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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  private industry workers, 
National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Carryover provision1

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

47

10

37

53

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

52

15

38

48

    Management, business, and financial

44

12

32

56

    Professional and related

57

16

41

43

Service

49

6

43

51

Sales and office

47

10

37

53

    Sales and related

52

9

44

48

    Office and administrative support

44

11

33

56

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

33

6

27

67

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

34

6

29

66

Full time

47

11

36

53

Nonunion

47

11

37

53

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Second 25 percent

47

10

37

53

    Third 25 percent

49

11

38

51

    Highest 25 percent

47

11

36

53

        Highest 10 percent

48

11

37

52

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

50

11

39

50

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

51

7

44

49

        Wholesale trade

32

7

24

68

        Retail trade

55

8

47

45

        Utilities

59

15

44

41

    Information

25

9

15

75

    Financial activities

41

10

31

59

        Finance and insurance

41

9

32

59

            Credit intermediation and related activities

40

7

32

60

            Insurance carriers and related activities

48

13

35

52

        Real estate and rental and leasing

40

60

    Professional and business services:
         Professional and technical services

40

14

26

60

    Education and health services

69

17

52

31

        Educational services

66

18

48

34

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

84

22

62

16

        Health care and social assistance

70

17

53

30

    Other services

53

47

1 to 99 workers

36

10

26

64

    1 to 49 workers

34

9

24

66

    50 to 99 workers

40

11

30

60

100 workers or more

57

11

47

43

    100 to 499 workers

56

9

46

44

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

42

7

35

58

    New England

47

8

39

53

    Middle Atlantic

41

7

34

59

South

50

13

36

50

    South Atlantic

49

15

35

51

    East South Central

56

44

    West South Central

47

12

36

53

Midwest:
     East North Central

37

7

30

63

West

55

10

45

45

    Mountain

59

41

    Pacific

54

10

43

46

1Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.

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.