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Retirement benefit combinations: Access

Table 3. Retirement benefit combinations: Access, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Defined
benefit and
defined
contribution

Defined
benefit only

Defined
contribution
only

All workers

27

57

6

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

29

58

5

    Professional and related

29

58

5

        Teachers

29

59

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

27

71

Service

22

56

6

    Protective service

26

59

6

Sales and office

29

54

7

    Office and administrative support

29

55

6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

29

61

6

Production, transportation, and material moving

19

60

7

Full time

31

62

6

Part time

6

30

3

Union

32

63

2

Nonunion

23

51

9

Average wage within the following categories:1

     

    Lowest 25 percent

19

49

7

        Lowest 10 percent

11

42

8

    Second 25 percent

28

60

6

    Third 25 percent

29

60

5

    Highest 25 percent

33

61

4

        Highest 10 percent

37

54

6

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

27

57

6

    Education and health services

27

59

5

        Educational services

26

62

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

23

69

1

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

38

39

10

        Health care and social assistance

32

36

21

            Hospitals

33

38

24

    Public administration

30

57

4

1 to 99 workers

18

50

10

    1 to 49 workers

13

47

10

    50 to 99 workers

26

55

9

100 workers or more

28

58

5

    100 to 499 workers

24

57

7

    500 workers or more

30

58

4

State government

36

51

6

Local government

24

59

5

Geographic areas

     

Northeast

26

61

4

    New England

9

74

    Middle Atlantic

32

56

4

South

31

55

5

    South Atlantic

47

41

3

    East South Central

67

    West South Central

12

70

8

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 wage data for March 2015.


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/glossary20142015.htm.