Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, private industry 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
67
4
29
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
60
7
33
    Management, business, and financial
61
8
31
    Professional and related
60
6
34
Service
69
1
30
    Protective service
62
Sales and office
67
3
30
    Sales and related
65
3
31
    Office and administrative support
67
3
29
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
75
5
19
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
76
6
19
Production, transportation, and material moving
79
2
19
    Transportation and material moving
83
2
15
Full time
67
5
29
Part time
72
1
27
Union
85
2
13
Nonunion
65
4
30
Average wage within the following categories:4
     
    Lowest 25 percent
71
2
28
    Second 25 percent
69
2
29
    Third 25 percent
69
4
27
    Highest 25 percent
62
8
30
        Highest 10 percent
60
10
29
Establishment characteristics
     
Goods-producing industries
70
6
24
    Construction
73
6
21
    Manufacturing
69
6
26
Service-providing industries
67
4
29
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
72
3
24
        Wholesale trade
79
5
16
        Retail trade
64
3
33
        Transportation and warehousing
84
        Utilities
79
2
19
    Information
71
9
20
    Financial activities
62
5
33
        Finance and insurance
61
5
35
            Credit intermediation and related activities
70
2
28
            Insurance carriers and related activities
47
5
48
        Real estate and rental and leasing
67
4
28
    Professional and business services
66
8
26
        Professional and technical services
61
8
31
    Education and health services
59
1
40
        Educational services
83
5
12
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
82
8
10
        Health care and social assistance
55
    Leisure and hospitality
77
        Accommodation and food services
77
    Other services
72
5
24
1 to 99 workers
71
5
24
    1 to 49 workers
70
6
24
    50 to 99 workers
74
2
24
100 workers or more
64
3
33
    100 to 499 workers
68
2
30
    500 workers or more
58
5
37
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
71
5
25
    New England
64
5
31
    Middle Atlantic
73
5
22
South
66
5
30
    South Atlantic
65
6
29
    East South Central
72
5
23
    West South Central
63
3
34
Midwest:
     East North Central
68
3
29
West
69
4
28
    Mountain
56
4
40
    Pacific
73
4
23
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.
4Surveyed 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.