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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated, private industry 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 accumulated (in number of days)2 Mean
number of
days
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
5
10
30
65
120
50
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
6
20
45
90
130
63
    Management, business, and financial
5
14
30
60
120
57
    Professional and related
8
25
50
90
130
66
Service
5
21
90
35
    Protective service
55
Sales and office
5
10
30
60
115
44
    Sales and related
6
10
30
30
33
    Office and administrative support
5
30
72
120
51
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
5
7
18
60
120
45
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
5
10
30
150
57
Production, transportation, and material moving
5
10
20
73
150
50
    Transportation and material moving
6
10
24
115
151
63
Full time
5
10
30
65
120
52
Union
6
60
130
180
83
Nonunion
5
10
30
60
108
44
Average wage within the following categories:3
           
    Lowest 25 percent
5
10
20
30
69
30
    Second 25 percent
5
10
30
65
120
49
    Third 25 percent
5
10
30
69
120
52
    Highest 25 percent
6
14
38
90
150
63
        Highest 10 percent
15
40
120
198
70
Establishment characteristics
           
Goods-producing industries:
      Construction
5
5
10
17
Service-providing industries
6
13
30
72
120
54
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
5
11
30
73
150
52
        Wholesale trade
10
20
30
60
28
        Retail trade
5
30
30
31
        Transportation and warehousing
150
184
94
        Utilities
77
    Information
130
75
    Financial activities
10
20
90
72
        Finance and insurance
15
20
52
90
180
78
            Credit intermediation and related activities
90
110
65
            Insurance carriers and related activities
15
60
130
365
105
        Real estate and rental and leasing
29
    Professional and business services
5
10
50
60
33
        Professional and technical services
6
42
50
26
    Education and health services
11
30
60
90
130
69
        Educational services
12
20
130
67
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
12
24
60
120
130
77
        Health care and social assistance
11
30
60
90
120
69
    Leisure and hospitality
5
6
10
19
60
21
        Accommodation and food services
17
    Other services
13
30
50
90
39
1 to 99 workers
5
10
30
40
90
42
    1 to 49 workers
5
10
30
35
31
    50 to 99 workers
6
10
30
75
62
100 workers or more
6
10
38
75
130
56
    100 to 499 workers
5
10
30
60
100
41
    500 workers or more
6
15
60
120
151
75
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
5
50
100
150
64
    New England
5
137
54
    Middle Atlantic
15
50
107
165
68
South
6
11
30
65
120
51
    South Atlantic
7
30
65
120
57
    East South Central
5
10
30
60
90
44
    West South Central
30
73
108
46
West
6
10
24
50
110
42
    Mountain
6
120
46
    Pacific
6
9
24
50
100
40
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.