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Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 civilian workers,2 March 2017
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Paid sick leave days by length of service3 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
22
44
29
5
1
8
6
Full time
20
43
31
5
1
8
7
Part time
34
50
13
2
[4]
6
6
Union
16
27
47
10
[4]
9
10
Nonunion
24
48
24
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
27
48
21
3
1
7
6
    1 to 49 workers
27
51
19
3
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
29
42
26
7
6
100 workers or more
18
40
35
7
1
9
8
    100 to 499 workers
22
47
26
5
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
13
33
45
9
1
10
10
After 5 years
             
All workers
21
44
29
6
1
8
6
Full time
19
43
31
6
1
9
7
Part time
33
51
13
3
[4]
7
6
Union
14
27
47
11
1
10
10
Nonunion
23
48
24
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
27
48
21
3
1
7
6
    1 to 49 workers
26
51
19
3
1
7
6
    50 to 99 workers
28
42
25
7
6
100 workers or more
16
40
35
7
1
9
8
    100 to 499 workers
21
47
26
5
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
12
32
44
10
2
10
10
After 10 years
             
All workers
21
43
29
6
1
9
7
Full time
19
42
31
6
1
9
7
Part time
32
50
14
3
[4]
7
6
Union
13
28
46
12
1
10
10
Nonunion
23
48
24
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
27
48
21
4
1
7
6
    1 to 49 workers
26
51
19
3
1
7
6
    50 to 99 workers
28
42
26
7
6
100 workers or more
16
40
35
8
1
10
8
    100 to 499 workers
20
47
26
5
1
9
6
    500 workers or more
11
32
45
10
2
11
10
After 20 years
             
All workers
21
43
29
6
1
9
7
Full time
19
42
31
6
1
9
7
Part time
32
50
14
3
[4]
7
6
Union
13
27
46
12
1
11
10
Nonunion
23
48
24
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
27
48
21
4
1
7
6
    1 to 49 workers
26
51
19
4
1
7
6
    50 to 99 workers
28
41
26
7
6
100 workers or more
16
40
35
8
1
10
8
    100 to 499 workers
20
47
26
5
1
9
6
    500 workers or more
11
32
45
10
2
11
10
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.
2Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
3Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.
4Less 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.