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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, civilian workers,1 March 2018
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Carryover provision2 No
carryover
provision
Total Unlimited
accumulation
Limit on days
accumulated
All workers
56
21
36
44
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
68
30
38
32
    Management, business, and financial
57
21
36
43
    Professional and related
73
35
38
27
        Teachers
87
51
35
13
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
88
52
36
12
Service
61
20
41
39
    Protective service
75
43
32
25
Sales and office
50
15
35
50
    Sales and related
43
8
35
57
    Office and administrative support
53
18
35
47
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
45
14
31
55
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
47
13
34
53
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
43
14
29
57
    Transportation and material moving
43
9
34
57
Full time
57
22
35
43
Union
70
35
35
30
Nonunion
53
16
36
47
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
46
11
35
54
    Second 25 percent
54
18
37
46
    Third 25 percent
57
21
35
43
    Highest 25 percent
64
28
36
36
        Highest 10 percent
62
26
36
38
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
60
22
37
40
    Education and health services
81
36
45
19
        Educational services
87
52
35
13
            Elementary and secondary schools
88
52
35
12
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
88
55
33
12
        Health care and social assistance
75
18
57
25
    Public administration
94
58
36
6
1 to 99 workers
44
13
30
56
    1 to 49 workers
37
11
26
63
    50 to 99 workers
58
18
40
42
100 workers or more
66
26
40
34
    100 to 499 workers
59
19
40
41
    500 workers or more
74
34
40
26
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
55
16
39
45
    New England
54
13
42
46
    Middle Atlantic
55
17
37
45
South
57
25
33
43
    South Atlantic
58
25
33
42
    East South Central
56
25
32
44
    West South Central
57
24
33
43
    East North Central
50
17
33
50
West
60
22
38
40
    Mountain
69
21
49
31
    Pacific
56
22
34
44
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.
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 2018.

Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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.