodation and food services

35

5

18

25

13

5

6

    Other services

9

4

19

14

16

6

18

4

1

3

8

8

1 to 99 workers

11

4

27

17

11

8

12

5

2

1

[1]

1

7

7

    1 to 49 workers

12

4

27

17

11

8

12

4

2

1

[1]

2

7

7

    50 to 99 workers

10

2

27

16

11

11

12

5

2

2

7

7

100 workers or more

5

2

21

13

15

10

16

7

5

2

1

2

8

8

    100 to 499 workers

7

3

24

13

15

9

13

7

4

2

1

1

8

8

    500 workers or more

2

1

16

13

15

11

20

8

6

3

1

4

9

9

Geographic areas

                           

Northeast

7

2

17

16

12

11

16

7

7

2

1

2

8

8

    New England

9

3

16

16

9

10

16

11

7

1

1

2

8

8

    Middle Atlantic

6

2

18

16

13

11

16

6

7

3

[1]

2

8

8

South

10

4

25

15

13

10

14

5

3

1

[1]

1

7

7

    South Atlantic

11

4

25

13

14

9

13

5

3

2

[1]

1

7

7

    East South Central

12

4

20

12

12

9

19

8

3

[1]

8

8

    West South Central

8

4

26

18

12

11

13

5

2

[1]

[1]

1

7

7

Midwest

6

2

28

15

14

9

13

5

3

2

1

3

8

7

    East North Central

6

2

26

16

13

9

13

5

3

4

8

7

    West North Central

6

32

14

16

8

11

5

2

2

2

8

7

West

8

2

24

14

15

9

13

7

4

2

8

8

    Mountain

8

2

26

15

16

9

13

8

2

[1]

8

7

    Pacific

8

2

23

14

14

9

13

7

4

2

8

8

1Less than 0.5.

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: 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.