Standard Errors
Paid vacations: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 38. Standard errors for paid vacations: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 civilian workers,2
March 2018
Characteristics Paid vacation 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 19
days
20 to 24
days
Greater
than 24
days
After 1 year
               
All workers
0.4
0.6
0.8
0.5
0.5
0.3
0.1
0.0
Full time
0.5
0.7
0.8
0.5
0.6
0.2
0.1
0.0
Part time
2.1
2.2
2.1
0.7
0.4
[4]
Union
0.9
1.6
1.5
1.1
0.8
0.2
0.2
0.0
Nonunion
0.5
0.7
0.9
0.5
0.6
0.3
0.1
0.0
1 to 99 workers
0.8
1.2
1.1
0.6
0.2
0.0
    1 to 49 workers
0.8
1.4
1.4
0.7
0.2
[4]
    50 to 99 workers
1.4
1.8
1.8
1.4
1.2
0.3
0.3
[4]
100 workers or more
0.4
0.9
1.1
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.1
[4]
    100 to 499 workers
0.6
1.2
1.4
1.0
0.8
0.6
0.2
0.0
    500 workers or more
0.4
1.4
1.6
1.1
0.9
0.5
0.2
0.2
After 5 years
               
All workers
0.2
0.5
0.7
0.9
0.5
0.4
0.1
0.0
Full time
0.2
0.5
0.8
1.0
0.6
0.4
0.1
0.0
Part time
1.3
1.8
1.7
2.2
0.9
1.5
0.4
0.0
Union
0.3
0.7
1.8
1.5
0.8
0.7
0.2
0.0
Nonunion
0.3
0.5
0.7
1.0
0.6
0.5
0.1
0.0
1 to 99 workers
0.5
0.9
1.1
1.2
0.8
0.6
0.2
1.0
    1 to 49 workers
0.5
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.1
0.7
0.2
1.0
    50 to 99 workers
1.2
1.0
1.8
2.5
1.6
0.9
0.3
0.3
100 workers or more
0.2
0.4
0.9
1.0
0.6
0.6
0.1
0.0
    100 to 499 workers
0.3
0.6
1.1
1.4
0.9
0.9
0.2
0.0
    500 workers or more
0.2
0.5
1.4
1.5
1.0
0.7
0.2
[4]
After 10 years
               
All workers
0.2
0.4
0.5
0.7
0.8
0.6
0.1
0.7
Full time
0.2
0.4
0.6
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.1
0.3
Part time
1.3
1.7
2.0
1.8
1.1
2.3
0.4
1.6
Union
0.3
0.3
1.2
1.6
1.5
1.0
0.2
1.2
Nonunion
0.3
0.5
0.5
0.8
0.9
0.7
0.1
0.7
1 to 99 workers
0.5
0.9
0.9
1.1
0.9
0.8
0.2
0.0
    1 to 49 workers
0.4
1.1
1.1
1.4
1.0
1.1
0.2
0.0
    50 to 99 workers
1.2
1.0
1.5
2.5
2.0
1.2
0.3
0.0
100 workers or more
0.2
0.3
0.6
1.2
1.1
0.9
0.1
0.9
    100 to 499 workers
0.3
0.5
0.8
1.3
1.4
1.1
0.2
0.5
    500 workers or more
0.2
0.4
0.7
1.8
1.5
1.1
0.2
0.0
After 20 years
               
All workers
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.1
0.0
Full time
0.2
0.4
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.1
0.0
Part time
1.2
1.6
1.2
1.8
1.2
2.2
0.4
0.5
Union
0.2
0.3
0.6
1.1
1.6
1.6
0.2
0.8
Nonunion
0.2
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.7
0.9
0.2
0.0
1 to 99 workers
0.5
0.9
0.8
1.1
1.1
1.0
0.2
1.3
    1 to 49 workers
0.4
1.2
0.9
1.3
1.3
1.2
0.2
[4]
    50 to 99 workers
1.2
1.0
1.5
1.6
2.0
1.8
0.3
0.0
100 workers or more
0.2
0.3
0.5
0.8
0.8
1.1
0.2
0.7
    100 to 499 workers
0.3
0.5
0.7
1.2
1.0
1.4
0.2
0.0
    500 workers or more
0.2
0.3
0.6
0.8
1.4
1.4
0.2
0.3
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. Fractional vacation amounts were rounded to the nearest full number of days.
2Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
3Employees eligible for paid vacations but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days. Estimates include plans that are
exclusively for paid vacation and vacation plans that are part of a consolidated leave plan that provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes.
4Less than 0.05.

Note: 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.