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Defined contribution retirement plans: Selected attributes

Table 8. Defined contribution retirement plans: Selected attributes, State and
local government workers, March 2018
(All workers participating in defined contribution plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee contribution Employee contribution
option
Required Not required Pretax Not pretax
All workers
71
29
88
12
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
73
27
89
11
    Professional and related
73
27
89
11
        Teachers
78
22
95
5
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
73
27
98
2
Service
61
39
86
14
    Protective service
60
40
Sales and office
71
29
89
11
    Office and administrative support
70
30
88
12
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
73
27
Full time
71
29
88
12
Part time
67
33
Union
67
33
85
15
Nonunion
73
27
90
10
Average wage within the following categories:1
       
    Lowest 25 percent
66
34
88
12
        Lowest 10 percent
65
35
82
18
    Second 25 percent
71
29
87
13
    Third 25 percent
66
34
85
15
    Highest 25 percent
79
21
93
7
        Highest 10 percent
81
19
92
8
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
71
29
89
11
    Education and health services
73
27
88
12
        Educational services
74
26
91
9
            Elementary and secondary schools
71
29
92
8
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
76
24
90
10
        Health care and social assistance
70
30
82
18
            Hospitals
74
26
    Public administration
67
33
90
10
1 to 99 workers
68
32
    1 to 49 workers
74
26
    50 to 99 workers
62
38
100 workers or more
71
29
88
12
    100 to 499 workers
59
41
87
13
    500 workers or more
75
25
89
11
State government
71
29
85
15
Local government
71
29
90
10
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
63
37
75
25
South
82
18
88
12
    South Atlantic
79
21
91
9
    East South Central
93
7
86
14
    West South Central
78
22
81
19
Midwest
56
44
85
15
    East North Central
47
53
82
18
    West North Central
80
20
92
8
West
71
29
    Mountain
100
    Pacific
66
34
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 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.