Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, private industry 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
64
4
32
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
56
6
38
    Management, business, and financial
61
7
32
    Professional and related
53
6
41
Service
65
2
33
Sales and office
62
3
35
    Sales and related
61
3
36
    Office and administrative support
63
3
34
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
73
7
21
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
69
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
75
7
19
Production, transportation, and material moving
77
2
20
    Transportation and material moving
82
2
16
Full time
62
5
33
Part time
71
1
28
Nonunion
61
4
34
Average wage within the following categories:4
     
    Lowest 25 percent
66
2
32
    Second 25 percent
64
4
32
    Third 25 percent
67
3
30
    Highest 25 percent
59
7
35
        Highest 10 percent
58
9
33
Establishment characteristics
     
Goods-producing industries
69
5
26
    Construction
69
4
28
Service-providing industries
62
4
33
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
69
3
28
        Wholesale trade
74
4
22
        Retail trade
60
2
37
        Transportation and warehousing
82
    Information
71
7
22
    Financial activities
60
4
36
        Finance and insurance
57
4
39
            Credit intermediation and related activities
68
2
30
            Insurance carriers and related activities
40
4
56
        Real estate and rental and leasing
71
5
24
    Professional and business services
62
9
29
        Professional and technical services
56
7
37
    Education and health services
52
2
46
        Educational services
80
6
14
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
82
7
11
        Health care and social assistance
51
    Leisure and hospitality
72
2
26
        Accommodation and food services
75
    Other services
70
6
24
1 to 99 workers
64
5
30
    1 to 49 workers
63
6
31
    50 to 99 workers
68
3
29
100 workers or more
63
3
34
    100 to 499 workers
66
2
32
    500 workers or more
59
5
37
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
69
5
27
    New England
68
6
26
    Middle Atlantic
69
4
27
South
58
5
37
    South Atlantic
57
5
38
    East South Central
62
5
33
    West South Central
58
6
36
West
68
3
30
    Mountain
60
2
38
    Pacific
70
3
27
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.