Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, private industry workers,
March 2018
(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Carryover provision1 No
carryover
provision
Total Unlimited
accumulation
Limit on days
accumulated
All workers
46
9
37
54
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
54
13
42
46
    Management, business, and financial
49
11
37
51
    Professional and related
58
14
44
42
Sales and office
43
8
35
57
    Sales and related
43
8
35
57
    Office and administrative support
44
9
35
56
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
38
8
30
62
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
38
10
28
62
    Transportation and material moving
39
5
34
61

 

 

 

 

 

Full time
46
10
36
54
Nonunion
46
9
37
54
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Second 25 percent
47
8
39
53
    Third 25 percent
44
9
35
56
    Highest 25 percent
51
12
39
49
        Highest 10 percent
50
12
38
50
Service-providing industries
48
9
39
52
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
43
7
35
57
        Wholesale trade
30
7
23
70
        Retail trade
42
7
35
58
    Information
24
9
15
76
    Financial activities
43
9
34
57
        Finance and insurance
50
8
41
50
            Credit intermediation and related activities
53
7
45
47
            Insurance carriers and related activities
45
55
        Real estate and rental and leasing
22
78
    Education and health services
72
12
60
28
        Educational services
71
12
59
29
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
78
17
61
22
        Health care and social assistance
72
12
60
28
    Leisure and hospitality
48
8
40
52
1 to 99 workers
37
7
30
63
    1 to 49 workers
32
7
25
68
    50 to 99 workers
49
8
42
51
100 workers or more
54
11
43
46
    100 to 499 workers
50
10
40
50
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
44
9
35
56
    New England
43
6
37
57
    Middle Atlantic
44
10
35
56
South
46
10
36
54
    South Atlantic
47
11
37
53
    East South Central
43
8
35
57
    West South Central
45
11
35
55
West
51
9
41
49
    Pacific
47
10
38
53
1Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.
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: 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.