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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, civilian workers,1 March 2016
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Carryover provision2 No
carryover
provision
Total Unlimited
accumulation
Limit on days
accumulated
All workers
57
22
35
43
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
66
30
35
34
    Management, business, and financial
52
21
31
48
    Professional and related
71
34
37
29
        Teachers
87
49
38
13
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
87
50
37
13
        Registered nurses
86
28
58
14
Service
65
24
41
35
    Protective service
81
54
27
19
Sales and office
52
17
34
48
    Office and administrative support
51
20
31
49
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
43
15
27
57
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
42
14
28
58
Full time
57
23
34
43
Union
73
39
34
27
Nonunion
52
17
35
48
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Second 25 percent
55
20
34
45
    Third 25 percent
59
24
35
41
    Highest 25 percent
61
27
33
39
        Highest 10 percent
58
26
32
42
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
61
24
37
39
    Education and health services
81
37
44
19
        Educational services
88
53
35
12
            Elementary and secondary schools
87
54
34
13
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
90
54
36
10
        Health care and social assistance
73
20
53
27
            Hospitals
89
28
61
11
    Public administration
95
67
28
5
1 to 99 workers
40
10
30
60
    1 to 49 workers
38
10
28
62
    50 to 99 workers
47
12
35
53
100 workers or more
68
30
38
32
    100 to 499 workers
60
18
42
40
    500 workers or more
76
41
35
24
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
53
19
34
47
    New England
59
17
42
41
    Middle Atlantic
51
19
32
49
South
59
26
33
41
    South Atlantic
62
29
32
38
    East South Central
57
24
33
43
    West South Central
56
22
34
44
Midwest
54
18
36
46
    West North Central
62
19
43
38
West
59
22
37
41
    Mountain
66
22
44
34
    Pacific
57
22
35
43
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.
2Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.
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 2016.

Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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.