Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1, private industry
workers,  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

8

7

30

25

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

12

11

48

39

    Management, business, and financial

16

15

54

46

    Professional and related

9

8

44

35

Service

3

3

17

14

    Protective service

2

2

20

9

Sales and office

8

8

31

26

    Sales and related

4

4

24

20

    Office and administrative support

11

10

35

30

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

8

7

23

19

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

6

6

17

17

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

10

9

28

21

Production, transportation, and material moving

8

7

25

21

    Production

5

4

25

21

    Transportation and material moving

11

10

26

22

Full time

9

8

38

31

Part time

4

4

10

8

Union

24

22

45

32

Nonunion

6

6

29

25

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

2

2

10

9

        Lowest 10 percent

1

1

5

4

    Second 25 percent

6

5

26

22

    Third 25 percent

9

9

38

32

    Highest 25 percent

15

14

51

42

        Highest 10 percent

16

15

60

49

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

6

5

28

24

    Construction

4

4

18

18

    Manufacturing

7

5

32

26

Service-providing industries

8

8

31

25

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

8

7

28

22

        Wholesale trade

5

4

30

27

        Retail trade

5

5

21

17

        Transportation and warehousing

19

19

44

30

        Utilities

34

33

62

50

    Information

23

20

60

39

    Financial activities

27

25

56

53

        Finance and insurance

34

32

66

62

            Credit intermediation and related activities

33

31

65

62

            Insurance carriers and related activities

34

31

64

58

        Real estate and rental and leasing

20

19

    Professional and business services

5

5

35

29

        Professional and technical services

5

5

50

40

        Administrative and waste services

18

18

    Education and health services

8

7

31

26

        Educational services

6

6

41

34

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

6

5

57

45

        Healthcare and social assistance

8

7

29

25

    Leisure and hospitality

1

1

15

11

        Accommodation and food services

15

10

    Other services

5

5

17

16

1 to 99 workers

3

3

19

17

    1 to 49 workers

3

3

17

15

    50 to 99 workers

5

4

25

23

100 workers or more

13

12

44

35

    100 to 499 workers

8

7

36

31

    500 workers or more

21

19

55

41

Geographic areas

       

New England

9

9

40

35

Middle Atlantic

9

9

32

25

East North Central

7

5

22

15

West North Central

7

6

24

20

South Atlantic

7

6

24

18

East South Central

6

5

21

17

West South Central

6

6

20

19

Mountain

6

6

39

32

Pacific

11

11

52

48

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.


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&nb sp;details.