Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Defined benefit
retirement survivor
benefits

Health care benefits

Same sex

Opposite
sex

Same sex

Opposite
sex

All workers

10

10

37

32

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

16

17

53

45

    Management, business, and financial

20

21

59

51

    Professional and related

14

14

50

42

Service

4

4

20

17

    Protective service

5

5

25

20

Sales and office

10

11

40

35

    Sales and related

5

6

35

31

    Office and administrative support

13

14

42

38

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

10

10

28

24

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

7

8

17

18

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

13

12

36

28

Production, transportation, and material moving

10

9

32

28

    Production

8

7

30

28

    Transportation and material moving

11

11

34

28

Full time

12

12

44

38

Part time

5

5

17

15

Union

31

28

54

41

Nonunion

8

9

35

31

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

3

4

17

15

        Lowest 10 percent

2

2

9

7

    Second 25 percent

8

8

35

32

    Third 25 percent

12

11

44

38

    Highest 25 percent

21

21

57

47

        Highest 10 percent

22

22

66

56

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

9

9

33

30

    Construction

6

8

19

20

    Manufacturing

9

8

39

34

Service-providing industries

11

11

37

32

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

9

9

39

34

        Wholesale trade

6

6

33

28

        Retail trade

7

7

37

33

        Transportation and warehousing

19

18

53

42

        Utilities

39

37

69

62

    Information

36

33

78

50

    Financial activities

29

29

60

56

        Finance and insurance

37

36

70

65

            Credit intermediation and related activities

37

38

69

66

            Insurance carriers and related activities

32

30

66

59

        Real estate and rental and leasing

4

5

26

24

    Professional and business services

9

10

38

34

        Professional and technical services

10

12

51

47

        Administrative and waste services

4

4

21

20

    Education and health services

11

11

38

33

        Educational services

10

10

48

39

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

14

14

64

49

        Health care and social assistance

11

11

36

31

    Leisure and hospitality

2

2

19

14

        Accommodation and food services

2

2

19

14

    Other services

5

5

19

17

1 to 99 workers

5

5

23

22

    1 to 49 workers

4

5

20

19

    50 to 99 workers

6

6

31

30

100 workers or more

17

17

53

44

    100 to 499 workers

13

13

47

43

    500 workers or more

23

22

61

46

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

14

14

41

35

    New England

10

11

44

37

    Middle Atlantic

15

15

40

34

South

9

10

30

27

    South Atlantic

11

10

33

28

    East South Central

6

6

29

25

    West South Central

9

10

27

26

Midwest

8

7

29

23

    East North Central

6

6

27

20

    West North Central

10

10

32

29

West

12

12

51

47

    Mountain

9

9

40

36

    Pacific

13

13

56

53

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 wage data for March 2015.


Note: 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.