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, 2016

Category Share of workers who have access to paid sick days
Bottom 25% 39%
Second 25% 65%
Third 25% 75%
Top 25% 84%
 
Bottom 10% 27%
Top 10% 87%

 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey (U.S. DOL/BLS 2016a)

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