93 percent of managers and 46 percent of service workers had paid sick leave benefits in March 2017

August 02, 2017

Sixty-eight percent of private industry workers received paid sick leave benefits from their employers in March 2017. Ninety-three percent of workers in management, business, and financial occupations received sick leave benefits. This compares with 46 percent of workers in service occupations and 47 percent of workers in construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.

 

 

Percentage of workers in private industry with access to selected paid leave benefits, by occupation, March 2017
Occupation Paid sick leave Paid vacation Paid holidays

All workers

68% 76% 77%

Management, business, and financial

93 97 97

Professional and related

85 83 86

Service

46 52 50

Sales and related

64 72 74

Office and administrative support

79 85 87

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

47 65 67

Installation, maintenance, and repair

73 91 92

Production

62 87 90

Transportation and material moving

63 76 77

Seventy-six percent of private industry workers received paid vacations from their employers in March 2017. Ninety-seven percent of workers in management, business, and financial occupations received vacation benefits, compared with 52 percent of workers in service occupations.

The share of workers receiving paid holidays in March 2017 was similar to the share receiving paid vacations. Seventy-seven percent of workers in private industry received paid holidays. Ninety-seven percent of workers in management, business, and financial occupations received paid holidays, compared with 50 percent of workers in service occupations.

These data are from the National Compensation Survey — Benefits program. For more information, see “Employee Benefits in the United States — March 2017” (HTML) (PDF). For more information about terms related to employee benefits, see our glossary.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 93 percent of managers and 46 percent of service workers had paid sick leave benefits in March 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/93-percent-of-managers-and-46-percent-of-service-workers-had-paid-sick-leave-benefits-in-march-2017.htm (visited January 22, 2018).

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