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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, civilian workers,1 March 2017
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Carryover provision2 No
carryover
provision
Total Unlimited
accumulation
Limit on days
accumulated
All workers
56
21
35
44
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
67
30
37
33
    Management, business, and financial
53
21
32
47
    Professional and related
72
33
39
28
        Teachers
86
49
37
14
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
88
50
38
12
Service
61
22
39
39
    Protective service
76
45
31
24
Sales and office
49
15
34
51
    Sales and related
47
7
39
53
    Office and administrative support
51
19
31
49
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
42
13
29
58
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
41
13
28
59
Production, transportation, and material moving
41
10
31
59
    Transportation and material moving
45
10
35
55
Full time
56
22
34
44
Part time
52
13
39
48
Union
73
36
37
27
Nonunion
51
17
35
49
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
48
12
36
52
    Second 25 percent
52
19
34
48
    Third 25 percent
58
21
36
42
    Highest 25 percent
63
28
34
37
        Highest 10 percent
60
25
35
40
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
59
23
37
41
    Education and health services
81
37
45
19
        Educational services
87
51
35
13
            Elementary and secondary schools
87
52
36
13
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
89
56
33
11
        Health care and social assistance
75
19
56
25
            Hospitals
92
29
64
8
    Public administration
94
58
36
6
1 to 99 workers
45
14
31
55
    1 to 49 workers
38
10
28
62
    50 to 99 workers
59
22
37
41
100 workers or more
65
26
38
35
    100 to 499 workers
57
18
39
43
    500 workers or more
74
35
38
26
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
54
16
38
46
    New England
58
13
44
42
    Middle Atlantic
52
16
36
48
South
58
25
33
42
    South Atlantic
60
27
33
40
    East South Central
53
21
32
47
    West South Central
56
24
32
44
Midwest
52
18
34
48
    East North Central
49
18
31
51
    West North Central
59
18
41
41
West
59
22
37
41
    Mountain
68
23
45
32
    Pacific
56
22
34
44
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.
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 2017.

Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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.