Quality of life benefits: Access

Table 40. Quality of life benefits: Access, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Childcare1

Flexible
workplace

Subsidized
commuting

Wellness
programs

Employee
assistance
programs

All workers

9

5

5

32

46

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

17

13

11

49

64

    Management, business, and financial

17

19

13

51

66

    Professional and related

17

10

10

47

62

Service

8

[2]

2

17

28

    Protective service

4

3

17

27

Sales and office

6

5

5

36

51

    Sales and related

3

3

3

35

53

    Office and administrative support

9

7

7

36

50

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

3

1

3

23

32

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

1

[2]

3

15

24

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

5

2

4

30

41

Production, transportation, and material moving

4

1

2

27

43

    Production

6

2

3

30

43

    Transportation and material moving

3

1

2

24

42

Full time

10

6

7

36

51

Part time

6

2

2

21

32

Union

14

1

6

42

68

Nonunion

8

5

5

31

44

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

4

[2]

1

17

27

        Lowest 10 percent

5

1

11

20

    Second 25 percent

7

2

4

31

46

    Third 25 percent

9

6

6

36

50

    Highest 25 percent

16

13

11

49

65

        Highest 10 percent

18

17

14

52

69

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

7

4

3

32

45

    Construction

[2]

2

3

13

21

    Manufacturing

9

6

3

40

54

Service-providing industries

9

5

6

32

46

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

3

2

2

35

54

        Wholesale trade

6

4

3

22

40

        Retail trade

1

1

1

38

55

        Transportation and warehousing

3

3

33

62

        Utilities

14

9

73

83

    Information

14

8

13

59

74

    Financial activities

22

15

19

52

63

        Finance and insurance

27

18

23

60

73

            Credit intermediation and related activities

29

15

21

57

71

            Insurance carriers and related activities

21

21

24

63

75

        Real estate and rental and leasing

5

21

29

    Professional and business services

8

12

7

25

38

        Professional and technical services

8

19

12

29

46

        Administrative and waste services

4

4

11

21

    Education and health services

15

3

7

42

53

        Educational services

15

6

13

40

48

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

22

8

21

66

77

        Health care and social assistance

15

2

6

42

54

    Leisure and hospitality

8

1

2

11

23

        Accommodation and food services

7

2

11

23

    Other services

7

1

3

15

25

1 to 99 workers

4

3

3

16

26

    1 to 49 workers

3

4

3

14

22

    50 to 99 workers

5

3

3

21

38

100 workers or more

15

7

8

51

69

    100 to 499 workers

7

4

5

41

58

    500 workers or more

26

11

13

66

83

Geographic areas

         

New England

9

7

9

33

44

Middle Atlantic

9

7

7

33

45

East North Central

11

5

4

38

48

West North Central

8

5

4

34

45

South Atlantic

8

4

4

31

48

East South Central

4

3

35

49

West South Central

9

4

3

31

45

Mountain

7

4

6

26

43

Pacific

9

5

9

30

44

1A workplace program that provides for either the full or
partial cost of caring for an employee's children in a nursery,
day care center, or a baby sitter in facilities either on or off the
employer's premises.

3The categories are based on the average wage for each
occupation surveyed, which may include workers with earnings
both above and below the threshold. The average wages are
based on the estimates published in the "National
Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United
States, 2010." See Technical Note for more details.

2Less than 0.5 percent.


NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did
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/glossary20102011.htm.