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Standard Errors
Defined benefit frozen retirement plans: Plan alternatives

Table 7. Standard errors for defined benefit frozen retirement plans:1 Plan alternatives, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2015

Characteristics

No
alternative to
frozen plans

Alternatives
to frozen
plans

Alternatives to frozen plans

Modified
existing
defined
benefit plan

New defined
benefit plan

Enhanced
existing
defined
contribution
plan

New defined
contribution
plan

Other

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

0.0

1.0

1.0

2.0

    Professional and related

0.0

1.0

1.0

1.8

        Teachers

0.0

0.8

0.8

1.9

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

0.0

0.8

0.7

2.1

Sales and office

0.0

1.5

1.4

2.2

0.4

    Office and administrative support

0.0

1.5

1.4

2.2

0.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

0.0

2.3

2.2

2.5

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.0

2.8

2.2

4.3

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Highest 25 percent

0.0

0.6

0.5

1.7

        Highest 10 percent

0.0

0.8

0.8

3.1

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries:
     Education and health services

0.0

0.9

0.9

1.7

        Educational services

0.0

1.0

1.0

1.8

            Elementary and secondary schools

0.0

0.7

0.6

1.8

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

0.0

3.2

3.0

        Health care and social assistance

0.0

1.8

1.8

2.3

            Hospitals

0.0

1.1

1.1

0.9

1 to 99 workers:
     1 to 49 workers

0.0

4.8

100 workers or more:
     100 to 499 workers

0.0

1.5

1.4

2.9

State government

0.0

2.5

2.5

3.2

Geographic areas

             

Northeast:
     New England

0.0

0.8

0.8

0.9

South:
   East South Central

0.0

7.2

    West South Central

0.0

2.1

1.5

Midwest

0.0

2.3

2.3

3.8

    East North Central

0.0

1.1

5.8

    West North Central

0.0

6.1

West

0.0

2.5

2.5

2.6

    Mountain

0.0

4.7

    Pacific

0.0

3.0

3.0

1Plans closed to new workers or plans that cease accruals for some or all plan participants.

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 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.