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Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, civilian workers,1 March
2016
(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)
Characteristics Sick leave provision
Fixed number
of days per
year2
As needed3 As part of
consolidated
leave plan4
All workers
73
4
23
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
71
6
24
    Management, business, and financial
67
8
25
    Professional and related
72
5
23
        Teachers
88
3
9
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
89
1
10
        Registered nurses
58
1
41
Service
74
1
24
    Protective service
77
3
20
Sales and office
71
4
26
    Office and administrative support
72
4
24
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
80
4
16
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
79
6
15
Full time
73
4
23
Union
87
2
11
Nonunion
70
4
25
Average wage within the following categories:5
     
    Second 25 percent
74
2
24
    Third 25 percent
75
3
22
    Highest 25 percent
71
7
22
        Highest 10 percent
70
9
21
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
73
4
23
    Education and health services
75
1
24
        Educational services
89
2
8
            Elementary and secondary schools
90
1
8
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
88
5
7
        Health care and social assistance
63
1
36
            Hospitals
58
2
40
    Public administration
84
3
13
1 to 99 workers
75
5
20
    1 to 49 workers
74
7
20
    50 to 99 workers
77
2
21
100 workers or more
72
3
25
    100 to 499 workers
72
2
26
    500 workers or more
73
4
23
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
77
5
18
    New England
73
4
23
    Middle Atlantic
79
5
16
South
72
5
23
    South Atlantic
71
5
23
    East South Central
77
5
18
    West South Central
72
3
25
Midwest
73
3
24
    West North Central
72
2
26
West
72
3
25
    Mountain
60
5
36
    Pacific
76
3
21
1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the
public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.
3Plan does not specify maximum number of days.
4A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.
5Surveyed 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 2016.

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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.