Standard Errors
Establishments offering retirement and healthcare benefits

Table 1. Standard errors for establishments offering retirement and healthcare
benefits:  private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Retirement benefits

Healthcare
benefits

All plans1

Defined
benefit

Defined
contribution

All establishments

1.4

0.7

1.3

1.7

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

3.5

1.1

3.5

3.8

    Construction

4.3

1.5

4.2

4.8

    Manufacturing

4.6

1.5

4.4

4.3

Service-providing industries

1.5

0.8

1.5

1.9

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

2.4

0.9

2.4

2.8

        Wholesale trade

4.0

0.9

3.9

3.9

        Retail trade

2.5

1.0

2.6

3.2

        Transportation and warehousing

9.0

8.7

8.8

        Utilities

8.9

11.7

11.1

6.1

    Information

5.5

6.7

5.6

7.4

    Financial activities

3.8

2.7

3.8

3.7

        Finance and insurance

4.1

3.4

4.0

3.6

            Credit intermediation and related activities

5.1

4.5

5.1

4.9

            Insurance carriers and related activities

6.0

6.2

5.9

6.9

        Real estate and rental and leasing

8.1

7.9

7.3

    Professional and business services

4.2

1.4

4.1

5.2

        Professional and technical services

5.9

5.8

6.2

        Administrative and waste services

6.0

5.8

6.8

    Education and health services

7.5

1.3

7.4

8.0

        Educational services

8.6

8.7

10.8

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

5.8

2.0

5.9

3.1

        Healthcare and social assistance

8.7

1.4

8.5

9.1

    Leisure and hospitality

3.8

3.8

6.2

        Accommodation and food services

4.2

4.2

6.4

    Other services

4.6

4.4

5.9

1 to 99 workers

1.4

0.8

1.4

1.8

    1 to 49 workers

1.5

0.8

1.4

1.8

    50 to 99 workers

3.4

1.3

3.4

2.0

100 workers or more

6.8

2.3

6.5

1.0

    100 to 499 workers

7.6

2.3

7.3

1.2

    500 workers or more

1.1

3.2

1.6

1.0

Geographic areas

       

New England

6.8

7.1

6.0

Middle Atlantic

3.2

1.8

2.8

2.5

East North Central

2.9

1.9

2.6

3.3

West North Central

3.7

1.6

3.7

6.4

South Atlantic

3.5

1.4

3.5

4.6

East South Central

8.5

2.9

8.3

10.1

West South Central

5.4

5.4

6.3

Mountain

6.3

1.8

6.4

2.3

Pacific

2.2

1.2

2.1

5.1

1Includes defined benefit pension plans and defined
contribution retirement plans.


NOTE: Dash indicates no establishments 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.