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Defined contribution retirement plans: Selected attributes

Table 8. Defined contribution retirement plans: Selected attributes, State and
local government workers, March 2017
(All workers participating in defined contribution plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee contribution Employee contribution
option
Required Not required Pretax Not pretax
All workers
72
28
89
11
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
74
26
90
10
    Professional and related
75
25
90
10
        Teachers
78
22
95
5
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
71
29
97
3
Service
63
37
87
13
    Protective service
59
41
Sales and office
72
28
89
11
    Office and administrative support
71
29
89
11
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
73
27
Full time
72
28
89
11
Part time
71
29
Union
68
32
87
13
Nonunion
73
27
90
10
Average wage within the following categories:1
       
    Lowest 25 percent
69
31
88
12
        Lowest 10 percent
71
29
83
17
    Second 25 percent
71
29
88
12
    Third 25 percent
68
32
88
12
    Highest 25 percent
79
21
93
7
        Highest 10 percent
82
18
93
7
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
72
28
90
10
    Education and health services
74
26
89
11
        Educational services
75
25
93
7
            Elementary and secondary schools
71
29
95
5
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
78
22
91
9
        Health care and social assistance
73
27
82
18
            Hospitals
76
24
    Public administration
66
34
91
9
1 to 99 workers
65
35
    50 to 99 workers
56
44
100 workers or more
73
27
89
11
    100 to 499 workers
58
42
87
13
    500 workers or more
78
22
90
10
State government
73
27
86
14
Local government
71
29
91
9
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
68
32
83
17
South
83
17
89
11
    South Atlantic
80
20
91
9
    East South Central
93
7
Midwest
57
43
85
15
    East North Central
46
54
82
18
West
70
30
    Mountain
74
26
    Pacific
67
33
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: 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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.