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Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Defined benefit
retirement survivor
benefits

Health care benefits

Same sex

Opposite
sex

Same sex

Opposite
sex

All workers

9

9

35

30

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

14

14

50

42

    Management, business, and financial

18

18

57

49

    Professional and related

12

12

47

38

Service

3

3

19

16

    Protective service

4

4

21

15

Sales and office

10

10

38

34

    Sales and related

5

5

36

32

    Office and administrative support

13

13

40

36

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

9

9

28

23

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

6

7

17

17

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

12

11

37

29

Production, transportation, and material moving

9

8

31

27

    Production

7

6

29

26

    Transportation and material moving

11

11

32

27

Full time

11

11

42

35

Part time

4

5

16

14

Union

28

25

52

39

Nonunion

7

8

33

29

Average wage within the following categories2:

       

    Lowest 25 percent

3

3

15

14

        Lowest 10 percent

2

2

8

7

    Second 25 percent

7

8

34

30

    Third 25 percent

11

10

41

35

    Highest 25 percent

18

18

56

45

        Highest 10 percent

20

19

65

53

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

8

7

32

28

    Construction

5

7

20

20

    Manufacturing

9

7

37

31

Service-providing industries

10

9

36

31

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

9

9

39

34

        Wholesale trade

5

5

34

30

        Retail trade

6

6

37

34

        Transportation and warehousing

19

19

50

38

        Utilities

35

35

69

63

    Information

28

25

67

42

    Financial activities

28

27

56

53

        Finance and insurance

35

34

67

62

            Credit intermediation and related activities

36

35

66

62

            Insurance carriers and related activities

31

29

63

56

        Real estate and rental and leasing

22

21

    Professional and business services

7

8

38

33

        Professional and technical services

8

9

51

44

        Administrative and waste services

3

3

20

20

    Education and health services

10

10

34

29

        Educational services

9

9

48

39

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

9

9

62

47

        Health care and social assistance

10

10

32

27

    Leisure and hospitality

2

2

18

14

        Accommodation and food services

1

1

18

13

    Other services

4

4

19

16

1 to 99 workers

5

5

22

20

    1 to 49 workers

4

4

19

17

    50 to 99 workers

6

6

31

29

100 workers or more

15

14

51

42

    100 to 499 workers

10

10

45

41

    500 workers or more

22

20

59

43

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

12

13

39

32

    New England

10

10

42

36

    Middle Atlantic

13

13

38

31

South

8

8

29

25

    South Atlantic

9

9

30

25

    East South Central

6

6

30

24

    West South Central

7

8

25

25

Midwest

7

6

28

22

    East North Central

7

5

26

18

    West North Central

8

7

32

28

West

11

11

50

45

    Mountain

8

8

39

33

    Pacific

12

12

55

51

1The percentage of workers with access to the benefit reflects both the availability of the benefit and the
employer’s policy on providing the benefit to unmarried domestic partners. For more information, see the Unmarried
Domestic Partners Benefit Fact Sheet at:www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs_domestic2012.pdf.

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.