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Financial benefits: Access

Table 41. Financial benefits: Access, State and local government workers, March 2017
(All workers = 100 percent)
Characteristics Health
savings
account
Section 125 cafeteria benefits Savings
plans with
no employer
contribution3
Financial
planning
Stock options
Flexible
benefits
Dependent
care flexible
spending
account1
Healthcare
flexible
spending
account2
Performance Signing Other
All workers
35
37
62
68
63
26
[4]
1
1
Worker characteristics
                 
Management, professional, and related
37
38
64
71
65
27
1
[4]
    Professional and related
36
38
63
70
64
26
[4]
[4]
        Teachers
37
39
58
66
62
24
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
37
41
57
67
62
22
Service
31
35
58
63
58
23
1
1
    Protective service
30
35
61
67
64
28
Sales and office
36
37
64
70
63
27
1
    Office and administrative support
36
38
64
70
64
28
1
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
33
37
60
64
57
27
Production, transportation, and material moving
31
41
59
63
64
25
Full time
38
40
67
74
68
29
[4]
1
1
Part time
19
19
32
33
35
13
1
[4]
Union
30
29
61
69
64
28
[4]
1
[4]
Nonunion
39
45
63
68
61
25
[4]
1
1
Average wage within the following categories:5
                 
    Lowest 25 percent
31
38
55
59
53
22
1
1
        Lowest 10 percent
28
38
50
55
47
17
    Second 25 percent
37
35
65
71
64
29
1
1
    Third 25 percent
37
45
70
74
71
30
1
1
    Highest 25 percent
35
31
61
70
64
25
[4]
1
[4]
        Highest 10 percent
33
26
52
67
64
23
1
Establishment characteristics
                 
Service-providing industries
35
37
62
68
63
26
[4]
1
1
    Education and health services
36
39
63
70
63
25
1
[4]
        Educational services
36
39
60
67
62
24
            Elementary and secondary schools
34
40
54
63
58
21
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
45
37
77
81
73
33
        Health care and social assistance
35
39
79
85
69
34
            Hospitals
31
38
82
84
73
34
    Public administration
35
35
64
69
65
31
[4]
1
1
1 to 99 workers
32
31
51
56
50
23
    1 to 49 workers
32
30
45
50
49
23
    50 to 99 workers
31
33
57
62
52
24
100 workers or more
36
39
66
72
67
27
[4]
1
1
    100 to 499 workers
35
36
59
62
59
23
1
    500 workers or more
36
41
69
78
70
29
1
[4]
State government
45
40
83
86
82
44
1
Local government
31
36
55
63
57
21
1
1
Geographic areas
                 
Northeast
13
10
46
57
70
26
1
    New England
20
46
55
56
21
    Middle Atlantic
11
11
45
58
74
27
1
South
40
55
71
76
67
27
1
    South Atlantic
40
51
75
78
71
26
    East South Central
43
59
63
69
64
33
    West South Central
38
58
69
75
64
26
Midwest
39
32
57
66
61
25
    East North Central
38
30
55
64
61
25
    West North Central
41
36
61
69
61
25
West
40
37
66
68
52
27
1
    Mountain
37
43
69
69
58
33
    Pacific
42
34
65
68
49
24
1Formerly referred to as Dependent care reimbursement account.
2Formerly referred to as Healthcare reimbursement account.
3Savings plans established by the employer on behalf of the employee, but with no employer contribution. These are cash or deferred arrangement plans or individual retirement
accounts used to fund savings and retirement plans authorized by section 401(k), 403(b), or 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The employees’ contributions can be pre- and post-tax.
Employees may authorize a payroll deduction by the employer to fund the established plan.
4Less than 0.5.
5Surveyed 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.