Defined benefit frozen retirement plans: Selected attributes

Table 6. Defined benefit frozen retirement plans:1 Selected attributes,
State and local government workers, March 2018
(All workers participating in frozen defined benefit plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Time since plan closed to new workers or
stopped accruing benefits2
1 year 2 to 5 years Greater than
5 years
All workers
[3]
22
78
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
1
22
78
    Professional and related
1
21
78
        Teachers
1
19
80
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
1
20
80
Service
77
    Protective service
23
77
Sales and office
78
    Office and administrative support
77
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
24
76
Production, transportation, and material moving
82
Full time
[3]
21
78
Part time
1
30
69
Union
1
21
79
Nonunion
[3]
24
76
Average wage within the following categories:4
     
    Lowest 25 percent
[3]
21
79
        Lowest 10 percent
84
    Second 25 percent
74
    Third 25 percent
80
    Highest 25 percent
1
22
77
        Highest 10 percent
1
29
70
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
[3]
22
77
    Education and health services
1
21
78
        Educational services
1
21
79
            Elementary and secondary schools
1
20
79
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
22
78
        Health care and social assistance
24
76
            Hospitals
24
76
    Public administration
24
76
1 to 99 workers
1
28
71
    1 to 49 workers
1
33
65
    50 to 99 workers
76
100 workers or more
79
    100 to 499 workers
76
    500 workers or more
81
State government
21
79
Local government
1
22
77
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
3
97
    New England
98
    Middle Atlantic
3
97
South
21
79
    South Atlantic
11
89
    East South Central
59
41
    West South Central
12
88
Midwest
2
17
80
    East North Central
4
14
83
    West North Central
24
76
West
47
53
    Mountain
86
    Pacific
61
39
1Plans closed to new workers or plans that cease accruals for some or all plan participants.
2The length of time is calculated based on the year the plan was modified. For example, plans frozen
after January 2017 are included in the "1 year" column. Those frozen between 2013 and 2016 are included in
the "2 to 5 years" column and plans frozen before 2013 are included in the "Greater than 5 years" column.
3Less than 0.5.
4Surveyed 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 2018.

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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.