Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

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

9

8

31

26

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

13

12

47

39

    Management, business, and financial

18

17

54

46

    Professional and related

10

10

43

35

Service

3

3

19

15

    Protective service

3

3

16

10

Sales and office

9

9

31

28

    Sales and related

5

5

25

22

    Office and administrative support

12

12

35

31

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

8

9

25

21

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

5

7

16

15

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

11

10

33

25

Production, transportation, and material moving

9

8

27

23

    Production

6

5

26

22

    Transportation and material moving

11

11

27

24

Full time

10

10

38

32

Part time

4

4

12

10

Union

27

24

48

36

Nonunion

7

7

30

25

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

3

3

12

11

        Lowest 10 percent

2

2

7

6

    Second 25 percent

7

7

27

24

    Third 25 percent

10

10

38

32

    Highest 25 percent

17

16

53

43

        Highest 10 percent

18

17

62

50

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

7

6

29

25

    Construction

4

6

18

17

    Manufacturing

7

6

34

28

Service-providing industries

9

9

32

26

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

9

9

30

25

        Wholesale trade

6

5

32

28

        Retail trade

6

6

24

21

        Transportation and warehousing

19

18

44

32

        Utilities

37

36

65

59

    Information

26

24

63

42

    Financial activities

28

27

56

52

        Finance and insurance

35

34

67

62

            Credit intermediation and related activities

37

36

66

62

            Insurance carriers and related activities

31

29

63

57

        Real estate and rental and leasing

20

20

    Professional and business services

7

6

36

31

        Professional and technical services

7

7

49

40

        Administrative and waste services

20

21

    Education and health services

9

8

30

25

        Educational services

7

7

42

35

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

7

7

57

44

        Healthcare and social assistance

9

9

27

23

    Leisure and hospitality

17

12

        Accommodation and food services

17

11

    Other services

5

5

16

14

1 to 99 workers

4

4

20

18

    1 to 49 workers

4

4

17

15

    50 to 99 workers

5

5

29

27

100 workers or more

14

14

45

36

    100 to 499 workers

9

9

37

32

    500 workers or more

21

19

56

41

Geographic areas

       

New England

9

9

40

33

Middle Atlantic

11

11

33

26

East North Central

7

5

22

15

West North Central

8

7

29

25

South Atlantic

8

8

25

20

East South Central

5

5

22

16

West South Central

6

7

21

20

Mountain

7

7

38

32

Pacific

12

12

53

49

1The percentage of workers with access to the
benefit reflects both the availability of the benefit and
the employerís 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."