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Pretax benefits: Access Standard Errors

Table 25. Standard errors for 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

0.3

0.6

0.7

0.6

1.0

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

0.7

1.0

1.2

1.1

1.0

    Management, business, and financial

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.4

    Professional and related

0.7

1.2

1.4

1.3

1.1

        Teachers

1.3

1.8

1.9

1.9

1.6

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

1.4

2.0

2.3

2.1

1.9

        Registered nurses

1.1

3.5

4.2

3.7

2.5

Service

0.5

0.7

1.1

1.1

3.1

Sales and office

0.5

0.7

0.8

0.8

0.8

    Sales and related

0.9

0.7

1.2

1.3

1.1

    Office and administrative support

0.5

0.9

1.0

1.0

0.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

0.5

0.9

1.1

1.1

1.1

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

0.5

0.9

1.1

1.2

1.2

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

0.7

1.4

1.8

1.8

1.6

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.6

0.8

0.9

1.0

1.0

    Production

0.9

1.4

1.4

1.7

1.2

    Transportation and material moving

0.8

0.9

1.4

1.0

1.4

Full time

0.4

0.7

0.8

0.7

1.1

Part time

0.4

0.5

0.9

0.9

0.9

Union

0.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.1

Nonunion

0.4

0.6

0.7

0.7

1.1

Average wage within the following percentiles:3

         

    Less than 10

0.3

0.7

1.0

1.8

    10 to under 25

0.4

1.2

1.3

1.2

1.5

    25 to under 50

0.5

0.7

0.9

0.9

1.2

    50 to under 75

0.5

0.8

0.9

0.9

0.9

    75 to under 90

0.6

1.1

1.2

1.4

0.9

    90 or greater

0.9

1.1

1.4

1.5

1.2

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

0.6

1.3

1.3

1.3

0.9

Service-providing industries

0.4

0.6

0.8

0.7

1.1

    Education and health services

0.9

1.3

1.8

1.6

1.6

        Educational services

1.5

1.6

1.9

1.8

1.6

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.4

1.9

2.2

1.9

1.7

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

3.5

2.8

4.4

4.3

2.9

        Health care and social assistance

1.1

1.9

2.4

2.1

2.1

            Hospitals

1.4

2.5

2.6

2.0

2.4

    Public administration

1.5

1.8

2.0

2.0

1.9

1 to 99 workers

0.4

0.5

0.7

0.7

0.6

    1 to 49 workers

0.6

0.5

0.7

0.8

0.6

    50 to 99 workers

0.7

1.1

1.4

1.4

1.0

100 workers or more

0.6

1.0

1.3

0.9

1.5

    100 to 499 workers

0.6

1.2

1.4

1.5

1.3

    500 workers or more

1.0

1.4

2.5

1.2

2.4

Geographic areas

         

New England

0.7

1.4

1.4

1.8

1.0

Middle Atlantic

0.5

1.5

1.1

1.4

1.5

East North Central

0.9

1.2

1.5

1.6

1.1

West North Central

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.1

1.9

South Atlantic

0.9

1.2

1.3

1.2

1.2

East South Central

2.8

2.4

4.7

4.0

West South Central

0.8

1.8

1.3

1.9

1.6

Mountain

1.1

3.7

2.2

3.0

1.7

Pacific

0.7

0.9

1.3

1.5

1.2

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.