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Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated, State and local government
workers, March 2018
(Includes workers in sick leave plans1 that specify a fixed number of days and limit the number of accumulated
carryover days)
Characteristics Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated2 Mean
number
of days
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
29
75
125
180
250
137
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
30
90
150
190
250
146
    Professional and related
30
90
150
186
245
145
        Teachers
30
100
160
200
260
155
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
34
100
160
200
260
159
Service
25
56
120
180
250
124
    Protective service
30
45
120
150
250
121
Sales and office
30
120
200
255
135
    Office and administrative support
30
120
200
255
134
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
13
48
90
130
200
101
Production, transportation, and material moving
10
120
180
240
121
Full time
30
80
125
180
250
137
Part time
8
135
200
240
133
Union
30
100
160
200
273
158
Nonunion
60
105
150
200
114
Average wage within the following categories:3
           
    Lowest 25 percent
20
60
115
180
240
119
        Lowest 10 percent
90
120
195
104
    Second 25 percent
60
120
180
240
129
    Third 25 percent
30
80
120
180
250
134
    Highest 25 percent
110
160
200
260
160
        Highest 10 percent
130
160
200
240
164
Establishment characteristics
           
Service-providing industries
28
75
125
180
250
137
    Education and health services
30
90
150
191
259
148
        Educational services
27
90
160
200
259
150
            Elementary and secondary schools
30
90
160
200
260
151
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
15
100
150
200
220
146
        Health care and social assistance
126
            Hospitals
101
    Public administration
54
120
165
240
120
1 to 99 workers
40
90
120
180
260
136
    1 to 49 workers
40
120
175
200
126
    50 to 99 workers
90
120
190
260
144
100 workers or more
24
72
130
185
250
137
    100 to 499 workers
60
120
185
260
133
    500 workers or more
27
90
135
185
240
139
State government
40
90
125
200
300
151
Local government
25
68
120
180
240
134
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
40
120
170
200
300
169
    New England
115
130
190
230
149
    Middle Atlantic
38
160
180
200
300
178
South
60
105
150
180
109
    South Atlantic
90
120
180
180
120
    East South Central
72
150
180
124
    West South Central
20
90
120
180
90
Midwest
60
120
180
265
137
    East North Central
132
240
340
157
    West North Central
30
60
115
150
180
108
West
54
120
180
248
120
    Mountain
125
    Pacific
10
125
180
248
115
1Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by length of service.
2The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th
percentile or median, half of participating workers receive the same as or more than the amount shown, and half receive the same as
or less than the amount shown. At the 25th percentile, one-fourth of participating workers receive the same or less than the amount
shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.
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: 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.