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Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, civilian workers,1 March
2017
(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)
Characteristics Sick leave provision
Fixed number
of days per
year2
As needed3 As part of
consolidated
leave plan4
All workers
71
4
25
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
68
5
26
    Management, business, and financial
65
7
28
    Professional and related
70
4
26
        Teachers
90
2
8
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
91
1
8
        Registered nurses
50
1
50
Service
73
1
26
    Protective service
78
4
18
Sales and office
69
3
28
    Sales and related
66
3
31
    Office and administrative support
70
3
27
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
76
5
19
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
76
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
77
5
18
Production, transportation, and material moving
80
2
18
    Production
75
3
22
    Transportation and material moving
84
2
14
Full time
71
4
25
Part time
74
1
25
Union
88
2
10
Nonunion
68
4
28
Average wage within the following categories:5
     
    Lowest 25 percent
72
2
26
    Second 25 percent
72
2
26
    Third 25 percent
73
3
24
    Highest 25 percent
69
6
25
        Highest 10 percent
67
8
24
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
71
3
25
    Education and health services
71
1
28
        Educational services
91
2
7
            Elementary and secondary schools
92
1
7
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
91
4
6
        Health care and social assistance
56
[6]
43
            Hospitals
50
1
48
    Public administration
87
3
10
1 to 99 workers
73
5
22
    1 to 49 workers
71
6
23
    50 to 99 workers
77
2
21
100 workers or more
70
3
27
    100 to 499 workers
71
2
27
    500 workers or more
68
4
28
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
75
4
21
    New England
70
4
26
    Middle Atlantic
77
5
19
South
70
4
26
    South Atlantic
69
5
26
    East South Central
76
5
19
    West South Central
68
3
29
Midwest
70
3
27
    East North Central
72
3
25
    West North Central
66
3
31
West
71
3
25
    Mountain
62
3
35
    Pacific
75
3
22
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further
explanation.
2Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.
3Plan does not specify maximum number of days.
4A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.
5Surveyed 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 2017.
6Less 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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.