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Establishments offering retirement and healthcare benefits

Table 1. Establishments offering retirement and health care benefits: private
industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All establishments = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Retirement benefits

Health care
benefits

All plans1

Defined
benefit

Defined
contribution

All establishments

48

8

47

60

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

45

9

43

58

    Construction

34

10

31

46

    Manufacturing

58

7

57

72

Service-providing industries

49

8

48

61

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

57

9

56

67

        Wholesale trade

71

6

71

87

        Retail trade

52

8

50

59

        Transportation and warehousing

50

15

47

56

        Utilities

77

65

83

    Information

81

50

81

82

    Financial activities

62

24

62

77

        Finance and insurance

75

33

75

83

            Credit intermediation and related activities

88

44

88

93

            Insurance carriers and related activities

55

18

55

65

        Real estate and rental and leasing

41

40

67

    Professional and business services

44

44

57

        Professional and technical services

46

46

60

        Administrative and waste services

34

34

45

    Education and health services

56

55

73

        Educational services

48

40

59

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

94

93

99

        Health care and social assistance

57

57

74

    Leisure and hospitality

20

20

28

        Accommodation and food services

20

20

28

    Other services

26

24

40

1 to 99 workers

46

7

45

59

    1 to 49 workers

45

7

44

57

    50 to 99 workers

74

17

71

89

100 workers or more

89

36

86

94

    100 to 499 workers

89

34

85

94

    500 workers or more

95

52

94

95

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

49

8

47

60

    New England

59

10

57

60

    Middle Atlantic

45

8

44

60

South

48

7

47

60

    South Atlantic

48

8

48

61

    East South Central

43

43

54

    West South Central

49

7

48

62

Midwest

52

9

51

62

    East North Central

49

10

48

64

    West North Central

57

57

60

West

44

8

43

58

    Mountain

52

6

52

65

    Pacific

39

9

38

54

1Includes defined benefit pension plans and defined contribution retirement plans. The total is less than the sum of the
individual items because some employers offered both types of plans.


Note: Dash indicates no establishments 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.