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Retirement benefit combinations: Access

Table 3. Retirement benefit combinations: Access, State and local
government workers, March 2017
(All workers = 100 percent)
Characteristics Defined
benefit and
defined
contribution
Defined
benefit only
Defined
contribution
only
All workers
31
55
5
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
34
54
5
    Professional and related
34
55
5
        Teachers
35
57
3
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
32
67
Service
25
53
6
    Protective service
31
58
3
Sales and office
31
54
6
    Office and administrative support
32
55
5
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
31
59
8
Production, transportation, and material moving
23
64
4
Full time
35
59
5
Part time
11
29
5
Union
32
63
3
Nonunion
31
48
8
Average wage within the following categories:1
     
    Lowest 25 percent
23
48
7
        Lowest 10 percent
16
42
9
    Second 25 percent
33
55
6
    Third 25 percent
33
60
5
    Highest 25 percent
37
55
4
        Highest 10 percent
40
51
5
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
31
54
5
    Education and health services
33
55
5
        Educational services
32
57
3
            Elementary and secondary schools
27
65
1
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
50
33
9
        Health care and social assistance
35
38
20
            Hospitals
35
34
25
    Public administration
32
55
4
1 to 99 workers
23
60
5
    1 to 49 workers
20
60
5
    50 to 99 workers
25
59
5
100 workers or more
34
53
6
    100 to 499 workers
27
60
4
    500 workers or more
37
49
7
State government
43
47
5
Local government
27
57
5
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
26
61
4
    New England
70
8
    Middle Atlantic
32
58
3
South
37
52
5
    South Atlantic
53
35
4
    East South Central
34
55
5
    West South Central
14
76
7
Midwest
34
48
7
    East North Central
41
41
6
    West North Central
22
62
8
West
24
60
5
    Mountain
25
53
9
    Pacific
24
63
4
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 2017.

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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.