Most high-wage workers have paid sick days; most low-wage workers do not: Share of private-sector workers with access to paid sick days, by wage group, 2023

Category Share of workers who have access to paid sick days
Bottom 25% 56%
Second 25% 82%
Third 25% 86%
Top 25% 94%
Bottom 10% 39%
Top 10% 96%


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey 2023 (BLS 2023a).

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