Overview

The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of occupational earnings, compensation cost trends, as well as incidence and detailed provisions of employee benefit plans. This bulletin presents estimates of the incidence of and key provisions of selected employee benefit plans. The estimates presented are on benefits for civilian workers - workers in private industry and in State and local government - by various employee and employer characteristics. For the purposes of the NCS, Federal government, agricultural, and household workers, and the self-employed, are excluded.

Questions regarding these data and recent and historical NCS benefits data can be addressed by calling the information line at (202) 691-6199 or by e-mailing to NCSInfo@bls.gov. Information is available to sensory-impaired individuals upon request, (Telephone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339). Data requests may also be sent by mail to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Compensation Data Analysis and Planning, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Room 4175, Washington, DC 20212. Material in this publication is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission.

U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) field economists collected and reviewed the survey data. The Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, in cooperation with the Office of Field Operations and the Office of Technology and Survey Processing (all in the BLS National Office), designed the survey, processed the data, and prepared the survey for publication. The survey could not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many private businesses and State and local government agencies and jurisdictions that provided benefits data included in this bulletin. BLS thanks these respondents for their cooperation.