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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 State and local government
workers, March 2017
(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
9
14
62
14
[3]
11
12
Full time
8
13
63
15
[3]
11
12
Part time
19
28
46
9
10
Union
10
65
16
12
12
Nonunion
18
59
12
11
12
1 to 99 workers
15
61
12
10
12
    1 to 49 workers
15
63
14
11
12
    50 to 99 workers
16
14
59
10
10
10
100 workers or more
8
14
63
15
[3]
11
12
    100 to 499 workers
14
65
15
12
12
    500 workers or more
9
14
62
15
[3]
11
12
After 5 years
             
All workers
9
14
61
16
[3]
11
12
Full time
8
13
62
17
[3]
12
12
Part time
18
28
46
9
10
Union
10
64
18
12
12
Nonunion
9
18
58
14
[3]
11
12
1 to 99 workers
14
60
14
11
12
    1 to 49 workers
14
63
16
11
12
    50 to 99 workers
16
14
58
12
10
10
100 workers or more
8
14
61
17
[3]
12
12
    100 to 499 workers
14
63
17
12
12
    500 workers or more
9
14
60
16
[3]
11
12
After 10 years
             
All workers
9
14
60
17
[3]
11
12
Full time
8
13
62
17
[3]
12
12
Part time
18
28
46
9
10
Union
10
63
19
12
12
Nonunion
9
19
58
14
[3]
11
12
1 to 99 workers
14
60
14
11
12
    1 to 49 workers
14
62
17
12
12
    50 to 99 workers
16
13
59
12
10
10
100 workers or more
8
14
61
17
[3]
12
12
    100 to 499 workers
14
62
18
12
12
    500 workers or more
9
14
60
17
[3]
11
12
After 20 years
             
All workers
9
14
60
17
[3]
12
12
Full time
8
13
61
18
[3]
12
12
Part time
18
28
46
9
10
Union
8
10
63
19
1
12
12
Nonunion
9
19
58
14
[3]
11
12
1 to 99 workers
14
60
14
11
12
    1 to 49 workers
14
62
17
12
12
    50 to 99 workers
16
13
58
13
10
10
100 workers or more
8
14
60
18
1
12
12
    100 to 499 workers
5
14
61
18
1
12
12
    500 workers or more
9
14
60
17
[3]
11
12
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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.