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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated,  private industry 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 accumulated (in number of days)2

Mean
number of
days

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

6

14

30

65

120

50

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

20

40

89

130

59

    Management, business, and financial

5

15

31

66

120

53

    Professional and related

25

50

90

130

61

Service

6

10

25

60

90

38

Sales and office

6

19

30

60

120

47

    Sales and related

10

20

24

32

80

35

    Office and administrative support

5

16

30

90

120

54

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

5

10

120

47

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

5

10

30

130

50

Full time

6

15

30

63

120

49

Nonunion

6

13

30

60

120

44

Average wage within the following categories:3

           

    Second 25 percent

6

12

24

60

115

43

    Third 25 percent

6

12

30

65

130

51

    Highest 25 percent

6

20

44

100

150

65

        Highest 10 percent

20

45

120

173

70

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

6

16

30

72

130

53

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

6

18

24

80

150

52

        Wholesale trade

10

15

30

30

        Retail trade

7

20

24

30

75

31

        Utilities

44

65

90

120

125

95

    Information

15

60

90

57

    Financial activities

15

20

50

90

130

66

        Finance and insurance

15

60

90

130

73

            Credit intermediation and related activities

15

50

90

120

64

            Insurance carriers and related activities

15

60

87

        Real estate and rental and leasing

33

    Professional and business services:
         Professional and technical services

30

38

32

    Education and health services

10

30

60

90

130

64

        Educational services

14

30

60

120

130

77

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

15

30

60

120

130

80

        Health care and social assistance

10

30

56

80

130

61

    Other services

44

1 to 99 workers

6

14

30

45

90

40

    1 to 49 workers

5

13

30

36

90

35

    50 to 99 workers

15

30

60

130

49

100 workers or more

6

15

30

80

130

55

    100 to 499 workers

6

10

24

60

110

41

Geographic areas

           

Northeast

20

50

120

150

67

    New England

137

60

    Middle Atlantic

20

53

120

150

69

South

5

11

25

60

120

45

    South Atlantic

6

14

30

60

120

46

    East South Central

41

    West South Central

5

25

60

120

45

Midwest:
     East North Central

6

15

30

68

130

51

West

6

12

30

60

110

45

    Mountain

47

    Pacific

5

10

30

60

110

44

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&nb sp;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.