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Table 6. Selected paid leave benefits: Access

Table 6. Selected paid leave benefits: Access, March 2021 [All workers = 100 percent]
Characteristics Civilian(1) Private industry State and local government
Paid sick leave Paid vacation Paid holidays Paid sick leave Paid vacation Paid holidays Paid sick leave Paid vacation Paid holidays

All workers

79 77 79 77 79 81 92 61 68

Worker characteristics

Management, professional, and related occupations

93 80 84 93 91 92 94 47 57

Management, business, and financial occupations

96 96 97 96 98 98 - - -

Professional and related occupations

92 73 78 91 87 89 93 40 52

Teachers

90 22 37 - - - 93 14 31

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

98 19 32 - - - 99 12 26

Registered nurses

93 89 92 - - - - - -

Service occupations

63 59 61 59 57 58 87 76 79

Protective service occupations

87 84 86 79 74 80 92 90 90

Sales and office occupations

80 81 84 78 80 84 93 87 89

Sales and related occupations

69 70 77 69 70 77 - - -

Office and administrative support occupations

87 88 89 86 88 89 93 87 89

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

74 86 86 73 86 85 96 96 95

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

68 78 79 66 77 77 - - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

81 95 94 80 95 94 - - -

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

74 85 87 73 85 88 90 62 73

Production occupations

73 90 93 73 90 93 - - -

Transportation and material moving occupations

74 79 82 73 81 83 - - -

Full time

89 88 89 87 92 92 99 67 74

Part time

48 39 49 48 40 50 47 23 34

Union

92 74 80 87 90 90 98 58 69

Nonunion

77 77 79 76 78 81 87 64 67

Average wage within the following categories:(2)

Lowest 25 percent

53 55 60 52 56 60 81 60 66

Lowest 10 percent

35 43 47 33 43 46 69 48 55

Second 25 percent

83 83 86 81 83 85 95 86 88

Third 25 percent

90 90 91 88 91 91 97 62 71

Highest 25 percent

94 82 85 94 94 94 96 42 51

Highest 10 percent

95 83 86 95 95 95 95 38 49

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

76 91 91 76 90 91 - - -

Service-providing industries

79 74 77 77 77 79 92 61 68

Education and health services

87 70 74 85 82 84 93 45 55

Educational services

91 41 52 83 58 65 93 36 49

Elementary and secondary schools

93 27 39 - - - 94 25 37

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

90 71 82 87 74 83 92 69 81

Health care and social assistance

85 86 87 85 85 87 93 93 91

Hospitals

94 93 94 - - - 92 92 91

Public administration

92 91 92 - - - 92 91 92

1 to 99 workers

71 71 73 70 72 74 90 55 62

1 to 49 workers

68 70 72 68 71 73 86 63 69

50 to 99 workers

79 72 76 77 76 79 93 48 55

100 workers or more

88 83 86 86 89 91 93 63 70

100 to 499 workers

84 83 86 83 87 88 91 61 69

500 workers or more

92 83 87 91 92 94 94 64 71

Geographic areas

Northeast

82 74 78 80 76 80 91 57 64

New England

86 73 78 85 76 80 92 55 61

Middle Atlantic

80 74 78 79 76 80 91 58 66

South

74 78 80 71 80 82 92 62 69

South Atlantic

75 79 82 73 81 83 91 66 76

East South Central

71 80 85 67 83 87 92 64 72

West South Central

73 75 75 69 79 79 95 57 57

Midwest

74 77 78 71 80 80 90 56 66

East North Central

74 77 80 71 80 82 88 55 69

West North Central

74 76 75 71 79 77 92 57 61

West

90 78 81 89 80 82 94 68 72

Mountain

78 78 81 76 81 83 90 62 67

Pacific

95 78 81 95 79 82 96 70 74

Footnotes
(1) Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See the Handbook of Methods: National Compensation Measures at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/ncs/home.htm for further explanation.
(2) Surveyed 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 data from the National Compensation Survey publication, Employer Costs for Employee Compensation.

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.

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Last Modified Date: September 23, 2021