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Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, State and local
government workers, March 2016
(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)
Characteristics Sick leave provision
Fixed number
of days per
year1
As needed2 As part of
consolidated
leave plan3
All workers
87
2
11
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
87
2
11
    Professional and related
87
2
11
        Teachers
89
2
8
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
90
1
8
Service
85
3
12
    Protective service
84
5
11
Sales and office
86
3
11
    Office and administrative support
86
3
11
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
88
Production, transportation, and material moving
83
Full time
86
2
11
Part time
88
2
10
Union
89
2
9
Nonunion
84
2
14
Average wage within the following categories:4
     
    Lowest 25 percent
86
1
13
        Lowest 10 percent
87
    Second 25 percent
87
2
11
    Third 25 percent
84
3
13
    Highest 25 percent
89
2
8
        Highest 10 percent
91
2
7
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
86
2
11
    Education and health services
88
2
10
        Educational services
91
2
8
            Elementary and secondary schools
90
1
8
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
91
3
6
        Health care and social assistance
72
3
25
            Hospitals
69
5
27
    Public administration
84
3
13
1 to 99 workers
84
3
13
    1 to 49 workers
84
    50 to 99 workers
84
100 workers or more
87
2
11
    100 to 499 workers
88
2
10
    500 workers or more
87
2
11
State government
90
2
8
Local government
85
2
13
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
94
4
2
    New England
96
    Middle Atlantic
93
5
2
South
86
1
13
    South Atlantic
85
    East South Central
87
2
11
    West South Central
85
2
13
Midwest
87
2
11
    East North Central
90
2
8
    West North Central
83
West
82
2
16
    Mountain
83
    Pacific
81
1Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.
2Plan does not specify maximum number of days.
3A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.
4Surveyed 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.