Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Defined benefit
retirement survivor
benefits

Health care benefits

Same sex

Opposite
sex

Same sex

Opposite
sex

All workers

7

7

29

25

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

11

10

46

38

    Management, business, and financial

15

14

52

45

    Professional and related

9

9

43

35

Service

3

3

17

14

    Protective service

3

3

20

10

Sales and office

8

7

30

26

    Sales and related

4

4

24

20

    Office and administrative support

10

9

34

29

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

8

7

22

18

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

6

6

16

16

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

10

9

29

20

Production, transportation, and material moving

8

7

25

21

    Production

6

4

24

20

    Transportation and material moving

11

10

26

22

Full time

9

8

36

31

Part time

4

4

9

8

Union

25

22

46

31

Nonunion

6

5

28

24

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

2

2

11

9

        Lowest 10 percent

1

1

6

4

    Second 25 percent

5

5

26

23

    Third 25 percent

9

8

35

30

    Highest 25 percent

15

14

50

41

        Highest 10 percent

16

15

59

49

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

6

6

27

24

    Construction

3

4

15

15

    Manufacturing

7

6

31

27

Service-providing industries

8

7

30

25

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

8

7

28

22

        Wholesale trade

5

4

31

28

        Retail trade

4

4

21

17

        Transportation and warehousing

21

20

44

31

        Utilities

31

28

65

43

    Information

23

21

61

37

    Financial activities

25

24

55

52

        Finance and insurance

32

31

63

59

            Credit intermediation and related activities

32

31

64

60

            Insurance carriers and related activities

31

29

56

53

        Real estate and rental and leasing

25

27

    Professional and business services

4

4

33

28

        Professional and technical services

3

2

47

40

        Administrative and waste services

2

2

17

16

    Education and health services

7

7

29

25

        Educational services

4

3

38

29

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

6

5

58

43

        Health care and social assistance

8

8

28

24

    Leisure and hospitality

15

11

        Accommodation and food services

14

9

    Other services

5

5

18

17

1 to 99 workers

3

3

18

16

    1 to 49 workers

3

3

17

15

    50 to 99 workers

5

4

23

20

100 workers or more

12

12

42

34

    100 to 499 workers

7

7

34

30

    500 workers or more

19

18

54

41

Geographic areas

       

New England

8

7

38

33

Middle Atlantic

9

8

31

24

East North Central

7

5

22

15

West North Central

5

4

20

16

South Atlantic

6

6

22

18

East South Central

5

5

21

14

West South Central

5

5

20

19

Mountain

6

6

39

33

Pacific

12

12

52

48

1The percentage of workers with access to the
benefit reflects both the availability of the benefit and
the employer’s policy on providing the benefit to
unmarried domestic partners. 


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.

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&nb sp;details.