Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1, civilian workers,2
National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Defined benefit
retirement survivor
benefits

Healthcare benefits

Same sex

Opposite
sex

Same sex

Opposite
sex

All workers

14

14

31

26

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

23

22

44

36

    Management, business, and financial

22

21

51

44

    Professional and related

24

23

41

33

        Teachers

42

41

31

26

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

50

49

29

25

        Registered nurses

17

17

34

25

Service

9

8

19

15

    Protective service

26

25

28

18

Sales and office

12

11

31

27

    Sales and related

5

5

24

20

    Office and administrative support

16

16

35

31

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

12

11

23

19

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

10

10

19

18

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

13

12

28

21

Production, transportation, and material moving

9

8

25

22

    Production

5

4

25

21

    Transportation and material moving

13

12

26

22

Full time

17

16

37

31

Part time

5

5

10

8

Union

38

35

49

38

Nonunion

10

10

28

23

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Lowest 25 percent

4

4

11

9

        Lowest 10 percent

1

1

6

4

    Second 25 percent

11

11

26

22

    Third 25 percent

17

16

38

32

    Highest 25 percent

26

25

51

41

        Highest 10 percent

28

26

59

49

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

7

6

28

24

Service-providing industries

15

15

31

26

    Education and health services

24

23

31

26

        Educational services

43

42

34

28

            Elementary and secondary schools

49

48

28

24

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

35

34

49

38

        Healthcare and social assistance

10

10

29

25

            Hospitals

21

21

35

25

    Public administration

48

47

37

31

1 to 99 workers

4

4

19

17

    1 to 49 workers

4

4

17

15

    50 to 99 workers

7

7

25

23

100 workers or more

23

22

42

34

    100 to 499 workers

12

12

34

29

    500 workers or more

34

32

49

38

Geographic areas

       

New England

12

11

39

34

Middle Atlantic

16

15

35

28

East North Central

7

6

23

14

West North Central

9

22

19

South Atlantic

13

12

22

16

East South Central

20

20

17

13

West South Central

14

14

19

18

Mountain

13

13

40

33

Pacific

22

22

57

54

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. For more information, see
the Unmarried Domestic Partners Benefit Fact Sheet
at:www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs_domestic2012.pdf.

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&nb sp;details.

2Includes 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.


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.