Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Defined benefit
retirement survivor
benefits

Healthcare benefits

Same sex

Opposite
sex

Same sex

Opposite
sex

All workers

50

48

33

28

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

53

52

34

29

    Professional and related

54

52

34

28

        Teachers

52

50

31

25

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

56

54

30

25

Service

42

41

30

24

    Protective service

44

42

35

25

Sales and office

51

50

36

31

    Office and administrative support

53

52

37

32

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

46

46

33

27

Production, transportation, and material moving

40

41

30

28

Full time

55

54

37

31

Part time

21

21

14

13

Union

53

50

54

45

Nonunion

47

47

16

14

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

37

37

14

13

        Lowest 10 percent

30

30

7

7

    Second 25 percent

51

50

35

29

    Third 25 percent

53

52

37

32

    Highest 25 percent

58

56

48

39

        Highest 10 percent

62

55

56

47

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

50

48

33

28

    Education and health services

52

50

32

26

        Educational services

53

51

32

27

            Elementary and secondary schools

53

51

28

24

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

53

51

45

34

        Healthcare and social assistance

43

43

29

26

            Hospitals

42

44

29

28

    Public administration

48

47

38

31

1 to 99 workers

34

33

17

15

    1 to 49 workers

27

26

11

10

    50 to 99 workers

44

43

26

23

100 workers or more

52

51

36

30

    100 to 499 workers

42

43

24

20

    500 workers or more

55

53

40

33

State government

59

58

43

34

Local government

46

45

30

26

Geographic areas

       

New England

34

28

35

28

Middle Atlantic

60

53

56

48

East North Central

25

11

South Atlantic

45

45

11

6

East South Central

70

71

2

West South Central

55

56

10

11

Mountain

61

60

49

34

Pacific

82

80

83

81

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/glossary20122013.htm.

2Surveyed 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< /span>
Compensation - March 2013."