Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2013

(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Carryover provision2

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

56

23

33

44

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

65

32

33

35

    Management, business, and financial

51

21

31

49

    Professional and related

71

37

34

29

        Teachers

86

54

32

14

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

88

55

33

12

        Registered nurses

84

29

55

16

Service

58

25

33

42

    Protective service

75

49

26

25

Sales and office

52

16

36

48

    Sales and related

53

10

43

47

    Office and administrative support

52

19

33

48

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

43

16

28

57

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

44

12

32

56

Production, transportation, and material moving:
   Production

33

8

26

67

Full time

56

23

33

44

Union

72

41

32

28

Nonunion

52

18

34

48

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Lowest 25 percent

45

12

33

55

    Second 25 percent

55

21

35

45

    Third 25 percent

58

24

34

42

    Highest 25 percent

60

28

32

40

        Highest 10 percent

64

31

33

36

Service-providing industries

59

25

35

41

    Education and health services

79

40

38

21

        Educational services

87

55

32

13

            Elementary and secondary schools

88

57

31

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

89

54

35

11

        Healthcare and social assistance

68

22

46

32

            Hospitals

85

31

54

15

    Public administration

95

67

29

5

1 to 99 workers

36

11

25

64

    1 to 49 workers

34

11

23

66

    50 to 99 workers

41

11

31

59

100 workers or more

68

30

38

32

    100 to 499 workers

63

18

45

37

    500 workers or more

72

40

32

28

Geographic areas

       

New England

51

17

34

49

Middle Atlantic

51

19

31

49

East North Central

47

18

30

53

West North Central

58

18

40

42

South Atlantic

58

27

31

42

East South Central

68

33

36

32

West South Central

57

21

37

43

Mountain

67

24

44

33

Pacific

58

27

31

42

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.

2Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused sick leave from year to year.

3Surveyed 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 -
March 2013."


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of major plans, key provisions,
and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20122013.htm.