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Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 civilian workers,2 March 2016
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Paid sick leave days by length of service3 Mean
number of
days
Median
number of
days
Less than 5
days
5 to 9 days 10 to 14
days
15 to 29
days
Greater
than 29
days
After 1 year
             
All workers
21
44
29
6
1
8
6
Full time
19
43
31
6
1
8
6
Union
15
27
46
12
[4]
10
10
Nonunion
23
49
24
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
27
51
18
3
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
27
52
17
3
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
28
48
21
7
5
100 workers or more
17
39
36
7
1
9
8
    100 to 499 workers
22
48
24
5
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
12
30
47
10
1
10
10
After 5 years
             
All workers
20
44
28
6
1
8
6
Full time
19
43
30
7
1
9
7
Union
13
27
45
13
1
10
10
Nonunion
22
49
24
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
26
51
18
3
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
26
52
17
4
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
27
49
21
3
[4]
7
5
100 workers or more
16
39
35
8
2
9
8
    100 to 499 workers
21
49
24
5
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
11
30
46
11
2
11
10
After 10 years
             
All workers
20
44
28
7
1
9
6
Full time
18
43
30
7
1
9
7
Union
13
27
45
14
1
10
10
Nonunion
22
48
24
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
26
51
18
4
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
26
52
17
4
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
27
48
21
4
[4]
7
5
100 workers or more
15
39
36
9
2
10
9
    100 to 499 workers
20
48
24
5
1
9
6
    500 workers or more
10
30
46
12
2
11
10
After 20 years
             
All workers
20
44
28
7
1
9
6
Full time
18
43
30
7
2
9
7
Union
13
27
45
14
1
11
10
Nonunion
22
48
24
4
2
9
6
1 to 99 workers
26
51
18
4
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
26
52
17
4
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
27
48
21
4
[4]
7
5
100 workers or more
15
39
35
8
2
10
9
    100 to 499 workers
20
48
24
5
2
9
6
    500 workers or more
10
30
46
12
2
12
10
1Employees either are granted a specific number of days after completion of the indicated length of service or accrue days during the next 12-month period.
The total number of days is assumed to be available for use immediately upon completion of the service interval. Periods of service are chosen arbitrarily and do
not necessarily reflect individual provisions for progression.
2Includes 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.
3Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.
4Less than 0.5.

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.