Standard Errors
Retirement benefit combinations: Access

Table 3. Standard errors for retirement benefit combinations:
Access, civilian workers,1 March 2016
Characteristics Defined
benefit and
defined
contribution
Defined
benefit only
Defined
contribution
only
All workers
0.5
0.4
0.8
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
1.0
0.8
1.3
    Management, business, and financial
1.5
0.8
1.9
    Professional and related
1.1
1.0
1.3
        Teachers
1.8
2.2
1.7
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
2.0
3.0
2.3
        Registered nurses
2.2
2.2
3.3
Service
0.5
0.6
1.9
    Protective service
2.1
3.3
4.3
Sales and office
0.6
0.5
1.0
    Sales and related
0.7
0.7
1.7
    Office and administrative support
0.7
0.6
1.3
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
1.1
0.9
1.7
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
1.7
1.8
2.3
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
1.4
0.6
2.4
Production, transportation, and material moving
1.0
0.8
1.5
    Production
1.6
0.4
2.1
    Transportation and material moving
1.2
1.5
1.7
Full time
0.6
0.5
0.8
Part time
0.3
0.6
1.2
Union
1.5
1.6
1.2
Nonunion
0.5
0.3
0.9
Average wage within the following categories:2
     
    Lowest 25 percent
0.3
0.6
1.4
        Lowest 10 percent
0.2
0.5
1.9
    Second 25 percent
0.6
0.5
1.0
    Third 25 percent
0.8
0.7
1.1
    Highest 25 percent
1.3
0.7
1.2
        Highest 10 percent
1.9
1.0
1.8
Establishment characteristics
     
Goods-producing industries
1.2
0.5
1.3
Service-providing industries
0.5
0.5
0.9
    Education and health services
1.1
1.2
1.3
        Educational services
1.6
1.7
0.9
            Elementary and secondary schools
1.8
2.1
0.7
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
3.7
2.4
2.4
        Health care and social assistance
1.2
1.4
2.0
            Hospitals
2.6
2.0
2.4
    Public administration
2.6
2.6
0.9
1 to 99 workers
0.5
0.4
1.2
    1 to 49 workers
0.4
0.3
1.3
    50 to 99 workers
1.2
1.2
2.5
100 workers or more
0.8
0.7
1.0
    100 to 499 workers
1.0
0.8
1.5
    500 workers or more
1.2
1.1
1.2
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
1.1
0.8
1.7
    New England
1.8
1.5
3.4
    Middle Atlantic
1.4
0.9
1.8
South
0.9
0.8
1.3
    South Atlantic
1.2
1.1
1.3
    East South Central
3.0
2.7
3.7
    West South Central
0.9
0.8
2.9
Midwest
1.0
0.7
1.5
    East North Central
0.9
0.9
1.9
    West North Central
2.3
1.3
1.9
West
1.2
0.8
1.9
    Mountain
0.7
1.4
2.5
    Pacific
1.7
1.0
2.4
1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and
workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
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 2016.

Note: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee
Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.