Nonproduction bonuses: Access

Table 43. Nonproduction bonuses: Access, State and local government workers, National Compensation
Survey, March 2012

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

All
nonproduction
bonuses1

Employee
recognition
bonus

End-of-year
bonus

Holiday
bonus

Payment in
lieu of
benefits
bonus

Longevity
bonus

Referral
bonus

Other
bonus2

All workers

31

4

1

1

12

6

1

12

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

30

4

[3]

1

12

4

1

12

    Professional and related

28

3

[3]

1

12

4

1

11

        Teachers

25

2

13

3

10

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

29

2

15

3

12

Service

34

4

1

2

12

9

13

    Protective service

44

7

3

15

13

17

Sales and office

32

4

2

2

13

6

1

12

    Office and administrative support

33

4

2

2

13

6

1

12

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

34

4

3

12

11

10

Production, transportation, and material moving

29

2

13

5

8

Full time

35

4

1

2

14

7

1

13

Part time

10

1

3

2

3

Union

38

4

21

5

13

Nonunion

26

3

2

2

5

6

1

11

Average wage within the following categories:4

               

    Lowest 25 percent

23

1

1

3

7

5

[3]

9

        Lowest 10 percent

18

3

4

4

7

    Second 25 percent

35

6

1

2

11

8

13

    Third 25 percent

35

5

1

1

13

7

1

15

    Highest 25 percent

33

4

[3]

17

4

[3]

12

        Highest 10 percent

33

4

19

3

11

Establishment characteristics

               

Service-providing industries

31

4

1

1

12

6

1

12

    Education and health services

27

3

1

1

11

3

1

10

        Educational services

24

2

11

3

9

            Elementary and secondary schools

25

1

13

3

9

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20

6

6

3

8

        Healthcare and social assistance

48

8

4

6

10

5

5

19

            Hospitals

48

5

6

10

5

6

20

    Public administration

42

7

1

2

16

9

16

1 to 99 workers

30

4

7

10

9

8

    1 to 49 workers

29

3

9

7

10

8

    50 to 99 workers

32

6

16

8

7

100 workers or more

31

4

[3]

1

13

5

1

12

    100 to 499 workers

34

1

2

2

14

7

1

13

    500 workers or more

30

5

[3]

12

5

1

12

State government

43

11

13

7

2

21

Local government

27

1

1

2

12

5

[3]

9

Geographic areas

               

New England

42

23

10

19

Middle Atlantic

31

15

3

16

East North Central

34

1

20

8

10

West North Central

18

4

7

South Atlantic

37

5

1

4

5

6

3

19

West South Central

32

3

7

9

14

Mountain

19

Pacific

36

13

26

1

4

1The sum of the individual components may be greater than the total because
some employees may have access to more than one type of nonproduction bonus.

4The 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.

2Includes all other bonuses provided to employees and not published
separately.


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.

3Less than 0.5.