Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated, State and
local government workers, March 2018
Characteristics Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated1 Mean
number
of days
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
3.8
12.0
8.0
5.4
7.5
2.6
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
1.3
2.4
0.2
8.7
15.7
3.4
    Professional and related
2.7
3.1
0.4
8.3
13.0
3.6
        Teachers
5.4
9.3
0.0
10.8
5.1
4.5
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
9.2
10.5
0.6
6.8
4.8
4.7
Service
4.6
11.3
4.3
13.8
7.0
4.6
    Protective service
2.1
12.3
12.0
21.1
62.2
7.9
Sales and office
2.3
0.0
22.8
15.6
7.3
    Office and administrative support
2.1
0.0
22.5
15.1
7.2
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
3.9
11.9
8.2
7.5
22.5
5.8
Production, transportation, and material moving
0.0
10.9
23.1
26.6
11.6
Full time
0.4
13.3
8.0
3.1
8.0
2.6
Part time
2.2
18.7
21.0
20.5
12.8
Union
1.3
14.3
0.0
0.0
35.4
4.1
Nonunion
0.0
15.0
14.7
9.7
2.5
Average wage within the following categories:2
           
    Lowest 25 percent
5.3
8.3
16.5
11.0
15.1
4.9
        Lowest 10 percent
6.3
33.9
11.9
5.3
    Second 25 percent
7.2
0.0
2.7
8.2
4.9
    Third 25 percent
3.1
13.1
9.1
1.6
10.0
4.7
    Highest 25 percent
15.3
1.0
0.0
13.0
5.3
        Highest 10 percent
13.2
0.0
9.7
28.1
7.0
Establishment characteristics
           
Service-providing industries
3.8
13.6
8.2
5.4
7.0
2.6
    Education and health services
3.5
3.8
4.9
11.7
11.2
3.7
        Educational services
4.2
7.2
9.4
8.5
10.0
3.9
            Elementary and secondary schools
4.1
6.1
6.7
10.2
7.3
4.4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
2.8
15.7
25.8
23.9
39.9
7.6
        Health care and social assistance
11.1
            Hospitals
11.5
    Public administration
9.9
3.4
19.0
22.6
4.1
1 to 99 workers
5.1
10.9
1.5
7.8
53.4
8.4
    1 to 49 workers
5.8
11.1
34.4
52.1
9.5
    50 to 99 workers
0.0
11.2
15.4
20.3
11.1
100 workers or more
4.8
15.6
3.5
10.4
11.6
3.7
    100 to 499 workers
3.2
4.6
11.9
26.2
7.7
    500 workers or more
3.7
10.1
15.8
16.2
10.3
4.9
State government
4.2
15.4
23.6
7.7
0.0
6.4
Local government
5.3
12.9
11.3
1.8
5.2
3.1
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
3.3
1.6
11.9
0.0
0.0
3.8
    New England
9.1
20.6
16.1
32.2
5.8
    Middle Atlantic
11.3
8.9
22.6
14.1
0.0
5.6
South
6.6
26.6
6.6
0.9
4.8
    South Atlantic
0.0
14.9
24.9
10.8
8.8
    East South Central
17.7
14.1
6.4
8.0
    West South Central
3.0
11.6
0.0
0.0
6.0
Midwest
10.0
0.0
12.0
7.8
5.1
    East North Central
16.8
7.2
20.4
8.6
    West North Central
2.1
13.0
14.1
11.4
8.8
5.3
West
10.5
4.7
23.9
23.4
7.0
    Mountain
12.7
    Pacific
1.4
20.4
0.0
38.8
5.6
1The 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.
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: 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.