Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, State and local
government workers, March 2018
(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)
Characteristics Sick leave provision
Fixed number
of days per
year1
As needed2 As part of
consolidated
leave plan3
All workers
88
2
11
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
89
1
10
    Professional and related
89
1
10
        Teachers
92
1
7
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
92
Service
85
4
11
    Protective service
85
6
9
Sales and office
87
2
11
    Office and administrative support
87
2
11
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
83
Production, transportation, and material moving
87
Full time
88
2
11
Part time
88
1
11
Union
91
2
7
Nonunion
85
1
14
Average wage within the following categories:4
     
    Lowest 25 percent
89
1
10
        Lowest 10 percent
86
1
13
    Second 25 percent
87
2
12
    Third 25 percent
85
2
14
    Highest 25 percent
91
2
7
        Highest 10 percent
90
2
8
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
88
2
11
    Education and health services
89
1
10
        Educational services
93
1
6
            Elementary and secondary schools
92
1
7
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
94
1
5
        Health care and social assistance
64
            Hospitals
53
    Public administration
86
3
11
1 to 99 workers
89
    1 to 49 workers
87
    50 to 99 workers
91
100 workers or more
87
2
11
    100 to 499 workers
91
    500 workers or more
86
2
12
State government
88
1
11
Local government
87
2
11
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
95
    New England
97
    Middle Atlantic
94
South
86
1
13
    South Atlantic
86
1
14
    East South Central
91
    West South Central
84
Midwest
89
2
9
    East North Central
89
2
8
    West North Central
88
West
84
    Mountain
86
    Pacific
83
1Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.
2Plan does not specify maximum number of days.
3A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for multiple purposes,
such as vacation, illness, or personal business.
4Surveyed 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.