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Nonproduction bonuses: Access

Table 43. Nonproduction bonuses: Access, private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

All
nonproduction
bonuses1

Cash
profit-sharing
bonus

Employee
recognition
bonus

End-of-year
bonus

Holiday
bonus

Payment in
lieu of
benefits
bonus

Longevity
bonus

Referral
bonus

Other
bonus2

All workers

39

6

3

10

7

4

2

6

11

Worker characteristics

                 

Management, professional, and related

49

8

5

14

6

7

2

9

15

    Management, business, and financial

57

11

6

18

6

6

2

8

17

    Professional and related

45

6

5

12

6

8

2

9

14

Service

21

1

2

5

5

2

1

3

6

    Protective service

32

3

3

Sales and office

41

6

3

11

9

3

5

7

8

    Sales and related

33

4

1

7

9

2

7

4

6

    Office and administrative support

47

7

5

13

10

4

3

9

10

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

36

6

3

11

8

3

1

5

11

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

29

3

12

8

1

1

7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

42

9

5

10

8

5

2

9

13

Production, transportation, and material moving

43

8

2

9

8

5

2

5

16

    Production

47

11

2

10

8

5

2

5

17

    Transportation and material moving

39

5

1

7

7

4

2

6

15

Full time

46

7

4

12

8

5

3

7

14

Part time

20

1

1

4

5

1

2

4

4

Union

34

10

4

5

1

7

1

5

17

Nonunion

39

5

3

10

8

4

3

6

10

Average wage within the following categories:3

                 

    Lowest 25 percent

23

1

1

5

6

1

2

4

5

        Lowest 10 percent

16

[4]

1

4

5

1

1

3

3

    Second 25 percent

38

4

2

9

10

3

4

6

10

    Third 25 percent

47

7

3

13

8

6

2

7

14

    Highest 25 percent

53

11

6

15

4

7

2

9

17

        Highest 10 percent

55

11

7

16

4

8

1

8

18

Establishment characteristics

                 

Goods-producing industries

47

10

3

13

10

5

1

3

16

    Construction

33

3

14

10

1

[4]

1

5

    Manufacturing

53

13

3

11

9

7

2

4

19

Service-providing industries

37

5

3

9

7

4

3

7

10

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

37

5

1

7

10

2

5

5

9

        Wholesale trade

47

9

12

9

5

1

4

14

        Retail trade

32

3

1

5

11

1

8

5

3

        Transportation and warehousing

41

10

2

5

5

3

2

5

20

        Utilities

48

2

7

18

4

21

    Information

71

23

14

18

3

13

26

29

    Financial activities

67

13

7

22

6

4

3

11

18

        Finance and insurance

74

15

9

24

4

4

3

13

20

            Credit intermediation and related activities

73

14

6

21

4

3

1

16

21

            Insurance carriers and related activities

74

14

14

25

6

3

7

11

18

        Real estate and rental and leasing

44

3

16

9

5

10

    Professional and business services

44

6

6

13

6

5

1

8

12

        Professional and technical services

57

10

7

21

9

6

6

15

        Administrative and waste services

26

2

4

5

4

2

8

6

    Education and health services

33

1

2

7

6

7

3

8

9

        Educational services

21

2

3

3

11

1

4

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20

2

2

14

2

2

        Health care and social assistance

35

1

2

8

6

6

4

9

10

    Leisure and hospitality

17

2

4

5

1

6

        Accommodation and food services

16

2

3

4

1

6

    Other services

25

11

7

3

2

3

1 to 99 workers

34

4

2

12

9

3

1

3

7

    1 to 49 workers

34

3

2

12

10

2

1

2

6

    50 to 99 workers

35

5

3

9

5

4

1

5

10

100 workers or more

45

8

4

8

5

6

4

10

15

    100 to 499 workers

42

5

3

8

7

4

5

9

13

    500 workers or more

49

11

6

8

2

8

3

11

19

Geographic areas

                 

Northeast

38

4

3

12

4

6

1

6

10

    New England

35

4

4

13

2

5

1

6

7

    Middle Atlantic

39

4

3

12

5

6

2

6

11

South

43

5

3

10

11

3

3

7

13

    South Atlantic

43

6

4

9

11

4

4

6

12

    East South Central

40

4

1

10

9

2

4

7

13

    West South Central

45

6

4

11

13

3

2

8

14

Midwest

39

8

3

9

5

4

3

7

12

    East North Central

40

8

2

10

6

5

3

6

13

    West North Central

36

7

3

8

4

2

2

8

10

West

33

5

3

9

5

4

2

4

8

    Mountain

38

5

2

14

6

3

3

3

7

    Pacific

31

5

3

7

5

4

1

4

9

1The sum of the individual components may be greater than the total because some employees may have access to more than one type of nonproduction bonus.

2Includes all other bonuses provided to employees and not published separately.

3Surveyed 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.

4Less than 0.5.


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.