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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, private industry workers,
March 2017
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Carryover provision1 No
carryover
provision
Total Unlimited
accumulation
Limit on days
accumulated
All workers
45
10
36
55
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
53
13
40
47
    Management, business, and financial
44
11
33
56
    Professional and related
58
14
44
42
Service
50
9
42
50
Sales and office
43
9
34
57
    Sales and related
46
7
40
54
    Office and administrative support
41
10
31
59
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
34
6
28
66
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
35
9
26
65
Production, transportation, and material moving
38
7
31
62
    Transportation and material moving
41
6
34
59

 

 

 

 

 

Full time
45
10
35
55
Union
49
9
41
51
Nonunion
45
10
35
55
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Lowest 25 percent
43
7
35
57
    Second 25 percent
44
9
35
56
    Third 25 percent
46
9
36
54
    Highest 25 percent
48
11
37
52
        Highest 10 percent
46
11
35
54
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries:
      Construction
31
2
29
69
Service-providing industries
48
10
38
52
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
44
7
37
56
        Wholesale trade
29
7
21
71
        Retail trade
47
7
40
53
        Transportation and warehousing
53
5
48
47
        Utilities
55
45
    Information
24
12
12
76
    Financial activities
38
9
29
62
        Finance and insurance
42
9
33
58
            Credit intermediation and related activities
40
9
32
60
            Insurance carriers and related activities
48
13
35
52
        Real estate and rental and leasing
26
74
    Professional and business services
36
9
27
64
        Professional and technical services
41
14
27
59
    Education and health services
72
13
58
28
        Educational services
71
15
56
29
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
82
25
57
18
        Health care and social assistance
72
13
59
28
    Leisure and hospitality
45
11
34
55
        Accommodation and food services
49
51
    Other services
48
9
39
52
1 to 99 workers
38
8
30
62
    1 to 49 workers
34
6
27
66
    50 to 99 workers
50
11
39
50
100 workers or more
52
11
41
48
    100 to 499 workers
48
10
38
52
    500 workers or more
60
13
46
40
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
42
8
34
58
    New England
46
5
40
54
    Middle Atlantic
41
8
33
59
South
48
12
36
52
    South Atlantic
51
14
38
49
    East South Central
42
6
36
58
    West South Central
45
11
34
55
West
49
9
40
51
    Mountain
57
8
49
43
    Pacific
46
9
37
54
1Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.
2Surveyed 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.