Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 private industry workers,
March 2016
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Paid sick leave days by length of service2 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
25
53
19
2
1
7
6
Full time
23
52
21
2
1
7
6
Union
25
46
26
3
[3]
7
6
Nonunion
25
54
18
2
1
7
6
1 to 99 workers
29
53
16
2
1
6
5
    1 to 49 workers
28
54
15
2
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
30
51
17
6
5
100 workers or more
21
52
23
3
1
8
6
    100 to 499 workers
25
55
17
2
1
7
6
    500 workers or more
16
46
33
4
2
9
7
After 5 years
             
All workers
24
53
20
3
1
8
6
Full time
22
52
21
3
2
8
6
Union
22
46
27
4
1
8
6
Nonunion
24
54
19
2
2
8
6
1 to 99 workers
28
53
16
2
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
27
54
15
3
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
29
51
17
2
1
6
5
100 workers or more
20
52
23
3
2
8
6
    100 to 499 workers
24
56
17
2
2
7
6
    500 workers or more
14
46
33
4
3
10
7
After 10 years
             
All workers
23
52
20
3
2
8
6
Full time
22
52
22
3
2
8
6
Union
21
47
27
4
1
8
6
Nonunion
24
53
19
3
2
8
6
1 to 99 workers
28
53
16
3
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
27
54
15
3
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
29
50
17
2
1
6
5
100 workers or more
19
52
24
3
2
9
6
    100 to 499 workers
23
56
18
2
2
8
6
    500 workers or more
13
46
34
4
3
11
8
After 20 years
             
All workers
23
52
20
3
2
8
6
Full time
22
52
22
3
2
9
6
Union
21
47
28
4
1
8
6
Nonunion
24
53
19
3
2
8
6
1 to 99 workers
28
53
16
3
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
27
53
15
3
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
29
50
17
2
1
7
5
100 workers or more
19
52
24
3
2
9
6
    100 to 499 workers
23
56
18
2
2
8
6
    500 workers or more
13
46
34
4
3
11
8
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.
2Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.
3Less 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.