The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of compensation cost trends, the incidence of benefits, and detailed benefit provisions for private industry, state and local government, and the total of these two sectors, civilian workers. Agricultural and household workers, federal government employees, the military, and the self-employed are excluded. This bulletin presents estimates of the detailed provisions of employer-provided health and retirement plans in private industry in 2015. Estimates presented are on employee benefits by various employee and employer characteristics.

For more information on these data and recent and historical NCS benefits data, call the information line at (202) 691–6199, use the contact EBS link to send email, or visit the benefits home page at www.bls.gov/ebs. Information is made available to sensory-impaired individuals upon request (Voice phone: (202) 691–5200; Federal Relay Service: 1 (800) 877–8339). Data requests also may be sent to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Compensation Data Analysis and Planning, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Room 4175, Washington, DC 20212. Material in this publication is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission.

U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) field economists collected and reviewed the survey data. The Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, in cooperation with the Office of Field Operations and the Office of Technology and Survey Processing (all in the BLS National Office), designed the survey, processed the data, and prepared the survey for publication. The survey could not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many private businesses and state and local government agencies and jurisdictions that provided benefits data included in this bulletin. BLS thanks these respondents for their cooperation.


Last Modified Date: April 21, 2016