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Pretax benefits: Access Data Table

Table 25. Pretax benefits:1 Access, civilian workers,2 National Compensation Survey, March
2008

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Health
savings
account

Section 125 cafetaria benefits

Cash or
deferred
arrangements
with no
employer
contributions

Flexible
benefits

Dependent
care
reimbursement
account

Healthcare
reimbursement
account

All workers

10

19

34

37

23

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

15

31

53

57

33

    Management, business, and financial

18

31

56

59

29

    Professional and related

13

30

52

57

34

        Teachers

15

31

45

55

46

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

14

32

45

52

45

        Registered nurses

9

34

54

58

22

Service

5

11

20

24

19

Sales and office

12

18

36

38

20

    Sales and related

13

10

30

30

15

    Office and administrative support

11

23

39

43

23

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

5

14

21

23

15

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

3

8

13

15

12

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

7

20

31

33

19

Production, transportation, and material moving

7

16

26

27

18

    Production

6

18

29

32

17

    Transportation and material moving

7

13

24

23

18

Full time

11

23

39

43

26

Part time

5

8

19

19

11

Union

9

23

44

48

41

Nonunion

10

19

33

35

19

Average wage within the following percentiles:3

         

    Less than 10

1

5

10

12

    10 to under 25

8

10

19

21

15

    25 to under 50

9

18

31

34

20

    50 to under 75

11

23

39

42

26

    75 to under 90

13

29

49

52

32

    90 or greater

15

31

60

64

35

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

7

18

28

32

14

Service-providing industries

10

20

36

38

24

    Education and health services

12

28

46

52

32

        Educational services

18

33

50

58

51

            Elementary and secondary schools

16

34

46

55

48

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

22

33

62

70

61

        Health care and social assistance

8

24

43

47

19

            Hospitals

12

43

71

75

31

    Public administration

18

32

54

57

54

1 to 99 workers

5

9

16

18

10

    1 to 49 workers

4

8

14

15

8

    50 to 99 workers

6

12

23

26

13

100 workers or more

14

29

50

54

34

    100 to 499 workers

11

22

39

41

25

    500 workers or more

17

35

61

67

42

Geographic areas

         

New England

7

14

34

37

23

Middle Atlantic

5

15

30

33

28

East North Central

10

17

34

36

20

West North Central

9

22

40

45

19

South Atlantic

14

23

37

39

19

East South Central

12

18

17

28

West South Central

8

22

36

39

21

Mountain

10

23

40

41

22

Pacific

10

20

37

37

25

Footnotes:

1See the Technical Note for definitions.

2Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

3The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2007." See Technical Note for more details.

NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria.