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Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Type of provision, private
industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2015

Characteristics

Sick leave provision

Fixed number
of days per
year1

As needed2

As part of
consolidated
leave plan3

All workers

0.8

0.7

0.8

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

1.3

0.9

1.2

    Management, business, and financial

1.7

1.3

1.7

    Professional and related

1.8

1.2

1.6

Service

2.7

Sales and office

1.0

0.4

1.0

    Sales and related

1.5

0.6

1.5

    Office and administrative support

1.4

0.5

1.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.5

2.4

1.7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

3.3

3.3

1.8

Full time

0.8

0.6

0.8

Nonunion

0.9

0.7

0.8

Average wage within the following categories:4

     

    Second 25 percent

1.7

1.6

1.2

    Third 25 percent

1.2

0.6

1.2

    Highest 25 percent

1.2

0.9

1.1

        Highest 10 percent

1.9

1.3

1.6

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

0.9

0.8

0.9

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

1.4

0.5

1.3

        Wholesale trade

2.9

1.7

2.3

        Retail trade

1.4

0.7

1.4

        Utilities

3.4

1.3

3.3

    Information

3.3

2.8

2.8

    Financial activities

1.6

0.8

1.6

        Finance and insurance

1.6

0.7

1.6

            Credit intermediation and related activities

2.3

0.4

2.3

            Insurance carriers and related activities

2.7

1.1

2.7

        Real estate and rental and leasing

5.1

2.5

5.7

    Professional and business services:
         Professional and technical services

3.3

2.2

3.4

    Education and health services

2.2

0.7

2.1

        Educational services

1.6

1.0

1.4

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.6

1.3

1.3

        Health care and social assistance

2.6

    Other services

3.9

2.3

3.2

1 to 99 workers

1.4

1.3

1.3

    1 to 49 workers

1.9

1.9

1.4

    50 to 99 workers

2.2

0.7

2.1

100 workers or more

1.2

0.5

1.1

    100 to 499 workers

1.7

0.5

1.7

Geographic areas

     

Northeast

1.6

0.8

1.4

    New England

3.2

1.5

2.4

    Middle Atlantic

1.9

1.0

1.7

South

1.4

0.7

1.3

    South Atlantic

2.0

1.2

1.6

    East South Central

3.5

1.6

4.0

    West South Central

2.5

0.5

2.7

Midwest:
     East North Central

2.0

0.8

2.1

West

1.7

1.0

1.3

    Mountain

1.9

1.6

1.7

    Pacific

2.2

1.3

1.7

1Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.

2Plan does not specify maximum number of days.

3A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.

4Surveyed 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.