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Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, State and local
government workers, March 2017
(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)
Characteristics Sick leave provision
Fixed number
of days per
year1
As needed2 As part of
consolidated
leave plan3
All workers
89
2
10
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
90
1
9
    Professional and related
90
1
9
        Teachers
92
1
7
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
93
[4]
7
Service
86
4
10
    Protective service
86
6
8
Sales and office
88
2
10
    Office and administrative support
88
2
10
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
83
Production, transportation, and material moving
88
Full time
88
2
10
Part time
89
2
9
Union
92
2
7
Nonunion
86
1
13
Average wage within the following categories:5
     
    Lowest 25 percent
89
1
10
        Lowest 10 percent
87
2
11
    Second 25 percent
88
2
11
    Third 25 percent
85
2
13
    Highest 25 percent
92
2
7
        Highest 10 percent
92
1
7
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
89
2
10
    Education and health services
90
1
9
        Educational services
93
1
6
            Elementary and secondary schools
93
1
7
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
95
1
3
        Health care and social assistance
67
            Hospitals
59
    Public administration
87
3
10
1 to 99 workers
89
    1 to 49 workers
86
    50 to 99 workers
93
100 workers or more
88
2
10
    100 to 499 workers
90
    500 workers or more
87
2
10
State government
89
1
10
Local government
88
2
10
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
95
    New England
99
    Middle Atlantic
94
South
86
1
12
    South Atlantic
85
1
14
    East South Central
92
    West South Central
85
2
13
Midwest
91
1
8
    East North Central
91
2
8
    West North Central
91
West
85
    Mountain
86
    Pacific
85
1Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.
2Plan does not specify maximum number of days.
3A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.
4Less than 0.5.
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.

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.