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Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 private industry workers,
March 2018
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Paid sick leave days by length of service2 Mean
number of
days
Median
number of
days
Less than 5
days
5 to 9 days 10 to 14
days
15 to 29
days
Greater
than 29
days
After 1 year
             
All workers
27
54
17
2
1
7
6
Full time
24
54
19
2
1
7
6
Part time
37
54
8
1
[3]
6
5
Nonunion
27
54
16
2
1
7
6
1 to 99 workers
31
54
13
1
1
6
5
    1 to 49 workers
30
55
13
1
1
6
5
    50 to 99 workers
33
52
13
6
5
100 workers or more
23
53
21
2
1
7
6
    100 to 499 workers
28
54
16
2
[3]
7
6
    500 workers or more
15
53
28
3
1
8
7
After 5 years
             
All workers
25
54
17
2
1
7
6
Full time
23
54
19
3
1
7
6
Part time
34
56
8
1
[3]
6
5
Nonunion
26
54
17
2
1
7
6
1 to 99 workers
29
55
13
1
1
6
5
    1 to 49 workers
29
56
13
1
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
31
53
13
6
5
100 workers or more
21
53
21
3
1
8
6
    100 to 499 workers
26
54
17
2
1
7
6
    500 workers or more
13
52
28
4
2
9
7
After 10 years
             
All workers
25
54
18
2
1
7
6
Full time
23
53
20
3
1
8
6
Part time
34
55
9
1
[3]
6
5
Nonunion
26
54
17
2
1
7
6
1 to 99 workers
29
54
14
2
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
29
55
14
1
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
31
52
14
6
5
100 workers or more
20
53
22
3
1
8
6
    100 to 499 workers
26
54
17
2
1
7
6
    500 workers or more
12
52
30
4
2
9
7
After 20 years
             
All workers
25
54
18
2
1
8
6
Full time
23
53
20
3
2
8
6
Part time
34
56
9
1
[3]
6
5
Nonunion
25
54
17
2
1
7
6
1 to 99 workers
29
54
14
2
1
7
5
    1 to 49 workers
29
55
14
2
1
7
5
    50 to 99 workers
31
52
15
6
5
100 workers or more
20
53
22
3
1
8
6
    100 to 499 workers
25
54
17
3
1
8
6
    500 workers or more
12
52
29
4
2
10
7
1Employees either are granted a specific number of days after completion of the indicated length of service or accrue days during the next 12-month period.
The total number of days is assumed to be available for use immediately upon completion of the service interval. Periods of service are chosen arbitrarily and do
not necessarily reflect individual provisions for progression.
2Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.
3Less than 0.5.

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.