Share of workers reporting different levels of flexibility in taking time off, by pay status and pay bracket

“How hard (difficult) is it to take time off during your work to take care of personal or family matters?”
Very/somewhat hard Not too hard Not at all hard Total
All workers
All (n=2,388) 28% 33% 40% 100%
Less than $22,500 29% 31% 40% 100%
$22, 500 – $39,999 29% 34% 37% 100%
$40,000 – $49,999 28% 33% 39% 100%
$50,000 – $59,999 24% 36% 40% 100%
$60,000 and over 25% 32% 43% 100%
Salaried workers
All (n=900 )  26%  34%  40% 100%
Less than $22,500 35% 25% 41% 100%
$22, 500 – $39,999 27% 34% 38% 100%
$40,000 – $49,999 30% 36% 34% 100%
$50,000 – $59,999 15% 38% 48% 100%
$60,000 and over 25% 33% 41% 100%
Hourly workers
All (n=1,221)  28%  34%  38% 100%
Less than $22,500 28% 34% 38% 100%
$22, 500 – $39,999 29% 34% 37% 100%
$40,000 – $49,999 28% 31% 41% 100%
$50,000 – $59,999 33% 36% 31% 100%
$60,000 and over 25% 32% 42% 100%

Notes: Pay levels, which reflect respondents reported income from work in the previous year from working, are in 2006 dollars. This table does not provide a breakdown for "Other" workers, a category which includes independent contractors, independent consultants, and freelance workers. Shares shown may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: General Social Survey Quality of Worklife Supplement (NIOSH), pooled years 2006 and 2010

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