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Employee Benefits Survey
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Table 20. Savings and thrift plans: Methods of retirement benefits distribution, private industry workers, 2017
(All workers participating in savings and thrift plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Lump sum(1) Annuity(1) Installments(1) Other(1)(2) Not determinable(1)

Worker characteristics

All workers

86 12 38 4 13

Management, professional, and related

83 18 35 3 16

Management, business, and financial

86 12 33 4 13

Professional and related

81 23 36 - 18

Service

90 10 34 - 9

Protective service

98 - - - 1

Sales and office

88 8 39 7 11

Sales and related

91 7 34 11 8

Office and administrative support

87 9 42 5 12

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

84 11 40 - 16

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

83 - 31 - 17

Installation, maintenance, and repair

84 13 44 - 15

Production, transportation, and material moving

88 6 43 2 12

Production

81 6 37 - 19

Transportation and material moving

- - 51 - -

Full time

85 12 38 3 14

Part time

93 11 40 - 7

Union

88 16 48 - 12

Nonunion

86 12 37 4 13

Average wage within the following categories(3):

Lowest 25 percent

93 - 38 - 7

Lowest 10 percent

- - 37 - -

Second 25 percent

88 8 34 4 12

Third 25 percent

85 12 40 3 14

Highest 25 percent

84 17 39 4 16

Highest 10 percent

84 19 39 4 15

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

82 9 40 - 18

Construction

92 - 28 - 8

Service-providing industries

87 13 37 5 12

Trade, transportation, and utilities

92 6 38 - 8

Wholesale trade

93 - 41 - 7

Retail trade

93 - 29 - 7

Transportation and warehousing

93 - 54 - 7

Information

93 - 39 - 7

Financial activities

89 14 42 15 8

Finance and insurance

90 15 43 16 8

Credit intermediation and related activities

91 16 48 - 8

Insurance carriers and related activities

88 15 39 - 10

Professional and business services

84 - 37 - 16

Education and health services

81 26 32 - 18

Educational services

78 46 44 - 18

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

79 59 56 - 15

Health care and social assistance

81 24 31 - 18

1 to 99 workers

80 7 30 3 19

1 to 49 workers

81 8 27 2 19

100 workers or more

90 15 43 5 10

100 to 499 workers

90 14 39 5 10

500 workers or more

89 16 48 4 10

Geographic areas

Northeast

92 14 45 - 7

New England

96 - 41 - 2

Middle Atlantic

91 13 46 - 8

South

86 11 38 5 14

South Atlantic

83 - 36 7 17

East South Central

89 - 31 - 11

West South Central

91 8 45 - 9

Midwest

83 8 35 - 16

East North Central

83 8 30 - 16

West North Central

83 9 49 - 17

West

85 16 35 - 14

Pacific

88 19 34 - 11

Footnotes:
(1) Sum of individual items may be greater than total because multiple methods of distribution are available to some employees.
(2) Includes methods of distribution not calculated separately (e.g., employer stock).
(3) 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: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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