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Table 11. Defined benefit plans: Availability of selected benefit features, private industry workers, 2017
(In percent)
Characteristics Lump-sum payment at normal retirement Disability retirement benefits Joint-and-survivor annuity Preretirement survivor benefits
Traditional Non- traditional Traditional Non- traditional Traditional Non- traditional Traditional Non- traditional

Worker characteristics

All workers

36 90 83 26 100 100 98 86

Management, professional, and related

50 86 85 22 100 100 100 84

Management, business, and financial

44 91 82 29 100 100 100 88

Professional and related

54 83 86 - 100 100 100 81

Service

- - 65 - 100 100 100 72

Sales and office

47 99 61 33 100 100 100 95

Sales and related

- 100 - - - 100 - 88

Office and administrative support

46 99 62 33 100 100 100 97

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

34 100 86 - 100 100 97 97

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

29 - 89 - 100 - 100 -

Installation, maintenance, and repair

42 100 81 - 100 100 93 98

Production, transportation, and material moving

23 99 95 56 100 100 95 90

Production

33 99 92 - 100 100 100 83

Transportation and material moving

- 99 97 - 100 100 92 97

Full time

36 91 83 28 100 100 98 88

Part time

32 - 77 - 100 - 100 -

Union

28 98 83 35 100 100 97 98

Nonunion

46 88 82 25 100 100 100 85

Average wage within the following categories(1):

Lowest 25 percent

49 100 81 25 100 100 100 98

Second 25 percent

36 100 72 30 100 100 100 98

Third 25 percent

31 84 79 - 100 100 99 80

Highest 25 percent

37 89 89 27 100 100 97 86

Highest 10 percent

50 86 91 32 100 100 100 84

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

42 - 90 - 100 - 100 -

Construction

28 - 91 - 100 - 100 -

Manufacturing

44 - 90 - 100 - 100 -

Service-providing industries

33 89 79 23 100 100 97 86

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27 99 80 - 100 100 93 99

Transportation and warehousing

- - 96 - 100 - 88 -

Utilities

- 95 66 - 100 100 100 94

Financial activities

31 100 86 37 100 100 100 92

Finance and insurance

29 100 83 38 100 100 100 95

Credit intermediation and related activities

- 100 - 54 100 100 100 97

Insurance carriers and related activities

28 100 85 - 100 100 100 90

Professional and business services

- - 93 - 100 - 100 -

Education and health services

60 - 83 - 100 100 100 -

Educational services

- - 91 - 100 - 100 -

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

- - 83 - 100 - 100 -

Health care and social assistance

74 - 80 - 100 100 100 -

1 to 99 workers

29 - 66 - 100 100 100 -

1 to 49 workers

30 - 66 - 100 100 100 -

50 to 99 workers

- - 64 - 100 - 100 -

100 workers or more

37 97 87 25 100 100 98 93

100 to 499 workers

33 100 87 40 100 100 100 100

500 workers or more

40 96 87 17 100 100 96 89

Geographic areas

Northeast

- - - - 100 100 93 68

New England

- - - - 100 100 100 -

Middle Atlantic

- 91 - - 100 100 91 86

South

39 100 80 24 100 100 100 95

South Atlantic

37 100 71 - 100 100 100 93

East South Central

- - 89 - 100 - 100 -

West South Central

- - 91 - 100 - 100 -

Midwest

33 100 79 22 100 100 100 97

East North Central

- 100 84 - 100 100 100 100

West North Central

55 100 65 - 100 100 100 86

West

33 98 76 - 100 100 100 100

Mountain

- 100 - - 100 100 100 100

Pacific

46 98 83 - 100 100 100 100

Footnotes:
(1) Surveyed 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 data from the National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation - March 2017."

Note: Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data do 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: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

 

Last Modified Date: May 15, 2018