The Top 5 Things Affecting Your Vacation Days


Company Size

How big is your company? Companies with 100 workers or more give an average of 9 annual paid vacation days. Smaller companies, comprised of under 99 employees, gave an average of just seven.
Dimitrije Paunovic

Where You Live

Do you work in an urban, rural, or suburban area? Living la vida metropolitan? Youll likely get about 9.1 paid days off each year to escape the pigeons, honking, and crime. If you live in a suburb or more remote locale, youll probably nab 7.9 days off.
Diane Diederich

Time at Company

Its no big surprise that most companies expect you to earn your days away. But theres a surprisingly huge disparity between one-year newbies (8.9 paid days off per year) and veteransthose whove put in 25 years or more at a company. (They get 19.1 paid days off.) Most workers see a steady climb of two additional days for each year theyre at the company until the ten year mark. At that point, firms typically spring for just a single day for every five more years of service.
Jacob Wackerhausen

Workers Union

Are you in a union? If youre one of the 15.7 million Americans who belong to a union, youll likely score fewer vacation days on average than your non-union counterparts8.6 days, versus their 9 days.
Jacob Wackerhausen

Where You Live

What area of the country do you live in? The average American typically scores 8 days off per year of vacation days. But if you work in New England or the Mid-Atlantic, rejoice: you get an average of nine paid days off to eat lobster rolls or cheer on the Red Sox, more than any region in the country.
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