Retirement benefit combinations: Access

Table 3. Retirement benefit combinations: Access, State and local
government workers, March 2016
(All workers = 100 percent)
Characteristics Defined
benefit and
defined
contribution
Defined
benefit only
Defined
contribution
only
All workers
27
57
6
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
29
58
5
    Professional and related
28
59
5
        Teachers
28
60
3
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
27
71
Service
23
56
7
    Protective service
27
58
6
Sales and office
29
56
6
    Office and administrative support
29
57
6
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
29
62
6
Production, transportation, and material moving
19
60
7
Full time
31
62
6
Part time
7
30
3
Union
31
64
2
Nonunion
24
51
9
Average wage within the following categories:1
     
    Lowest 25 percent
20
49
7
        Lowest 10 percent
14
43
6
    Second 25 percent
27
60
6
    Third 25 percent
30
59
6
    Highest 25 percent
32
62
4
        Highest 10 percent
36
55
6
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
27
57
6
    Education and health services
27
59
5
        Educational services
26
62
3
            Elementary and secondary schools
23
69
1
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
38
40
11
        Health care and social assistance
33
36
22
            Hospitals
32
37
25
    Public administration
30
57
4
1 to 99 workers
19
51
10
    1 to 49 workers
14
48
11
    50 to 99 workers
26
56
8
100 workers or more
29
58
5
    100 to 499 workers
24
58
7
    500 workers or more
30
58
4
State government
37
50
7
Local government
24
60
5
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
25
61
4
    New England
8
73
    Middle Atlantic
32
57
4
South
31
55
5
    South Atlantic
47
40
3
    East South Central
68
    West South Central
11
72
9
Midwest
32
47
8
    East North Central
39
41
6
    West North Central
58
West
17
69
5
    Mountain
18
64
6
    Pacific
71
5
1Surveyed 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: 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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.