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Employee Benefits Survey
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Table 16. Savings and thrift plans: Availability of selected benefit features, private industry workers, 2017
(All workers participating in savings and thrift plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Pre-tax contribution(1) Post-tax contribution(1)(2) Automatic enrollment provision(1)(3) Automatic escalation feature(1) Employee choice of investment for employee funds(1) Employee choice of investment for employer funds(1)

Worker characteristics

All workers

100 55 39 18 91 88

Management, professional, and related

100 59 40 17 89 86

Management, business, and financial

100 63 42 21 89 85

Professional and related

100 56 39 15 90 87

Service

100 51 20 - 95 93

Protective service

100 91 - - 100 100

Sales and office

100 53 40 23 95 90

Sales and related

100 47 28 21 98 94

Office and administrative support

100 56 46 24 93 88

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100 48 38 13 88 87

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

100 42 22 - 85 85

Installation, maintenance, and repair

100 51 46 17 90 88

Production, transportation, and material moving

100 52 46 18 89 87

Production

100 53 44 19 86 82

Transportation and material moving

100 51 47 18 93 93

Full time

100 55 40 18 91 88

Part time

100 53 32 21 96 93

Union

100 55 47 11 86 85

Nonunion

100 55 38 18 92 88

Average wage within the following categories(4):

Lowest 25 percent

100 47 26 16 92 90

Lowest 10 percent

100 39 19 - 94 89

Second 25 percent

100 46 33 14 95 91

Third 25 percent

100 56 44 21 90 87

Highest 25 percent

100 62 44 19 90 87

Highest 10 percent

100 70 45 18 90 87

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

100 54 46 18 85 83

Construction

100 55 22 - 88 88

Manufacturing

100 55 51 22 83 80

Service-providing industries

100 55 37 18 93 90

Trade, transportation, and utilities

100 50 37 20 95 91

Wholesale trade

100 57 53 15 88 81

Retail trade

100 39 18 20 99 96

Transportation and warehousing

100 62 58 24 94 94

Utilities

100 84 58 38 92 92

Information

100 64 38 - 98 98

Financial activities

100 77 52 26 94 93

Finance and insurance

100 80 55 28 97 96

Credit intermediation and related activities

100 78 48 26 96 94

Insurance carriers and related activities

100 77 69 33 - 96

Professional and business services

100 65 44 21 92 88

Professional and technical services

100 - 50 - 85 -

Education and health services

100 44 27 8 91 85

Educational services

100 50 35 - 81 -

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100 49 31 - 88 83

Health care and social assistance

100 44 26 - 92 86

1 to 99 workers

100 56 38 15 91 85

1 to 49 workers

100 56 36 14 91 84

50 to 99 workers

100 55 42 18 88 88

100 workers or more

100 54 39 20 92 90

100 to 499 workers

100 44 34 17 92 90

500 workers or more

100 68 47 23 92 90

Geographic areas

Northeast

100 59 44 17 92 87

New England

100 65 54 29 98 96

Middle Atlantic

100 57 41 - 90 85

South

100 49 38 20 92 91

South Atlantic

100 45 38 18 90 88

East South Central

100 50 45 - 96 94

West South Central

100 57 35 27 95 94

Midwest

100 60 42 20 89 87

East North Central

100 61 43 19 88 86

West North Central

100 58 41 21 93 91

West

100 53 33 14 92 86

Mountain

100 59 34 - 93 89

Pacific

100 50 - - 91 85

Footnotes:
(1) The remaining workers include both workers not receiving the benefit and workers for whom the availability of the benefit could not be determined.
(2) Contributions are made after taxes have been deducted.
(3) The employer automatically enrolls employees in the plan at a specified rate of contribution (e.g., 3 percent of earnings), unless the employee opts out of the plan.
(4) 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