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Nonproduction bonuses: Access

Table 43. Nonproduction bonuses: Access, private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

All
nonproduction
bonuses1

Cash
profit-sharing
bonus

Employee
recognition
bonus

End-of-year
bonus

Holiday
bonus

Payment in
lieu of
benefits
bonus

Longevity
bonus

Referral
bonus

Other
bonus2

All workers

44

5

4

11

10

5

3

6

12

Worker characteristics

                 

Management, professional, and related

52

8

6

13

6

9

2

9

16

    Management, business, and financial

60

9

7

19

6

8

2

8

19

    Professional and related

49

8

6

10

6

9

2

9

15

Service

29

1

3

6

8

3

2

6

7

    Protective service

32

1

2

4

8

2

Sales and office

47

4

3

12

13

5

7

6

10

    Sales and related

41

2

2

9

14

3

12

3

7

    Office and administrative support

51

5

4

14

12

6

4

7

12

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

45

5

3

13

14

2

2

3

13

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

42

4

2

15

14

2

1

1

10

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

48

6

5

11

13

3

3

4

16

Production, transportation, and material moving

43

7

2

10

10

5

2

4

14

    Production

48

10

2

12

10

6

2

5

16

    Transportation and material moving

39

4

2

8

10

4

1

4

13

Full time

50

6

4

12

11

6

3

6

14

Part time

27

1

2

5

6

2

3

5

5

Union

37

7

4

4

3

8

1

3

19

Nonunion

44

5

4

11

10

5

4

6

11

Average wage within the following categories:3

                 

    Lowest 25 percent

29

1

2

6

8

1

3

5

5

        Lowest 10 percent

24

1

1

6

8

[4]

1

4

4

    Second 25 percent

46

4

3

10

14

5

6

6

10

    Third 25 percent

48

6

4

13

10

7

2

5

13

    Highest 25 percent

55

10

7

14

6

8

1

8

20

        Highest 10 percent

58

11

8

15

5

9

1

9

19

Establishment characteristics

                 

Goods-producing industries

51

11

3

14

11

6

1

5

17

    Construction

45

4

2

18

16

2

1

8

    Manufacturing

54

14

3

13

9

8

2

6

20

Service-providing industries

42

4

4

10

9

5

4

6

11

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

43

3

3

9

14

3

9

3

9

        Wholesale trade

49

6

2

17

10

5

[4]

3

14

        Retail trade

41

1

2

7

18

2

14

4

5

        Transportation and warehousing

41

9

6

6

9

2

2

2

17

        Utilities

59

2

7

19

6

24

    Information

60

2

12

11

4

6

8

31

    Financial activities

67

10

7

23

9

4

2

9

21

        Finance and insurance

72

11

8

26

7

4

2

11

25

            Credit intermediation and related activities

74

9

6

26

7

5

1

11

26

            Insurance carriers and related activities

67

15

11

20

7

4

3

11

25

        Real estate and rental and leasing

48

5

12

17

4

3

8

    Professional and business services

46

8

5

12

8

6

2

9

11

        Professional and technical services

61

14

7

18

11

6

1

10

11

        Administrative and waste services

29

3

2

5

5

4

2

8

8

    Education and health services

40

1

3

7

7

9

3

9

10

        Educational services

20

3

3

10

1

3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

21

2

[4]

1

13

3

2

        Health care and social assistance

43

2

3

7

8

9

3

10

11

    Leisure and hospitality

25

[4]

3

5

7

1

1

4

6

        Accommodation and food services

24

3

5

7

4

6

    Other services

31

1

2

11

8

5

4

1 to 99 workers

40

4

3

13

12

3

1

3

8

    1 to 49 workers

40

4

2

13

13

3

1

2

7

    50 to 99 workers

42

4

5

12

8

4

2

7

11

100 workers or more

47

6

5

8

7

7

6

9

16

    100 to 499 workers

43

4

3

7

9

5

8

7

12

    500 workers or more

54

9

6

10

4

10

3

12

22

Geographic areas

                 

New England

43

5

3

8

12

7

2

6

8

Middle Atlantic

43

3

3

11

8

8

2

6

11

East North Central

45

6

4

12

8

8

4

7

14

West North Central

43

7

3

12

8

3

3

7

11

South Atlantic

46

4

4

10

12

3

4

8

12

East South Central

47

4

9

14

2

6

5

15

West South Central

46

6

4

11

13

2

3

6

14

Mountain

47

6

5

11

13

5

2

5

9

Pacific

37

5

4

11

6

4

3

3

10

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.

4Less than 0.5 percent.

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


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.

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.