Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 civilian workers,2 March 2018
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Paid sick leave days by length of service3 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
22
45
27
5
1
8
6
Full time
20
44
30
5
1
8
6
Part time
35
51
12
1
[4]
6
6
Union
16
30
45
10
[4]
9
10
Nonunion
24
49
22
3
1
7
6
1 to 99 workers
28
49
19
3
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
28
52
17
2
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
29
43
23
7
6
100 workers or more
18
42
33
6
1
9
8
    100 to 499 workers
23
46
25
4
[4]
8
6
    500 workers or more
13
37
42
8
1
9
10
After 5 years
             
All workers
21
45
27
5
1
8
6
Full time
19
44
30
6
1
8
7
Part time
32
53
12
2
[4]
6
6
Union
13
30
44
11
1
10
10
Nonunion
23
49
22
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
27
50
19
3
1
7
6
    1 to 49 workers
27
52
17
3
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
28
44
23
7
6
100 workers or more
17
42
33
7
1
9
8
    100 to 499 workers
22
47
25
5
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
11
37
42
9
1
10
10
After 10 years
             
All workers
21
45
28
6
1
8
7
Full time
19
43
30
6
1
9
7
Part time
32
52
13
2
[4]
7
6
Union
13
30
44
12
1
10
10
Nonunion
23
49
23
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
27
49
20
3
1
7
6
    1 to 49 workers
27
52
18
3
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
28
43
24
7
6
100 workers or more
16
42
33
7
1
9
8
    100 to 499 workers
22
46
25
5
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
11
37
42
9
1
10
10
After 20 years
             
All workers
21
45
28
6
1
8
7
Full time
19
43
30
6
1
9
7
Part time
32
52
13
2
[4]
7
6
Union
13
30
44
12
1
10
10
Nonunion
23
49
23
4
1
8
6
1 to 99 workers
27
49
20
3
1
7
6
    1 to 49 workers
27
52
18
3
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
28
43
24
7
6
100 workers or more
16
42
33
7
1
9
8
    100 to 499 workers
22
47
25
5
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
11
37
42
9
1
10
10
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.
2Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
3Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.
4Less 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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.

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