Paid sick leave: Type of provision Standard Errors

Table 32. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Type of provision, civilian
workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2009

Characteristics

Sick leave provision

Fixed numer
of days per
year2

As needed3

Other basis4

All workers

0.9

0.4

0.9

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

0.9

0.7

0.9

    Management, business, and financial

1.5

0.7

1.5

    Professional and related

1.1

0.9

1.0

        Teachers

1.5

0.5

1.4

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

1.9

0.6

1.8

        Registered nurses

2.5

1.9

2.3

Service

3.1

0.5

3.2

    Protective service

2.6

0.7

2.6

Sales and office

0.9

0.6

0.7

    Sales and related

1.5

0.8

1.3

    Office and administrative support

1.0

0.7

0.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.9

1.1

1.7

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2.5

2.0

1.9

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.5

1.3

2.3

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.4

0.6

1.3

    Production

1.8

0.8

1.8

    Transportation and material moving

1.5

0.9

1.4

Full time

0.9

0.4

1.0

Part time

1.7

0.8

1.6

Union

1.2

0.9

1.0

Nonunion

1.0

0.5

1.0

Wage percentiles:5

     

    Lowest 10 percent

7.5

1.6

8.2

    Lowest 25 percent

2.9

0.7

3.0

    Second 25 percent

1.4

0.6

1.3

    Third 25 percent

0.9

0.5

0.8

    Highest 25 percent

0.9

0.6

0.8

    Highest 10 percent

1.1

1.0

0.9

Establishment characteristics

     

Goods-producing industries

1.5

1.0

1.3

Service-providing industries

1.0

0.5

1.0

    Education and health services

1.3

0.6

1.3

        Educational services

1.4

0.4

1.2

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.7

0.5

1.6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.9

0.7

1.6

        Health care and social assistance

2.1

1.1

2.1

            Hospitals

2.1

0.9

2.2

    Public administration

1.4

0.8

1.3

1 to 99 workers

1.4

0.8

1.2

    1 to 49 workers

1.7

1.1

1.4

    50 to 99 workers

2.2

0.8

2.0

100 workers or more

1.2

0.4

1.3

    100 to 499 workers

1.2

0.7

1.3

    500 workers or more

2.0

0.5

2.1

Geographic areas

     

New England

4.4

0.9

4.3

Middle Atlantic

1.0

0.9

1.1

East North Central

2.0

1.2

1.5

West North Central

1.8

1.6

1.7

South Atlantic

1.6

0.9

1.3

East South Central

9.6

West South Central

1.6

0.9

1.3

Mountain

2.4

1.9

2.2

Pacific

1.3

1.1

1.3

Footnotes:

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the
public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

2Employees earn or accrue a specified number of sick leave days per year. This number may vary by
length of service.

3Plan does not specify maximum number of days.

4Includes sick leave plans, such as those available as part of consolidated leave plans, which may also
provide vacations, personal leave, etc.

5The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may
include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates
published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2008." See
Technical Note for more details.

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/glossary20082009.htm.