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Nonproduction bonuses: Access

Table 43. Nonproduction bonuses: Access, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

All
nonproduction
bonuses2

Cash
profit-sharing
bonus

Employee
recognition
bonus

End-of-year
bonus

Holiday
bonus

Payment in
lieu of
benefits
bonus

Longevity
bonus

Referral
bonus

Other
bonus3

All workers

42

4

4

9

8

6

4

5

12

Worker characteristics

                 

Management, professional, and related

46

6

5

9

4

10

3

6

15

    Management, business, and financial

56

8

7

16

5

8

3

7

18

    Professional and related

42

5

5

7

4

10

3

6

14

        Teachers

24

[4]

2

[4]

1

11

2

9

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

28

2

1

13

3

11

        Registered nurses

45

1

5

5

2

13

3

13

19

Service

30

1

3

5

7

4

3

5

7

    Protective service

38

[4]

8

2

3

9

11

7

10

Sales and office

46

4

3

11

12

5

7

5

10

    Sales and related

41

2

2

9

14

3

12

3

7

    Office and administrative support

48

4

4

12

11

7

4

6

12

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

43

4

3

12

12

3

3

2

13

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

41

3

2

13

13

3

2

1

10

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

46

5

4

10

12

4

3

4

16

Production, transportation, and material moving

43

7

2

9

10

5

2

4

14

    Production

48

10

2

11

10

6

2

5

15

    Transportation and material moving

38

4

2

8

9

4

2

4

13

Full time

47

5

4

10

9

7

4

5

14

Part time

25

1

2

5

6

2

3

4

5

Union

36

4

4

2

2

13

3

1

16

Nonunion

43

4

4

10

10

5

4

6

11

Average wage within the following categories:5

                 

    Lowest 25 percent

29

1

2

6

9

2

4

5

5

        Lowest 10 percent

24

1

2

6

7

1

1

4

4

    Second 25 percent

44

3

3

9

12

6

6

5

11

    Third 25 percent

46

5

4

11

8

8

3

5

14

    Highest 25 percent

50

7

6

10

4

10

2

6

18

        Highest 10 percent

51

9

7

11

3

11

2

7

17

Establishment characteristics

                 

Goods-producing industries

51

11

3

14

11

6

2

5

17

Service-providing industries

40

3

4

8

8

6

4

5

11

    Education and health services

35

1

3

4

5

10

3

6

10

        Educational services

23

2

1

1

11

3

[4]

8

            Elementary and secondary schools

24

1

1

12

3

9

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20

5

[4]

[4]

8

2

1

6

        Health care and social assistance

43

2

4

7

8

9

3

10

12

            Hospitals

48

1

3

4

2

17

3

15

17

    Public administration

40

7

1

2

14

10

16

1 to 99 workers

40

4

3

12

12

3

2

3

8

    1 to 49 workers

40

4

2

12

13

3

1

2

7

    50 to 99 workers

41

4

4

11

7

5

2

7

11

100 workers or more

43

5

5

6

5

8

6

7

15

    100 to 499 workers

41

3

3

6

8

6

8

7

12

    500 workers or more

45

6

6

6

3

11

3

7

18

Geographic areas

                 

New England

42

4

3

7

10

9

3

5

10

Middle Atlantic

41

3

3

10

7

9

3

5

12

East North Central

43

6

3

10

7

9

4

6

13

West North Central

39

6

3

10

7

3

3

6

10

South Atlantic

45

3

4

8

10

4

5

7

13

East South Central

40

4

7

11

2

7

4

13

West South Central

43

5

4

9

11

3

4

5

14

Mountain

43

5

4

9

11

5

3

4

9

Pacific

37

4

5

9

5

8

2

3

10

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.

2The sum of the individual components may be greater than the total because some employees may have access to more than one type of nonproduction bonus.

3Includes all other bonuses provided to employees and not published separately.

4Less than 0.5 percent.

5The 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.


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.