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Nonproduction bonuses: Access

Table 43. Nonproduction bonuses: Access, State and local government workers, National Compensation
Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

All
nonproduction
bonuses1

Employee
recognition
bonus

End-of-year
bonus

Holiday
bonus

Payment in
lieu of
benefits
bonus

Longevity
bonus

Referral
bonus

Other
bonus2

All workers

31

4

1

1

12

6

1

12

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

30

4

1

1

12

5

1

12

    Professional and related

28

4

[3]

1

12

4

1

11

        Teachers

25

2

12

3

10

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

29

2

14

3

12

Service

32

4

1

2

10

9

12

    Protective service

43

7

3

13

13

16

Sales and office

33

5

1

2

13

6

1

12

    Office and administrative support

33

5

2

2

13

6

1

12

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

33

3

12

10

11

Production, transportation, and material moving

29

2

11

5

11

Full time

35

5

1

1

13

7

1

13

Part time

10

1

1

3

2

3

Union

36

4

[3]

[3]

20

5

13

Nonunion

26

4

1

2

5

7

1

11

Average wage within the following categories:4

               

    Lowest 25 percent

24

2

1

3

7

6

10

        Lowest 10 percent

19

[3]

1

3

5

4

7

    Second 25 percent

33

5

1

2

11

8

1

12

    Third 25 percent

34

5

1

1

12

6

1

14

    Highest 25 percent

33

5

[3]

16

4

[3]

12

        Highest 10 percent

32

5

[3]

16

4

11

Establishment characteristics

               

Service-providing industries

31

4

1

1

11

6

1

12

    Education and health services

26

3

1

1

11

4

1

10

        Educational services

23

2

11

3

9

            Elementary and secondary schools

24

1

13

3

9

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20

7

5

3

8

        Health care and social assistance

46

8

3

6

10

6

5

16

            Hospitals

42

4

2

6

9

5

5

15

    Public administration

40

7

1

2

14

10

16

1 to 99 workers

28

2

4

6

9

9

7

    1 to 49 workers

28

2

3

7

7

9

8

    50 to 99 workers

30

5

13

10

4

100 workers or more

31

5

[3]

1

12

6

1

12

    100 to 499 workers

33

2

2

2

13

7

1

12

    500 workers or more

31

6

11

5

1

13

State government

42

12

12

7

2

19

Local government

27

1

1

2

11

6

[3]

9

Geographic areas

               

New England

36

18

10

18

Middle Atlantic

31

1

14

3

15

East North Central

29

1

18

8

7

West North Central

18

[3]

5

6

South Atlantic

39

6

3

5

6

3

20

West South Central

32

3

7

9

15

Mountain

21

4

6

9

Pacific

36

14

1

24

1

6

1The 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.

2Includes all other bonuses provided to employees and not published separately.

3Less than 0.5 percent.

4The 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.