Quality of life benefits: Access

Table 40. Quality of life benefits: Access, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Childcare1

Flexible
workplace

Subsidized
commuting

Wellness
programs

Employee
assistance
programs

All workers

13

4

10

52

73

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

14

4

9

53

74

    Professional and related

13

3

8

53

73

        Teachers

11

2

4

50

69

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

8

1

2

48

69

Service

11

4

10

50

72

    Protective service

11

4

13

55

79

Sales and office

16

6

15

51

73

    Office and administrative support

17

6

15

52

74

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

12

2

13

55

75

Production, transportation, and material moving

5

13

40

66

Full time

14

5

11

54

77

Part time

8

2

6

38

53

Union

16

2

13

54

82

Nonunion

11

6

8

50

65

Average wage within the following categories:2

         

    Lowest 25 percent

10

4

5

44

61

        Lowest 10 percent

8

3

40

52

    Second 25 percent

16

6

14

53

77

    Third 25 percent

15

4

14

56

79

    Highest 25 percent

13

3

11

55

77

        Highest 10 percent

15

4

11

57

80

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

13

4

10

52

73

    Education and health services

13

4

7

51

72

        Educational services

12

3

5

49

70

            Elementary and secondary schools

8

1

2

45

69

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

27

63

76

        Health care and social assistance

14

15

64

85

            Hospitals

15

70

86

    Public administration

17

6

17

54

76

1 to 99 workers

8

4

5

34

46

    1 to 49 workers

7

6

6

36

43

    50 to 99 workers

2

2

31

52

100 workers or more

14

4

11

54

77

    100 to 499 workers

8

2

6

42

56

    500 workers or more

16

5

13

59

84

State government

27

20

70

86

Local government

8

2

7

46

69

Geographic areas

         

New England

4

32

74

Middle Atlantic

20

4

42

79

East North Central

8

1

13

49

65

West North Central

45

66

South Atlantic

10

6

60

83

East South Central

2

44

47

West South Central

7

2

4

47

60

Mountain

18

3

21

64

89

Pacific

13

4

26

66

83

1A workplace program that provides for either the full or partial cost of caring for an employee's children in a nursery, day care
center, or a baby sitter in facilities either on or off the employer's premises.

2The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with earnings both
above and below the threshold. The average wages are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey:
Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2010." See Technical Note for more details.


NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. For definitions of major plans, key
provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20102011.htm.