The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of compensation cost trends and the coverage, costs, and provisions of employer-sponsored benefits in the United States. This bulletin presents 2019 estimates of the detailed benefit provisions of retirement plans in private industry by worker and establishment characteristics.
Estimates are also accessible in an Excel format and through the database. Estimates for prior years and other benefits publications are available from the National Compensation Survey – Benefits homepage.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) staff designed the survey, collected and reviewed the survey data, and prepared survey estimates for publication. The survey could not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many private establishments that provided benefits data. BLS thanks these respondents for their cooperation. The benefits website also publishes information for respondents. For information about the survey design, concepts, and product calculations see the Handbook of Methods: National Compensation Measures.
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Last Modified Date: April 16, 2020