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Employee Benefits Survey
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Table 15. Defined contribution plans: Type of plan, private industry workers, 2017
(All workers participating in defined contribution plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Savings and thrift(1) Deferred profit sharing(1) Money purchase pension(1) Employee stock ownership(1) Savings incentive match plan (SIMPLE)(1)

Worker characteristics

All workers

73 22 18 4 2

Management, professional, and related

71 22 23 5 -

Management, business, and financial

76 22 19 - -

Professional and related

68 22 25 4 -

Service

70 21 24 - -

Protective service

71 - - - -

Sales and office

81 21 12 4 1

Sales and related

82 17 - 5 -

Office and administrative support

80 23 15 4 1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

64 13 19 - -

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

53 - 27 - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair

71 15 13 - -

Production, transportation, and material moving

74 26 11 - -

Production

74 25 - - -

Transportation and material moving

73 28 11 - -

Full time

73 22 18 3 2

Part time

74 19 12 8 -

Union

62 10 30 6 -

Nonunion

74 23 17 4 2

Average wage within the following categories(2):

Lowest 25 percent

76 19 - 7 -

Lowest 10 percent

67 30 - - -

Second 25 percent

76 18 17 3 2

Third 25 percent

72 27 17 2 3

Highest 25 percent

72 22 23 - -

Highest 10 percent

69 26 22 - -

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

77 19 15 - -

Construction

62 - 23 - -

Manufacturing

80 23 13 - -

Service-providing industries

72 22 19 4 2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

81 20 6 6 -

Wholesale trade

79 25 - - -

Retail trade

84 14 - 12 -

Transportation and warehousing

73 31 - - -

Utilities

90 - - - -

Information

72 - - - -

Financial activities

84 28 18 - -

Finance and insurance

85 29 20 - -

Credit intermediation and related activities

84 33 21 - -

Insurance carriers and related activities

86 19 17 - -

Professional and business services

70 22 17 - -

Professional and technical services

65 - 24 - -

Administrative and waste services

78 - - - -

Education and health services

61 25 35 - -

Educational services

41 - 72 - -

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

41 - 75 - -

Health care and social assistance

64 28 30 - -

1 to 99 workers

71 23 13 4 4

1 to 49 workers

69 22 13 4 5

50 to 99 workers

76 25 - - -

100 workers or more

75 21 21 4 -

100 to 499 workers

78 22 13 4 -

500 workers or more

72 20 30 - -

Geographic areas

Northeast

67 19 28 - -

New England

52 20 45 - -

Middle Atlantic

72 19 22 - -

South

76 20 13 4 3

South Atlantic

76 20 13 5 -

East South Central

77 - - - -

West South Central

76 20 - - -

Midwest

75 23 17 2 -

East North Central

74 24 16 - -

West North Central

78 19 21 - -

West

74 25 17 - -

Mountain

75 - - - -

Pacific

73 24 19 - -

Footnotes:
(1) Sum of individual items may be greater than total because multiple plans are available to some employees.
(2) 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