Paid sick leave: Type of provision

Table 34. Paid sick leave: Type of provision, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(All workers with paid sick leave = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Sick leave provision

Fixed number
of days per
year1

As needed2

As part of
consolidated
leave plan3

All workers

84

3

13

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

85

2

13

    Professional and related

85

2

13

        Teachers

86

3

11

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

86

2

12

Service

82

3

15

    Protective service

81

5

14

Sales and office

84

3

13

    Office and administrative support

84

3

13

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

84

1

14

Production, transportation, and material moving

80

Full time

84

3

14

Part time

86

3

12

Union

85

3

12

Nonunion

83

2

15

Average wage within the following categories:4

     

    Lowest 25 percent

84

1

15

        Lowest 10 percent

83

1

16

    Second 25 percent

85

2

13

    Third 25 percent

80

3

17

    Highest 25 percent

87

3

10

        Highest 10 percent

88

3

9

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

84

3

14

    Education and health services

86

2

12

        Educational services

88

2

10

            Elementary and secondary schools

86

2

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

92

3

6

        Healthcare and social assistance

72

3

25

            Hospitals

70

4

25

    Public administration

82

4

15

1 to 99 workers

80

4

16

    1 to 49 workers

84

    50 to 99 workers

77

100 workers or more

85

2

13

    100 to 499 workers

87

2

11

    500 workers or more

84

3

14

State government

91

2

7

Local government

82

3

16

Geographic areas

     

New England

93

Middle Atlantic

94

4

2

East North Central

87

2

11

West North Central

81

South Atlantic

79

East South Central

83

2

15

West South Central

86

Mountain

83

Pacific

78

4

17

1Employees earn or accrue a specified number
of sick leave days per year. This number may vary
by length of service.

4Surveyed 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."

2Plan does not specify maximum number of
days.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual
items may not equal totals. 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/glossary20122013.htm.

3A consolidated leave plan provides a single
amount of time-off for workers to use for multiple
purposes, such as vacation, illness, or personal
business.