Standard Errors
Quality of life benefits: Access

Table 40. Standard errors for quality of life benefits: Access, private industry workers,
March 2018
Characteristics Childcare1 Flexible
workplace
Subsidized
commuting
Wellness
programs
Employee
assistance
programs
All workers
0.6
0.4
0.3
0.8
0.7
Worker characteristics
         
Management, professional, and related
1.2
1.0
0.9
1.6
1.4
    Management, business, and financial
1.7
1.8
1.1
2.5
1.9
    Professional and related
1.3
1.1
1.1
1.7
1.6
Service
0.8
0.4
0.9
1.2
1.7
    Protective service
2.9
1.0
4.3
5.9
Sales and office
0.7
0.4
0.4
1.1
1.1
    Sales and related
1.0
0.7
0.5
1.3
1.4
    Office and administrative support
0.7
0.6
0.5
1.3
1.5
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
0.7
0.2
0.5
1.5
1.6
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
0.9
0.4
0.5
1.9
2.1
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
1.0
0.4
0.8
2.0
2.3
Production, transportation, and material moving
0.6
0.5
0.3
1.6
2.1
    Production
1.1
0.7
0.3
2.2
2.4
    Transportation and material moving
0.7
0.6
0.6
2.4
2.9
Full time
0.7
0.4
0.4
0.8
0.8
Part time
0.5
0.3
0.5
1.0
1.5
Union
2.1
0.6
1.4
2.0
2.0
Nonunion
0.6
0.4
0.3
0.8
0.8
Average wage within the following categories:2
         
    Lowest 25 percent
0.5
0.3
0.6
1.0
1.2
        Lowest 10 percent
0.7
1.9
2.3
    Second 25 percent
0.5
0.4
0.5
1.0
1.4
    Third 25 percent
0.8
0.7
0.6
1.3
1.2
    Highest 25 percent
1.3
1.1
0.8
1.6
1.4
        Highest 10 percent
2.0
1.8
1.5
2.3
2.3
Establishment characteristics
         
Goods-producing industries
1.0
0.8
0.5
1.4
1.5
    Construction
1.0
0.5
0.9
2.5
2.3
    Manufacturing
1.3
1.2
0.6
1.4
1.8
Service-providing industries
0.7
0.4
0.4
0.8
0.8
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
0.6
0.4
0.4
1.0
1.2
        Wholesale trade
1.8
1.6
0.8
2.0
2.7
        Retail trade
0.4
0.3
0.5
1.5
1.4
        Transportation and warehousing
1.2
1.4
4.2
4.3
        Utilities
2.4
2.4
4.8
5.8
    Information
3.9
2.3
2.9
2.6
3.0
    Financial activities
1.1
1.0
1.0
1.7
2.0
        Finance and insurance
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
            Credit intermediation and related activities
2.3
1.4
1.1
1.8
1.7
            Insurance carriers and related activities
1.6
2.5
2.6
2.0
1.9
        Real estate and rental and leasing
1.7
1.7
3.0
3.9
    Professional and business services
2.0
1.5
1.1
2.8
2.3
        Professional and technical services
3.6
3.3
2.3
3.9
3.8
        Administrative and waste services
1.1
1.1
1.7
2.5
2.8
    Education and health services
1.7
0.8
1.1
2.0
1.9
        Educational services
2.4
2.6
2.1
2.2
2.9
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
2.2
1.8
2.2
1.8
2.5
        Health care and social assistance
1.8
0.7
1.2
2.2
2.2
    Leisure and hospitality
1.5
0.1
1.2
1.7
2.0
        Accommodation and food services
1.6
1.2
2.4
2.7
    Other services
0.8
1.5
1.0
2.5
3.3
1 to 99 workers
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.9
1.0
    1 to 49 workers
0.4
0.5
0.4
1.0
1.2
    50 to 99 workers
1.3
1.0
1.0
1.9
2.0
100 workers or more
1.0
0.6
0.7
1.1
1.0
    100 to 499 workers
0.8
0.6
0.7
1.3
1.2
    500 workers or more
2.0
1.2
1.3
1.7
1.6
Geographic areas
         
Northeast
1.4
0.9
0.6
1.5
1.5
    New England
2.6
2.5
1.7
3.2
2.9
    Middle Atlantic
1.7
0.9
0.5
1.5
1.6
South
1.1
0.5
0.5
1.7
1.4
    South Atlantic
1.7
0.6
0.5
1.6
1.2
    East South Central
1.4
0.9
5.8
6.6
    West South Central
1.4
1.0
1.2
3.6
2.4
Midwest
0.7
0.9
0.7
1.4
1.3
    East North Central
0.9
1.1
0.9
1.7
1.5
    West North Central
1.0
1.1
1.1
2.4
2.4
West
1.2
0.6
1.0
1.0
1.7
    Mountain
2.9
0.5
1.6
1.6
2.9
    Pacific
1.2
0.8
1.2
1.2
2.0
1A workplace program that provides for either the full or partial cost of caring for an employee's children in a nursery, day care
center, or a baby sitter in facilities either on or off the employer's premises.
2Surveyed 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: 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.