Quality of life benefits: Access

Table 40. Quality of life benefits: Access, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2012

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Childcare2

Flexible
workplace

Subsidized
commuting

Wellness
programs

Employee
assistance
programs

All workers

10

5

6

37

52

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

17

11

11

52

68

    Management, business, and financial

18

18

14

54

69

    Professional and related

16

8

9

51

68

        Teachers

13

3

5

49

67

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

10

1

3

46

66

        Registered nurses

24

4

10

67

78

Service

8

1

4

23

36

    Protective service

9

3

9

39

59

Sales and office

8

6

7

39

54

    Sales and related

3

3

3

38

52

    Office and administrative support

11

7

9

40

55

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

5

2

4

27

40

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2

1

4

20

32

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

7

2

4

34

47

Production, transportation, and material moving

4

2

3

28

45

    Production

6

2

3

33

47

    Transportation and material moving

3

2

2

24

43

Full time

11

7

8

41

57

Part time

6

1

3

23

36

Union

14

2

9

49

77

Nonunion

9

6

6

35

48

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

5

1

2

20

31

        Lowest 10 percent

5

1

14

23

    Second 25 percent

8

3

5

36

50

    Third 25 percent

11

7

9

41

58

    Highest 25 percent

17

12

11

54

71

        Highest 10 percent

18

15

13

56

74

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

7

5

3

35

49

Service-providing industries

10

6

7

37

52

    Education and health services

15

3

7

47

62

        Educational services

13

4

7

48

67

            Elementary and secondary schools

9

1

2

44

67

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

25

17

66

78

        Healthcare and social assistance

16

2

7

46

58

            Hospitals

27

3

14

80

91

    Public administration

17

5

17

54

77

1 to 99 workers

5

4

3

18

29

    1 to 49 workers

4

4

3

16

25

    50 to 99 workers

6

4

4

25

42

100 workers or more

15

7

9

54

73

    100 to 499 workers

8

4

5

43

61

    500 workers or more

22

9

14

65

84

Geographic areas

         

New England

12

5

8

39

54

Middle Atlantic

11

5

7

35

52

East North Central

11

6

6

40

51

West North Central

10

5

5

39

51

South Atlantic

9

6

5

37

53

East South Central

9

8

4

40

50

West South Central

9

5

3

37

53

Mountain

9

4

8

31

51

Pacific

9

5

11

36

51

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except
those in private households, and workers in the public sector,
except the federal government. See Technical Note for further
explanation.

3The 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.

2A 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.


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/glossary20112012.htm.