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Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, private
industry workers, March 2018
Characteristics Carryover provision1 No
carryover
provision
Total Unlimited
accumulation
Limit on days
accumulated
All workers
1.4
0.6
1.3
1.4
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
1.7
0.9
1.6
1.7
    Management, business, and financial
2.5
1.5
2.8
2.5
    Professional and related
2.2
1.1
2.1
2.2
Sales and office
1.9
0.9
1.4
1.9
    Sales and related
2.4
1.1
2.2
2.4
    Office and administrative support
2.4
1.3
1.8
2.4
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
3.5
1.2
3.4
3.5
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
3.3
1.7
2.9
3.3
    Transportation and material moving
2.4
1.0
2.4
2.4

 

 

 

 

 

Full time
1.3
0.6
1.3
1.3
Nonunion
1.4
0.6
1.3
1.4
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Second 25 percent
2.0
0.9
2.1
2.0
    Third 25 percent
1.4
0.7
1.5
1.4
    Highest 25 percent
1.8
1.1
2.1
1.8
        Highest 10 percent
2.5
1.6
3.1
2.5
Service-providing industries
1.6
0.6
1.5
1.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
2.0
0.9
1.6
2.0
        Wholesale trade
3.7
1.4
3.3
3.7
        Retail trade
2.0
0.9
1.9
2.0
    Information
3.0
2.5
2.3
3.0
    Financial activities
2.8
1.4
2.6
2.8
        Finance and insurance
2.2
1.6
2.6
2.2
            Credit intermediation and related activities
2.6
1.6
2.9
2.6
            Insurance carriers and related activities
4.5
4.5
        Real estate and rental and leasing
5.3
5.3
    Education and health services
2.9
1.6
2.6
2.9
        Educational services
3.5
2.0
3.8
3.5
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
2.9
2.2
3.5
2.9
        Health care and social assistance
3.8
2.0
3.4
3.8
    Leisure and hospitality
4.8
2.2
4.0
4.8
1 to 99 workers
1.9
0.8
1.6
1.9
    1 to 49 workers
2.2
1.0
1.9
2.2
    50 to 99 workers
2.8
1.9
2.9
2.8
100 workers or more
1.7
0.8
1.8
1.7
    100 to 499 workers
2.0
1.1
2.0
2.0
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
3.1
0.6
3.3
3.1
    New England
4.7
1.3
5.0
4.7
    Middle Atlantic
3.4
0.7
3.6
3.4
South
1.5
1.1
1.7
1.5
    South Atlantic
1.6
1.2
1.7
1.6
    East South Central
3.2
2.3
4.2
3.2
    West South Central
3.8
2.6
3.9
3.8
West
2.6
1.2
2.3
2.6
    Pacific
2.6
1.4
2.2
2.6
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: 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.