Defined contribution retirement plans: Selected attributes

Table 8. Defined contribution retirement plans: Selected attributes, State and
local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(All workers participating in defined contribution plans = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Employee contribution

Employee contribution
option

Required

Not required

Pretax

Not pretax

All workers

60

40

81

19

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

60

40

81

19

    Professional and related

61

39

79

21

        Teachers

59

41

79

21

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

43

57

Service

61

39

79

21

    Protective service

68

32

81

19

Sales and office

62

38

86

14

    Office and administrative support

63

37

86

14

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

55

45

66

34

Production, transportation, and material moving

55

45

Full time

60

40

80

20

Part time

68

32

Union

54

46

75

25

Nonunion

63

37

83

17

Average wage within the following categories:1

       

    Lowest 25 percent

62

38

83

17

        Lowest 10 percent

62

38

86

14

    Second 25 percent

59

41

80

20

    Third 25 percent

57

43

75

25

    Highest 25 percent

62

38

84

16

        Highest 10 percent

70

30

86

14

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

60

40

81

19

    Education and health services

59

41

77

23

        Educational services

59

41

77

23

            Elementary and secondary schools

46

54

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

70

30

81

19

        Healthcare and social assistance

58

42

78

22

            Hospitals

65

35

78

22

    Public administration

60

40

83

17

1 to 99 workers

61

39

    50 to 99 workers

36

64

100 workers or more

60

40

79

21

    100 to 499 workers

58

42

86

14

    500 workers or more

60

40

76

24

State government

64

36

82

18

Local government

58

42

80

20

Geographic areas

       

Middle Atlantic

85

15

East North Central

45

55

77

23

South Atlantic

51

49

70

30

East South Central

62

38

West South Central

92

8

Mountain

45

55

Pacific

46

54

86

14

1Surveyed occupations are classified into wage
categories based on the average wage for the occupation,
which may include workers with earnings both above and
below the threshold.  The categories were formed using
percentile estimates generated using data from the
National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer
Costs for Employee& nbsp;Compensation - March 2013."


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may
not equal totals. 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/glossary20122013.htm.