Defined contribution retirement plans: Selected attributes

Table 8. Defined contribution retirement plans: Selected attributes, State and
local government workers, March 2016
(All workers participating in defined contribution plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee contribution Employee contribution
option
Required Not required Pretax Not pretax
All workers
61
39
83
17
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
62
38
83
17
    Professional and related
63
37
82
18
        Teachers
61
39
82
18
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
50
50
Service
62
38
82
18
    Protective service
72
28
Sales and office
60
40
89
11
    Office and administrative support
60
40
88
12
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
62
38
74
26
Production, transportation, and material moving
54
46
Full time
61
39
83
17
Part time
65
35
Union
58
42
80
20
Nonunion
63
37
85
15
Average wage within the following categories:1
       
    Lowest 25 percent
59
41
84
16
        Lowest 10 percent
57
43
    Second 25 percent
62
38
83
17
    Third 25 percent
56
44
78
22
    Highest 25 percent
68
32
87
13
        Highest 10 percent
75
25
89
11
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
61
39
84
16
    Education and health services
62
38
79
21
        Educational services
62
38
80
20
            Elementary and secondary schools
52
48
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
72
28
81
19
        Health care and social assistance
61
39
79
21
            Hospitals
65
35
77
23
    Public administration
61
39
88
12
1 to 99 workers
56
44
    50 to 99 workers
37
63
100 workers or more
62
38
82
18
    100 to 499 workers
60
40
89
11
    500 workers or more
63
37
80
20
State government
66
34
84
16
Local government
59
41
83
17
Geographic areas
       
South
69
31
81
19
    South Atlantic
67
33
    East South Central
60
40
Midwest
59
41
83
17
    East North Central
48
52
81
19
West
45
55
    Mountain
46
54
    Pacific
44
56
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: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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.