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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, State and local government
workers, March 2018
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Carryover provision1 No
carryover
provision
Total Unlimited
accumulation
Limit on days
accumulated
All workers
92
60
32
8
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
92
61
31
8
    Professional and related
91
60
31
9
        Teachers
90
58
32
10
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
90
56
34
10
Service
90
58
32
10
    Protective service
93
58
35
7
Sales and office
94
60
34
6
    Office and administrative support
94
60
34
6
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
96
56
40
4
Production, transportation, and material moving
93
52
41
7
Full time
92
60
32
8
Part time
91
58
32
9
Union
93
60
33
7
Nonunion
91
60
32
9
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Lowest 25 percent
91
56
35
9
        Lowest 10 percent
89
55
34
11
    Second 25 percent
94
65
29
6
    Third 25 percent
93
61
32
7
    Highest 25 percent
91
58
33
9
        Highest 10 percent
90
58
32
10
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
92
60
32
8
    Education and health services
91
61
30
9
        Educational services
90
60
30
10
            Elementary and secondary schools
90
57
33
10
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
92
72
20
8
        Health care and social assistance
63
            Hospitals
61
    Public administration
94
58
36
6
1 to 99 workers
91
58
33
9
    1 to 49 workers
90
58
33
10
    50 to 99 workers
91
57
34
9
100 workers or more
92
60
32
8
    100 to 499 workers
94
55
39
6
    500 workers or more
92
63
29
8
State government
95
74
21
5
Local government
91
55
37
9
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
94
44
50
6
    New England
94
37
57
6
    Middle Atlantic
94
46
48
6
South
90
66
24
10
    South Atlantic
91
70
21
9
    East South Central
89
65
24
11
    West South Central
88
60
27
12
Midwest
90
49
41
10
    East North Central
91
53
38
9
    West North Central
88
42
46
12
West
97
74
23
3
    Mountain
64
    Pacific
97
78
18
3
1Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.
2Surveyed 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.