Standard Errors
Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Standard errors for paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  civilian
workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2013

Characteristics

Carryover provision2

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

1.0

0.9

0.8

1.0

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

1.3

1.4

1.1

1.3

    Management, business, and financial

1.4

1.2

1.6

1.4

    Professional and related

1.6

1.8

1.3

1.6

        Teachers

1.6

2.3

2.0

1.6

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

1.6

2.6

2.3

1.6

        Registered nurses

2.7

3.4

3.6

2.7

Service

2.6

1.5

2.1

2.6

    Protective service

3.7

3.5

2.7

3.7

Sales and office

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.2

    Sales and related

2.1

0.9

2.0

2.1

    Office and administrative support

1.4

1.4

1.2

1.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.0

1.3

1.9

2.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.6

1.3

2.7

2.6

Production, transportation, and material moving:
   Production

2.7

1.3

2.4

2.7

Full time

1.0

1.0

0.8

1.0

Union

1.6

1.8

1.1

1.6

Nonunion

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.2

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Lowest 25 percent

2.0

1.4

2.0

2.0

    Second 25 percent

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

    Third 25 percent

1.6

1.4

1.0

1.6

    Highest 25 percent

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

        Highest 10 percent

1.7

1.5

1.8

1.7

Service-providing industries

1.0

1.0

0.9

1.0

    Education and health services

1.7

2.0

1.6

1.7

        Educational services

1.1

1.8

1.6

1.1

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.3

2.2

2.1

1.3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.6

3.7

3.1

1.6

        Healthcare and social assistance

3.2

3.6

3.2

3.2

            Hospitals

1.9

3.3

3.3

1.9

    Public administration

1.2

2.7

2.4

1.2

1 to 99 workers

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.4

    1 to 49 workers

2.1

1.6

1.6

2.1

    50 to 99 workers

2.9

1.7

2.7

2.9

100 workers or more

1.2

1.2

1.1

1.2

    100 to 499 workers

1.8

1.2

1.7

1.8

    500 workers or more

1.8

1.7

1.2

1.8

Geographic areas

       

New England

4.1

2.1

3.1

4.1

Middle Atlantic

1.4

2.2

1.8

1.4

East North Central

2.2

1.2

2.2

2.2

West North Central

3.9

3.8

2.3

3.9

South Atlantic

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.1

East South Central

3.1

5.2

3.9

3.1

West South Central

3.1

2.2

2.3

3.1

Mountain

3.6

4.1

4.2

3.6

Pacific

3.1

2.5

1.4

3.1

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: 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.