Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated

Table 37. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Limit on days accumulated, private industry
workers, March 2018
Characteristics Limit on paid sick leave days accumulated (in number of days)1 Mean
number of
days
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
0.4
0.0
3.4
0.9
0.0
2.6
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
1.2
1.4
7.1
7.8
9.2
5.9
    Management, business, and financial
1.3
2.3
1.7
0.0
12.5
9.4
    Professional and related
3.6
8.2
14.9
10.3
4.6
Sales and office
1.0
0.0
1.0
5.5
5.8
1.7
    Sales and related
1.0
1.6
0.0
2.5
    Office and administrative support
1.1
2.3
6.7
3.8
4.7
2.3
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
0.4
1.2
17.1
6.1
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
0.4
3.4
16.3
8.9
    Transportation and material moving
0.0
0.0
5.7
12.8
22.0
6.8
Full time
0.0
0.0
5.2
0.9
0.0
3.0
Nonunion
0.0
0.9
0.9
8.1
16.4
2.6
Average wage within the following categories:2
           
    Second 25 percent
0.0
2.9
4.4
10.6
18.8
3.8
    Third 25 percent
1.0
0.8
0.9
5.0
3.4
4.6
    Highest 25 percent
0.2
1.7
4.3
14.5
10.6
4.0
        Highest 10 percent
2.0
2.7
29.0
29.7
5.6
Service-providing industries
0.3
0.3
1.4
6.3
0.9
2.9
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
0.7
0.0
5.8
23.2
15.3
3.6
        Wholesale trade
3.8
2.3
3.2
        Retail trade
0.8
2.5
2.9
5.5
6.2
2.0
    Information
1.4
18.9
0.0
10.1
    Financial activities
0.0
0.0
6.7
1.8
30.6
3.8
        Finance and insurance
0.0
0.0
6.6
13.7
19.3
4.2
            Credit intermediation and related activities
0.0
0.0
2.8
2.6
1.9
            Insurance carriers and related activities
11.7
        Real estate and rental and leasing
4.2
    Education and health services
3.3
8.7
13.1
7.2
6.9
        Educational services
2.7
4.3
13.2
5.4
4.2
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
1.1
2.0
13.5
9.2
14.5
2.4
        Health care and social assistance
11.1
7.3
6.6
8.5
    Leisure and hospitality
0.8
1.7
2.7
1.3
2.7
3.1
1 to 99 workers
0.0
1.7
3.0
6.3
7.3
5.3
    1 to 49 workers
0.2
2.1
1.7
0.7
5.1
1.8
    50 to 99 workers
0.6
1.8
27.2
12.4
100 workers or more
1.4
0.0
4.5
6.2
7.6
2.7
    100 to 499 workers
0.0
1.4
1.3
3.5
15.9
2.1
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
0.0
1.4
14.8
10.9
4.8
    New England
0.2
17.2
7.7
    Middle Atlantic
0.2
1.2
14.5
8.3
4.7
South
0.9
1.4
3.9
8.5
3.0
6.8
    South Atlantic
1.0
1.9
4.6
18.2
12.2
12.1
    East South Central
2.2
8.3
14.6
22.0
6.3
    West South Central
1.9
2.3
12.4
4.6
West
0.0
1.6
4.6
9.0
19.5
2.8
    Pacific
0.0
1.6
2.3
7.8
17.7
2.6
1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median,
half of participating workers receive the same as or more than the amount shown, and half receive the same as or less than the amount shown. At
the 25th percentile, one-fourth of participating workers receive the same or less than the amount shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same
logic.
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.