National Compensation Survey - Benefits produces comprehensive data on the incidence (the percentage of workers with access to and participation in employer provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefit plans.

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Announcement

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) corrected participation and take-up rate estimates for retirement benefits from 2013-2017 estimates, for more information see Access, participation, and take-up rates for retirement benefits.
  • Access to paid personal leave benefits for December 2017 are now available here.
    Some estimates that include access to paid sick leave benefits were corrected in the BLS database as follows:
    • March 2013 through March 2016 estimates were corrected on 11/6/2017
    • March 2010 through March 2012 estimates were corrected on 12/7/2017
    For additional information see www.bls.gov/bls/errata/ebs-errata-07212017.htm.

Latest Benefits News Release

Medical care benefits available to 69% of private industry workers in March 2018

07/20/2018

Small establishments in private industry provided access for medical care benefits to 55 percent of workers in March 2018. These benefits were available to 83 percent of workers in medium size establishments and 88 percent in large establishments.
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*2007 to 2009 benefits data are not available in the National Compensation Survey data base.
For data during these years, see the NCS publication archive.

 

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Annual Bulletin on Benefit Coverage

National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2018

September 2018
Bulletin 2789
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Overview

Tables organized by ownership

Employee benefits data tables: United States, March 2018 (Tab view)

Tables organized by benefit

Employee benefits data tables: United States, March 2018 (Tab view)

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Glossary

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Appendix table 2 (HTML) (PDF)

 

Latest Bulletin on Benefit Plan Details in Private Industry

National Compensation Survey: Health and Retirement Plan Provisions in Private Industry in the United States, 2017

May 2018
Bulletin 2788

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Latest Bulletin on Health Benefit Plan Details in Government

 

Latest Bulletin on Retirement Benefit Plan Details in Government

National Compensation Survey: Retirement Plan Provisions in State and Local Government in the United States, 2016

April 2017
Bulletin 2786

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The Office of Compensation Levels and Trends, Branch of Survey Information and Publications, will be glad to assist you with questions about any of the components of the National Compensation Survey.

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Telephone: (202) 691-6199 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)

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