Quality of life benefits: Access

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

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Childcare1

Flexible
workplace

Subsidized
commuting

Wellness
programs

Employee
assistance
programs

All workers

9

6

6

34

48

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

18

14

11

51

66

    Management, business, and financial

18

20

14

53

67

    Professional and related

18

11

10

50

65

Service

8

1

3

19

30

    Protective service

4

3

16

30

Sales and office

8

6

6

38

52

    Sales and related

3

3

3

38

53

    Office and administrative support

10

7

8

38

52

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

4

2

3

24

36

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

1

2

16

27

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

6

2

3

32

44

Production, transportation, and material moving

4

2

2

28

44

    Production

5

2

3

33

47

    Transportation and material moving

3

2

2

23

41

Full time

11

7

7

39

53

Part time

6

1

2

22

34

Union

13

2

5

44

71

Nonunion

9

6

6

33

46

Average wage within the following categories:2

         

    Lowest 25 percent

4

1

1

18

29

        Lowest 10 percent

5

1

11

20

    Second 25 percent

7

3

4

33

46

    Third 25 percent

10

6

7

37

52

    Highest 25 percent

17

14

11

52

68

        Highest 10 percent

19

18

14

55

71

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

7

5

2

35

49

    Construction

1

1

2

14

25

    Manufacturing

9

6

3

43

57

Service-providing industries

10

6

6

34

48

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

3

2

2

36

54

        Wholesale trade

6

5

3

22

43

        Retail trade

1

1

1

40

55

        Transportation and warehousing

2

2

4

31

60

        Utilities

15

74

84

    Information

23

8

11

63

76

    Financial activities

22

15

19

56

66

        Finance and insurance

27

19

23

66

76

            Credit intermediation and related activities

29

15

23

62

75

            Insurance carriers and related activities

20

23

22

69

78

        Real estate and rental and leasing

5

21

31

    Professional and business services

9

15

8

29

43

        Professional and technical services

10

25

14

36

52

        Administrative and waste services

6

5

12

24

    Education and health services

16

2

7

44

55

        Educational services

17

6

13

41

48

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

23

10

21

66

78

        Healthcare and social assistance

15

1

6

44

56

    Leisure and hospitality

7

1

3

12

24

        Accommodation and food services

7

3

12

24

    Other services

6

4

5

15

24

1 to 99 workers

4

4

3

18

29

    1 to 49 workers

4

4

3

16

25

    50 to 99 workers

6

4

4

24

41

100 workers or more

15

8

9

54

71

    100 to 499 workers

8

5

5

44

62

    500 workers or more

25

12

14

68

84

Geographic areas

         

New England

11

5

9

40

50

Middle Atlantic

10

6

8

34

48

East North Central

12

7

5

38

49

West North Central

8

5

4

37

48

South Atlantic

9

6

5

33

48

East South Central

6

7

5

40

51

West South Central

10

6

2

35

51

Mountain

8

4

6

27

46

Pacific

9

5

8

30

45

1A 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.

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 details.