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Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, civilian workers,1 March
2018
(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)
Characteristics Sick leave provision
Fixed number
of days per
year2
As needed3 As part of
consolidated
leave plan4
All workers
68
4
28
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
65
5
30
    Management, business, and financial
64
6
30
    Professional and related
65
4
31
        Teachers
88
3
9
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
89
1
10
Service
69
2
29
    Protective service
80
4
16
Sales and office
65
3
32
    Sales and related
61
3
36
    Office and administrative support
66
3
31
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
74
6
20
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
71
6
23
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
76
6
18
Production, transportation, and material moving
78
2
20
    Transportation and material moving
83
2
15
Full time
67
4
29
Part time
73
1
26
Union
87
2
11
Nonunion
64
4
32
Average wage within the following categories:5
     
    Lowest 25 percent
68
2
30
    Second 25 percent
67
4
29
    Third 25 percent
70
3
28
    Highest 25 percent
66
6
28
        Highest 10 percent
65
7
28
Establishment characteristics
     
Goods-producing industries
69
5
26
Service-providing industries
68
4
29
    Education and health services
66
1
33
        Educational services
90
2
8
            Elementary and secondary schools
91
1
8
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
90
3
7
        Health care and social assistance
50
            Hospitals
48
1
51
    Public administration
86
3
11
1 to 99 workers
66
5
29
    1 to 49 workers
64
6
30
    50 to 99 workers
72
2
26
100 workers or more
69
3
28
    100 to 499 workers
70
2
28
    500 workers or more
68
4
29
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
73
5
23
    New England
73
5
22
    Middle Atlantic
73
5
23
South
63
4
32
    South Atlantic
62
4
34
    East South Central
68
4
28
    West South Central
63
5
32
Midwest
67
4
29
    East North Central
69
4
27
    West North Central
64
3
33
West
70
2
27
    Mountain
65
1
34
    Pacific
72
3
25
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further
explanation.
2Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.
3Plan does not specify maximum number of days.
4A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.
5Surveyed 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 2018.

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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.