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Financial benefits: Access

Table 41. Financial benefits: Access, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Health
savings
account

Section 125 cafeteria benefits

Savings
plans with
no employer
contribution1

Financial
planning

Flexible
benefits

Dependent
care
reimburse-
ment
account

Health care
reimburse-
ment
account

All workers

23

34

54

60

60

24

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

25

37

56

63

61

25

    Professional and related

24

37

55

63

61

24

        Teachers

23

36

51

61

57

20

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

21

37

51

62

57

18

Service

21

27

51

55

58

23

    Protective service

22

29

58

60

61

28

Sales and office

23

35

55

60

61

26

    Office and administrative support

24

35

56

60

62

27

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

25

37

55

59

64

22

Production, transportation, and material moving

22

32

41

42

56

15

Full time

25

38

59

65

65

26

Part time

15

16

30

34

36

14

Union

21

32

57

64

64

29

Nonunion

26

36

52

57

57

20

Average wage within the following categories2:

           

    Lowest 25 percent

22

30

44

49

51

19

        Lowest 10 percent

17

23

35

39

48

13

    Second 25 percent

24

33

59

62

64

27

    Third 25 percent

25

38

58

64

63

28

    Highest 25 percent

23

36

57

65

64

23

        Highest 10 percent

22

33

50

61

61

25

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

23

34

54

60

60

24

    Education and health services

24

36

54

62

59

22

        Educational services

25

36

54

62

60

21

            Elementary and secondary schools

21

36

50

58

56

19

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

37

36

64

74

73

29

        Health care and social assistance

18

40

55

59

53

29

            Hospitals

21

49

56

56

55

28

    Public administration

23

32

58

59

62

30

1 to 99 workers

17

22

33

37

43

19

    1 to 49 workers

17

19

35

38

40

15

    50 to 99 workers

18

26

31

37

47

24

100 workers or more

24

36

57

63

63

25

    100 to 499 workers

16

30

42

45

55

19

    500 workers or more

27

38

63

69

65

27

State government

34

34

72

74

78

39

Local government

20

34

48

55

54

19

Geographic areas

           

Northeast

6

12

35

45

68

25

    New England

15

42

41

55

    Middle Atlantic

3

14

33

46

73

26

South

29

45

60

65

62

19

    South Atlantic

33

46

65

70

59

24

    East South Central

51

39

46

67

    West South Central

19

39

66

69

64

15

Midwest

22

25

49

55

55

28

    East North Central

22

16

40

46

55

24

    West North Central

23

40

64

69

54

36

West

30

44

65

68

57

27

    Mountain

24

65

67

63

26

    Pacific

32

46

65

69

54

28

1Savings plans established by the employer on behalf of the employee, but with no employer contribution.  These are cash or deferred
arrangement plans or individual retirement accounts used to fund savings and retirement plans authorized by section 401(k), 403(b), or 457 of
the Internal Revenue Code. The employees’ contributions can be pre- and post-tax. Employees may authorize a payroll deduction by theemployer to fund the established plan.

2Surveyed 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.