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Pretax benefits: Access Data Table

Table 25. Pretax benefits:1 Access, private industry workers, 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

8

17

31

33

17

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

12

29

52

55

23

    Management, business, and financial

17

30

55

58

23

    Professional and related

10

28

51

54

23

Service

3

8

15

19

14

Sales and office

11

17

34

36

17

    Sales and related

12

10

30

29

15

    Office and administrative support

10

21

37

40

18

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

3

11

18

20

12

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

1

6

9

11

8

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

5

18

29

31

16

Production, transportation, and material moving

6

15

26

27

16

    Production

6

18

29

31

16

    Transportation and material moving

6

12

23

22

16

Full time

9

20

35

38

20

Part time

4

7

18

17

8

Union

3

17

37

38

27

Nonunion

9

17

31

33

16

Average wage within the following percentiles:2

         

    Less than 10

1

4

9

11

    10 to under 25

6

8

16

17

12

    25 to under 50

9

15

28

31

16

    50 to under 75

9

20

34

36

18

    75 to under 90

9

25

45

47

24

    90 or greater

14

31

61

63

25

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

7

18

28

32

13

    Construction

2

4

8

10

6

    Manufacturing

9

24

37

42

17

Service-providing industries

8

17

32

34

18

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

12

12

32

30

17

        Wholesale trade

8

20

27

32

17

        Retail trade

14

6

29

26

13

        Transportation and warehousing

8

17

41

32

30

        Utilities

21

51

75

77

12

    Information

8

37

65

70

26

    Financial activities

18

35

58

60

19

        Finance and insurance

22

42

66

69

20

            Credit intermediation and related activities

25

47

67

71

22

            Insurance carriers and related activities

18

35

62

64

16

        Real estate and rental and leasing

5

10

28

29

    Professional and business services

7

15

31

31

22

        Professional and technical services

9

20

40

42

26

        Administrative and waste services

2

8

18

17

20

    Education and health services

6

23

41

46

18

        Educational services

6

25

42

48

32

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

7

27

66

69

46

        Health care and social assistance

6

23

41

45

16

    Leisure and hospitality

1

4

6

        Accommodation and food services

1

4

5

    Other services

3

11

9

10

6

1 to 99 workers

4

8

15

17

8

    1 to 49 workers

4

7

13

14

7

    50 to 99 workers

5

11

22

24

11

100 workers or more

12

26

49

52

26

    100 to 499 workers

10

21

39

40

22

    500 workers or more

14

33

61

66

32

Geographic areas

         

Metropolitan areas

8

17

33

35

17

Nonmetropolitan areas

5

15

20

26

New England

7

15

35

37

20

Middle Atlantic

5

15

29

31

20

East North Central

8

17

34

35

14

West North Central

7

20

36

41

15

South Atlantic

10

18

31

33

13

East South Central

8

13

25

West South Central

7

20

31

34

13

Mountain

8

20

35

36

16

Pacific

8

14

32

31

20

Footnotes:

1See the Technical Note for definitions.

2The 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.