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Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Type of provision, private
industry workers, March 2018
Characteristics Sick leave provision
Fixed number
of days per
year1
As needed2 As part of
consolidated
leave plan3
All workers
1.2
0.5
1.1
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
1.6
1.0
1.6
    Management, business, and financial
2.0
1.5
1.9
    Professional and related
2.2
1.1
2.3
Service
2.9
1.1
2.9
Sales and office
1.5
0.4
1.4
    Sales and related
1.6
0.5
1.6
    Office and administrative support
1.9
0.5
1.8
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
3.3
1.9
2.1
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
4.9
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
3.1
2.0
2.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
1.8
0.5
1.9
    Transportation and material moving
2.1
0.8
2.3
Full time
1.3
0.6
1.2
Part time
2.2
0.4
2.1
Nonunion
1.3
0.5
1.2
Average wage within the following categories:4
     
    Lowest 25 percent
2.7
0.6
2.5
    Second 25 percent
1.9
0.8
1.7
    Third 25 percent
1.5
0.6
1.4
    Highest 25 percent
1.6
1.1
1.6
        Highest 10 percent
2.3
1.9
2.2
Establishment characteristics
     
Goods-producing industries
1.9
0.8
1.9
    Construction
4.1
0.8
3.9
Service-providing industries
1.4
0.5
1.2
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
1.5
0.7
1.6
        Wholesale trade
2.8
1.0
2.6
        Retail trade
2.1
0.6
1.8
        Transportation and warehousing
3.2
    Information
4.0
2.2
3.8
    Financial activities
1.7
0.6
1.6
        Finance and insurance
1.3
0.6
1.4
            Credit intermediation and related activities
2.0
0.5
1.9
            Insurance carriers and related activities
2.3
1.1
2.2
        Real estate and rental and leasing
4.6
1.9
3.9
    Professional and business services
3.5
2.2
2.8
        Professional and technical services
3.1
1.9
3.6
    Education and health services
3.1
0.7
3.2
        Educational services
3.1
1.3
3.3
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
1.9
1.1
1.7
        Health care and social assistance
3.7
    Leisure and hospitality
4.5
0.8
4.4
        Accommodation and food services
4.4
    Other services
3.8
1.5
4.1
1 to 99 workers
1.5
0.7
1.6
    1 to 49 workers
1.9
0.8
1.9
    50 to 99 workers
2.7
1.0
2.7
100 workers or more
1.8
0.5
1.5
    100 to 499 workers
2.1
0.5
2.1
    500 workers or more
2.1
1.0
1.9
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
2.2
1.0
1.6
    New England
3.2
1.0
2.9
    Middle Atlantic
2.7
1.3
1.8
South
2.6
1.1
2.2
    South Atlantic
4.5
1.5
3.4
    East South Central
4.6
1.7
5.5
    West South Central
2.2
1.9
3.1
West
1.9
1.0
2.1
    Mountain
6.3
0.3
6.1
    Pacific
1.5
1.4
2.0
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: 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.