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Financial benefits: access

Table 41. Financial benefits: Access, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Health
savings
account

Section 125 cafeteria benefits

Pre-tax
savings with
no employer
contributions

Financial
planning

Flexible
benefits

Dependent
care
reimburse-
ment
account

Health care
reimburse-
ment
account

All workers

22

34

53

59

55

24

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

23

36

56

63

57

25

    Professional and related

23

36

55

62

56

24

        Teachers

21

35

50

59

55

20

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

19

36

50

60

54

19

Service

20

29

49

54

51

24

    Protective service

22

31

57

59

55

28

Sales and office

21

35

54

60

57

25

    Office and administrative support

22

35

55

61

58

26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

22

39

53

58

57

22

Production, transportation, and material moving

20

34

41

41

51

15

Full time

24

37

58

64

60

26

Part time

13

18

30

34

30

14

Union

19

31

55

62

61

29

Nonunion

25

37

52

57

51

21

Average wage within the following categories:1

           

    Lowest 25 percent

19

30

44

49

44

19

        Lowest 10 percent

18

26

36

41

38

15

    Second 25 percent

23

34

57

61

59

28

    Third 25 percent

24

39

58

65

58

29

    Highest 25 percent

23

34

55

64

62

23

        Highest 10 percent

21

29

50

61

63

24

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

22

34

53

59

55

24

    Education and health services

23

36

54

61

56

22

        Educational services

23

35

53

61

57

21

            Elementary and secondary schools

19

35

49

57

53

19

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

32

36

63

72

72

25

        Health care and social assistance

24

39

59

64

50

30

            Hospitals

25

46

63

66

52

30

    Public administration

22

33

56

58

55

31

1 to 99 workers

18

24

33

38

40

20

    1 to 49 workers

18

25

33

38

39

17

    50 to 99 workers

17

24

32

38

41

23

100 workers or more

23

36

56

62

58

25

    100 to 499 workers

16

29

42

44

47

19

    500 workers or more

25

38

61

69

61

27

State government

32

34

71

75

74

40

Local government

19

34

47

54

49

19

Geographic areas

           

New England

13

6

32

37

49

Middle Atlantic

3

13

32

45

73

27

East North Central

21

18

39

45

57

24

West North Central

19

38

63

67

44

35

South Atlantic

34

47

65

71

49

23

East South Central

51

37

47

45

West South Central

17

34

64

67

65

16

Mountain

25

43

68

71

56

30

Pacific

26

48

65

69

53

26

1The 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.