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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated, State and local government
workers, March 2016
(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 accumulated2 Mean
number
of days
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
43
90
130
180
240
138
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
50
100
139
180
230
143
    Professional and related
60
100
145
180
230
145
        Teachers
60
100
160
180
240
149
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
60
100
150
180
240
148
Service
30
60
120
180
225
123
    Protective service
30
120
180
234
124
Sales and office
40
90
121
180
240
139
    Office and administrative support
45
90
120
180
240
139
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
124
Production, transportation, and material moving
135
200
250
146
Full time
43
90
130
180
240
138
Part time
93
130
180
250
146
Union
80
120
160
200
250
160
Nonunion
30
60
120
180
200
117
Average wage within the following categories:3
           
    Lowest 25 percent
30
60
120
180
200
116
        Lowest 10 percent
30
50
100
150
199
107
    Second 25 percent
45
90
130
180
240
139
    Third 25 percent
45
89
120
180
240
135
    Highest 25 percent
60
120
160
181
240
157
        Highest 10 percent
90
125
160
200
250
162
Establishment characteristics
           
Service-providing industries
43
90
130
180
240
138
    Education and health services
56
100
145
180
240
146
        Educational services
53
100
145
180
240
146
            Elementary and secondary schools
50
90
135
180
240
144
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
90
130
165
180
200
160
        Health care and social assistance
90
180
225
150
            Hospitals
137
    Public administration
30
60
120
180
212
121
1 to 99 workers
30
60
120
180
99
    1 to 49 workers
98
    50 to 99 workers
100
100 workers or more
45
90
140
180
240
145
    100 to 499 workers
35
80
120
180
219
131
    500 workers or more
60
110
150
200
240
153
State government
120
180
180
240
161
Local government
40
90
120
180
230
133
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
105
150
175
200
250
176
    New England
105
120
165
200
219
161
    Middle Atlantic
160
180
200
300
184
South
30
70
120
180
240
125
    South Atlantic
60
90
120
180
180
126
    East South Central
147
    West South Central
25
100
175
108
Midwest
45
80
120
180
205
131
    East North Central
45
100
120
180
255
145
    West North Central
45
120
145
180
113
West
120
156
200
122
    Mountain
117
    Pacific
100
125
200
126
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 remainin g 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 2016.

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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.