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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated, State and local government
workers, March 2017
(Includes workers in sick leave plans1 that specify a fixed number of days and limit the number of accumulated
carryover days)
Characteristics Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated2 Mean
number
of days
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
30
75
125
180
250
137
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
30
90
150
190
260
147
    Professional and related
30
90
150
190
252
147
        Teachers
30
100
160
200
260
156
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
100
160
200
260
160
Service
25
45
120
165
250
120
    Protective service
30
45
120
150
250
119
Sales and office
30
60
120
200
255
135
    Office and administrative support
30
60
120
200
255
134
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
13
48
100
132
200
107
Production, transportation, and material moving
10
120
200
240
125
Full time
30
75
125
180
250
137
Part time
10
150
200
250
145
Union
30
110
160
200
280
160
Nonunion
20
60
100
150
200
113
Average wage within the following categories:3
           
    Lowest 25 percent
60
115
180
240
118
        Lowest 10 percent
90
120
200
104
    Second 25 percent
60
120
180
240
130
    Third 25 percent
30
75
120
180
250
134
    Highest 25 percent
110
160
200
265
162
        Highest 10 percent
139
160
200
250
168
Establishment characteristics
           
Service-providing industries
28
75
128
180
250
138
    Education and health services
30
90
150
197
260
148
        Educational services
27
90
160
200
260
150
            Elementary and secondary schools
28
90
160
200
260
151
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
15
100
150
200
240
148
        Health care and social assistance
129
            Hospitals
104
    Public administration
30
56
120
165
240
121
1 to 99 workers
40
90
120
180
260
135
    1 to 49 workers
40
120
175
200
128
    50 to 99 workers
90
120
190
285
142
100 workers or more
25
75
132
185
250
138
    100 to 499 workers
60
120
180
260
134
    500 workers or more
27
90
145
200
240
141
State government
40
90
130
200
300
152
Local government
27
71
125
180
240
134
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
40
120
175
200
300
170
    New England
120
150
190
230
151
    Middle Atlantic
38
160
190
200
300
178
South
60
96
150
180
108
    South Atlantic
90
120
162
180
118
    East South Central
72
150
160
125
    West South Central
20
90
120
180
90
Midwest
60
120
185
265
139
    East North Central
137
240
340
160
    West North Central
60
114
150
185
108
West
60
120
180
248
123
    Mountain
126
    Pacific
130
180
248
120
1Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by length of service.
2The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th
percentile or median, half of participating workers receive the same as or more than the amount shown, and half receive the same as
or less than the amount shown. At the 25th percentile, one-fourth of participating workers receive the same or less than the amount
shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.
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: 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.