Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 35. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 State and
local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Paid sick leave days by length of service2

Mean
number of
days

Median
number of
days

Less than 5
days

5 to 9 days

10 to 14
days

15 to 29
days

Greater
than 29
days

After 1 year

             

All workers

0.9

1.1

1.7

1.6

0.1

0.2

0.0

Full time

0.9

1.2

1.7

1.6

0.1

0.2

0.0

Part time

2.0

2.8

2.4

0.3

0.6

Union

0.7

1.0

2.2

2.0

0.1

0.2

0.0

Nonunion

1.6

1.8

2.3

1.7

0.1

0.2

0.0

1 to 99 workers

4.8

4.3

3.0

0.3

0.0

    1 to 49 workers

3.8

4.9

4.2

0.5

[3]

    50 to 99 workers

2.0

8.3

0.4

1.6

100 workers or more

1.0

1.1

1.8

1.7

0.1

0.2

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

2.0

2.6

2.5

0.3

0.0

    500 workers or more

1.1

1.4

2.0

1.8

0.1

0.2

0.0

After 5 years

             

All workers

0.9

1.1

1.6

1.5

0.1

0.2

0.0

Full time

0.9

1.2

1.7

1.6

0.1

0.2

0.0

Part time

2.1

2.6

2.3

0.3

0.6

Union

0.7

1.0

2.0

1.8

0.1

0.2

0.0

Nonunion

1.6

1.8

2.3

1.8

0.1

0.2

0.0

1 to 99 workers

4.8

4.6

3.3

0.3

0.0

    1 to 49 workers

3.6

5.1

4.9

0.5

[3]

    50 to 99 workers

2.0

8.3

0.5

0.9

100 workers or more

1.0

1.2

1.8

1.6

0.1

0.2

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

2.1

2.7

2.8

0.3

0.0

    500 workers or more

1.2

1.4

2.0

1.6

0.1

0.2

0.0

After 10 years

             

All workers

0.9

1.5

1.8

1.6

0.1

0.2

0.0

Full time

0.9

1.6

1.8

1.6

0.1

0.2

0.0

Part time

2.2

2.7

2.4

0.3

0.7

Union

0.7

1.0

2.1

1.8

0.1

0.2

0.0

Nonunion

1.6

2.8

2.4

1.8

0.1

0.2

0.0

1 to 99 workers

4.9

4.6

3.2

0.3

0.0

    1 to 49 workers

3.6

5.1

4.6

0.5

[3]

    50 to 99 workers

2.0

8.3

0.5

0.8

100 workers or more

1.0

1.6

1.9

1.7

0.1

0.2

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

2.2

2.9

2.9

0.3

0.0

    500 workers or more

1.2

1.9

2.0

1.7

0.1

0.2

0.0

After 20 years

             

All workers

0.9

1.5

1.8

1.7

0.4

0.2

0.0

Full time

0.9

1.6

1.8

1.7

0.4

0.2

0.0

Part time

2.2

2.7

2.4

0.3

0.9

Union

0.6

1.0

2.1

2.0

0.6

0.2

0.0

Nonunion

1.6

2.8

2.4

1.9

0.2

0.2

0.0

1 to 99 workers

4.9

4.7

3.4

0.4

0.0

    1 to 49 workers

3.6

5.5

4.9

0.6

[3]

    50 to 99 workers

2.0

8.3

0.5

0.8

100 workers or more

0.9

1.6

1.9

1.8

0.4

0.2

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

1.7

2.2

2.8

2.8

0.9

0.3

0.0

    500 workers or more

1.1

1.9

2.0

1.8

0.3

0.2

0.0

1Employees either are granted a specific number of days after completion
of the indicated length of service or accrue days during the next 12-month
period. The total number of days is assumed to be available for use
immediately upon completion of the service interval. Periods of service are
chosen arbitrarily and do not necessarily reflect individual provisions  for
progression.

3Less than 0.05.

2Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the
minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.


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/glossary20112012.htm.