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, 2021

Category Share of workers who have access to paid sick days
Bottom 25% 52%
Second 25% 81%
Third 25% 88%
Top 25% 94%
Bottom 10% 33%
Top 10% 95%


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey 2021

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