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, 2019

Category Share of workers who have access to paid sick days
Bottom 25% 47%
Second 25% 77%
Third 25% 86%
Top 25% 90%
Bottom 10% 30%
Top 10% 93%


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey 2019

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