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Retirement benefit combinations: Access

Table 3. Retirement benefit combinations: Access, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Defined
benefit and
defined
contribution

Defined
benefit only

Defined
contribution
only

All workers

27

56

6

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

29

58

5

    Professional and related

28

59

5

        Teachers

28

60

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

26

72

Service

22

54

7

    Protective service

28

56

7

Sales and office

29

53

8

    Office and administrative support

29

54

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

30

59

7

Production, transportation, and material moving

19

59

7

Full time

31

62

6

Part time

6

29

3

Union

31

64

2

Nonunion

23

50

9

Average wage within the following categories1:

     

    Lowest 25 percent

18

47

8

        Lowest 10 percent

11

40

8

    Second 25 percent

28

58

7

    Third 25 percent

29

60

5

    Highest 25 percent

33

61

4

        Highest 10 percent

38

54

6

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

27

56

6

    Education and health services

26

59

5

        Educational services

25

62

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

22

69

1

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

37

39

10

        Health care and social assistance

31

37

21

            Hospitals

34

38

23

    Public administration

31

54

6

1 to 99 workers

17

49

11

    1 to 49 workers

14

43

12

    50 to 99 workers

23

58

9

100 workers or more

28

57

5

    100 to 499 workers

25

56

7

    500 workers or more

30

58

5

State government

37

50

6

Local government

24

59

6

Geographic areas

     

Northeast

25

60

4

    New England

9

74

    Middle Atlantic

32

56

4

South

31

53

7

    South Atlantic

49

39

3

    East South Central

69

    West South Central

12

65

12

Midwest

32

47

8

    East North Central

38

40

6

    West North Central

58

West

17

69

5

    Mountain

16

66

6

    Pacific

70

4

1Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the
occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold.  The
categories were formed using percentile estimates generated using ECEC data for March 2014.


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/glossary20132014.htm.