Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 State and local government
workers, March 2018
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Paid sick leave days by length of service2 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
9
15
62
14
[3]
11
12
Full time
8
14
63
15
[3]
11
12
Part time
20
27
48
9
10
Union
8
10
66
16
[3]
12
12
Nonunion
20
59
12
11
12
1 to 99 workers
13
62
13
11
12
    1 to 49 workers
13
65
14
11
12
    50 to 99 workers
16
13
59
10
10
100 workers or more
8
15
62
15
[3]
11
12
    100 to 499 workers
14
64
15
12
12
    500 workers or more
15
61
14
11
12
After 5 years
             
All workers
8
14
61
16
[3]
11
12
Full time
8
13
62
17
[3]
12
12
Part time
19
27
48
9
10
Union
8
9
65
18
1
12
12
Nonunion
20
57
14
11
12
1 to 99 workers
12
61
14
11
12
    1 to 49 workers
12
65
16
12
12
    50 to 99 workers
16
58
13
10
10
100 workers or more
7
15
61
16
[3]
12
12
    100 to 499 workers
15
62
17
12
12
    500 workers or more
15
60
16
11
12
After 10 years
             
All workers
8
14
61
16
[3]
12
12
Full time
8
13
62
17
[3]
12
12
Part time
19
27
47
9
10
Union
8
9
64
18
1
12
12
Nonunion
20
57
14
11
12
1 to 99 workers
12
61
15
11
12
    1 to 49 workers
13
63
17
12
12
    50 to 99 workers
16
60
13
10
10
100 workers or more
7
15
60
17
[3]
12
12
    100 to 499 workers
15
62
18
12
12
    500 workers or more
15
60
16
11
12
After 20 years
             
All workers
8
14
60
17
1
12
12
Full time
8
13
61
17
[3]
12
12
Part time
19
27
47
9
10
Union
8
9
63
19
1
12
12
Nonunion
9
20
57
14
[3]
11
12
1 to 99 workers
12
61
15
11
12
    1 to 49 workers
13
63
17
12
12
    50 to 99 workers
16
59
14
10
10
100 workers or more
7
15
60
17
1
12
12
    100 to 499 workers
15
61
18
12
12
    500 workers or more
8
15
60
17
[3]
11
12
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.
2Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.
3Less 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.