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Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 private
industry workers, March 2018
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
1.1
1.0
0.7
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.6
Full time
1.1
1.1
0.9
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.2
Part time
2.4
2.5
0.9
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.3
Nonunion
1.2
1.2
0.8
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.9
1 to 99 workers
1.4
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.1
0.0
    1 to 49 workers
1.6
1.7
1.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
    50 to 99 workers
3.0
3.4
2.3
0.3
0.0
100 workers or more
1.4
1.4
1.1
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.0
    100 to 499 workers
1.8
1.9
1.5
0.5
0.2
0.2
0.3
    500 workers or more
1.5
2.3
1.8
0.6
0.3
0.4
1.0
After 5 years
             
All workers
1.1
1.1
0.7
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
Full time
1.1
1.2
0.9
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
Part time
2.2
2.4
0.9
0.4
0.1
0.1
0.3
Nonunion
1.3
1.2
0.8
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
1 to 99 workers
1.4
1.6
1.2
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
    1 to 49 workers
1.6
1.7
1.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
    50 to 99 workers
2.9
3.5
2.3
0.3
[3]
100 workers or more
1.4
1.5
1.1
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.0
    100 to 499 workers
1.8
2.0
1.5
0.6
0.3
0.2
0.0
    500 workers or more
1.3
2.1
1.8
0.7
0.5
0.4
0.2
After 10 years
             
All workers
1.0
1.0
0.8
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.0
Full time
1.1
1.2
0.9
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
Part time
2.2
2.4
1.2
0.4
0.1
0.1
0.9
Nonunion
1.2
1.2
0.9
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.0
1 to 99 workers
1.4
1.5
1.2
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
    1 to 49 workers
1.6
1.8
1.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
    50 to 99 workers
2.9
3.2
2.2
0.3
[3]
100 workers or more
1.4
1.5
1.2
0.4
0.3
0.3
[3]
    100 to 499 workers
1.8
2.0
1.5
0.6
0.3
0.2
0.0
    500 workers or more
1.3
2.2
2.0
0.7
0.5
0.4
0.2
After 20 years
             
All workers
1.1
1.0
0.8
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.0
Full time
1.1
1.2
0.9
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
Part time
2.2
2.4
1.2
0.5
0.1
0.1
0.8
Nonunion
1.2
1.2
0.9
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.0
1 to 99 workers
1.4
1.5
1.2
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
    1 to 49 workers
1.7
1.7
1.4
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.0
    50 to 99 workers
2.9
3.4
2.4
0.3
[3]
100 workers or more
1.4
1.4
1.2
0.4
0.3
0.3
[3]
    100 to 499 workers
1.8
2.0
1.5
0.6
0.3
0.3
0.0
    500 workers or more
1.3
2.2
2.0
0.7
0.5
0.5
0.3
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 0.05.

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.