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Table 6. Selected paid leave benefits: Access

Table 6. Selected paid leave benefits: Access, March 2020 [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

78 76 78 75 79 80 91 60 68

Worker characteristics

Management, professional, and related occupations

92 79 82 92 90 91 93 46 56

Management, business, and financial occupations

95 96 95 95 97 96 - - -

Professional and related occupations

91 71 76 90 86 88 93 40 51

Teachers

89 18 34 - - - 93 14 31

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

98 15 28 - - - 99 11 26

Registered nurses

94 90 92 - - - - - -

Service occupations

62 60 60 59 58 57 85 75 79

Protective service occupations

84 84 82 74 76 70 91 90 90

Sales and office occupations

78 81 84 77 81 84 92 86 88

Sales and related occupations

65 70 76 65 70 76 - - -

Office and administrative support occupations

85 88 89 84 88 89 93 87 88

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

70 81 81 68 80 80 96 96 95

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

60 71 72 57 69 70 - - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

80 92 91 79 91 91 - - -

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

73 85 86 72 86 87 90 62 74

Production occupations

72 90 92 72 90 92 - - -

Transportation and material moving occupations

74 80 81 73 82 82 - - -

Full time

88 87 88 86 91 90 99 67 73

Part time

45 39 47 45 41 49 46 23 33

Union

93 75 81 88 91 91 98 58 69

Nonunion

75 76 78 74 78 79 86 63 66

Average wage within the following categories:(2)

Lowest 25 percent

52 55 59 49 54 58 79 58 65

Lowest 10 percent

33 40 43 31 40 43 67 45 54

Second 25 percent

82 83 83 80 83 83 96 86 89

Third 25 percent

89 91 91 87 91 92 97 62 70

Highest 25 percent

94 81 84 92 93 93 96 40 51

Highest 10 percent

95 83 85 94 94 94 94 38 49

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

74 89 89 74 89 89 - - -

Service-providing industries

78 74 76 76 77 78 91 60 67

Education and health services

87 69 74 84 82 84 93 44 55

Educational services

90 40 51 81 55 61 93 36 49

Elementary and secondary schools

93 27 39 - - - 93 25 38

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

90 70 82 88 74 85 91 69 80

Health care and social assistance

85 87 87 84 86 87 92 93 92

Hospitals

95 94 94 - - - 92 92 92

Public administration

92 91 91 - - - 92 91 91

1 to 99 workers

69 70 72 67 71 73 90 55 62

1 to 49 workers

66 68 71 66 69 71 86 62 67

50 to 99 workers

76 74 76 74 78 79 93 47 56

100 workers or more

86 82 84 85 88 88 92 62 70

100 to 499 workers

83 82 83 82 86 86 90 60 68

500 workers or more

90 82 85 88 90 91 93 63 70

Geographic areas

Northeast

81 75 78 80 78 81 90 56 64

New England

84 74 78 83 77 81 91 55 60

Middle Atlantic

80 75 78 79 78 81 90 57 65

South

72 75 77 68 77 78 92 61 68

South Atlantic

72 76 78 69 77 78 91 65 76

East South Central

68 76 80 64 79 82 90 61 72

West South Central

73 74 74 69 77 78 95 56 56

Midwest

73 76 77 71 79 79 89 55 66

East North Central

73 76 77 71 79 79 88 55 68

West North Central

74 77 77 72 80 79 92 57 62

West

88 79 81 88 81 82 94 67 72

Mountain

77 77 81 75 80 83 89 61 66

Pacific

93 80 81 93 81 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 24, 2020