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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 private industry 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
26
52
19
2
1
7
6
Full time
24
52
21
2
1
7
6
Part time
36
53
8
6
5
Union
25
46
26
3
[3]
7
6
Nonunion
26
53
18
2
1
7
6
1 to 99 workers
30
53
15
2
1
6
5
    1 to 49 workers
29
54
15
2
1
6
5
    50 to 99 workers
32
49
17
6
5
100 workers or more
22
52
22
3
1
8
6
    100 to 499 workers
26
54
17
2
1
7
6
    500 workers or more
16
48
31
4
1
9
7
After 5 years
             
All workers
25
53
19
3
1
7
6
Full time
23
52
21
3
2
8
6
Part time
35
54
8
6
5
Union
21
48
27
3
1
8
6
Nonunion
25
53
18
2
1
7
6
1 to 99 workers
29
53
15
2
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
28
54
15
2
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
31
50
17
6
5
100 workers or more
20
52
23
3
2
8
6
    100 to 499 workers
24
55
17
2
1
7
6
    500 workers or more
14
47
32
4
3
10
7
After 10 years
             
All workers
24
52
19
3
1
8
6
Full time
22
52
21
3
2
8
6
Part time
34
53
10
6
5
Union
20
49
27
3
2
9
6
Nonunion
25
53
18
3
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
29
53
16
2
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
28
54
15
2
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
31
49
17
7
5
100 workers or more
20
52
23
3
2
9
6
    100 to 499 workers
24
55
18
2
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
13
47
32
5
3
11
7
After 20 years
             
All workers
24
52
19
3
1
8
6
Full time
22
52
21
3
2
8
6
Part time
34
53
10
6
5
Union
20
48
27
3
2
9
6
Nonunion
25
53
18
3
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
29
53
16
2
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
28
54
15
2
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
31
49
18
7
5
100 workers or more
20
52
23
3
2
9
6
    100 to 499 workers
24
55
18
2
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
13
47
32
5
3
11
7
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.