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Quality of life benefits: Access

Table 40. Quality of life benefits: Access, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Childcare2

Flexible
workplace

Subsidized
commuting

Wellness
programs

Employee
assistance
programs

All workers

10

5

6

35

50

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

16

10

10

50

67

    Management, business, and financial

17

17

14

52

68

    Professional and related

16

8

9

49

66

        Teachers

13

2

5

48

64

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

9

1

2

45

64

        Registered nurses

21

4

10

63

76

Service

9

1

3

22

35

    Protective service

9

3

9

40

58

Sales and office

7

5

6

37

53

    Sales and related

3

3

3

35

53

    Office and administrative support

10

6

8

38

53

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

4

2

4

26

37

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2

1

4

20

30

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

6

2

5

32

44

Production, transportation, and material moving

4

1

3

28

44

    Production

6

2

3

30

44

    Transportation and material moving

3

1

2

25

44

Full time

11

6

7

40

55

Part time

6

2

2

22

34

Union

15

2

9

48

75

Nonunion

9

5

6

33

46

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

5

1

2

19

30

        Lowest 10 percent

5

[4]

1

13

22

    Second 25 percent

8

3

4

34

50

    Third 25 percent

11

6

8

40

56

    Highest 25 percent

16

11

11

51

69

        Highest 10 percent

17

14

13

53

71

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

7

4

3

33

46

Service-providing industries

10

5

7

36

51

    Education and health services

14

3

7

46

60

        Educational services

13

4

7

48

66

            Elementary and secondary schools

8

1

2

43

65

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

25

17

64

76

        Health care and social assistance

15

3

7

44

56

            Hospitals

26

3

14

79

92

    Public administration

17

6

17

54

76

1 to 99 workers

4

3

3

16

27

    1 to 49 workers

3

4

3

15

23

    50 to 99 workers

5

3

3

22

39

100 workers or more

15

6

9

52

71

    100 to 499 workers

7

4

5

41

58

    500 workers or more

22

9

13

63

84

Geographic areas

         

New England

10

6

8

33

48

Middle Atlantic

10

6

6

34

50

East North Central

10

5

5

39

50

West North Central

9

5

5

36

49

South Atlantic

8

5

4

35

54

East South Central

6

3

37

49

West South Central

9

4

3

34

48

Mountain

9

4

8

31

50

Pacific

10

4

11

36

51

1Includes 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.

2A workplace program that provides for either the full or partial cost of caring for an employee's children in a nursery, day care
center, or a baby sitter in facilities either on or off the employer's premises.

3The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with earnings both
above and below the threshold. The average wages are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey:
Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2010." See Technical Note for more details.

4Less than 0.5 percent.


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/glossary20102011.htm.