Standard Errors
Nonproduction bonuses: Access

Table 43. Standard errors for nonproduction bonuses: Access, private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey,
March 2011

Characteristics

All
nonproduction
bonuses

Cash
profit-sharing
bonus

Employee
recognition
bonus

End-of-year
bonus

Holiday
bonus

Payment in
lieu of
benefits
bonus

Longevity
bonus

Referral
bonus

Other
bonus1

All workers

0.6

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.2

0.3

0.4

Worker characteristics

                 

Management, professional, and related

1.1

0.6

0.6

0.7

0.5

0.8

0.4

0.6

0.8

    Management, business, and financial

1.4

0.9

0.8

1.0

0.6

0.8

0.5

0.5

1.4

    Professional and related

1.3

0.8

0.7

0.8

0.7

1.0

0.4

0.8

0.9

Service

1.6

0.2

0.5

0.9

0.8

0.3

0.3

0.7

0.7

    Protective service

6.0

0.3

0.6

1.5

2.9

0.7

Sales and office

0.9

0.3

0.3

0.5

0.7

0.4

0.5

0.4

0.5

    Sales and related

1.3

0.4

0.4

0.6

0.8

0.4

0.8

0.4

0.6

    Office and administrative support

1.0

0.4

0.4

0.7

0.8

0.5

0.4

0.5

0.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.5

0.5

0.4

1.0

1.1

0.3

0.4

0.5

1.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2.1

0.7

0.5

1.8

1.5

0.4

0.6

0.4

1.4

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1.8

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.4

0.5

0.5

0.8

1.3

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.2

0.7

0.4

0.7

0.7

0.5

0.3

0.6

0.8

    Production

1.6

1.1

0.4

0.9

0.9

0.9

0.5

0.7

0.9

    Transportation and material moving

1.6

0.5

0.5

0.9

0.8

0.5

0.3

0.7

1.2

Full time

0.7

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.5

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.4

Part time

1.0

0.2

0.3

0.5

0.6

0.2

0.3

0.5

0.4

Union

1.7

0.5

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.9

0.3

0.4

1.5

Nonunion

0.7

0.3

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.4

Average wage within the following categories:2

                 

    Lowest 25 percent

1.1

0.2

0.3

0.7

0.6

0.2

0.3

0.5

0.5

        Lowest 10 percent

1.9

0.2

0.5

1.1

1.0

[3]

0.2

0.9

0.8

    Second 25 percent

1.1

0.4

0.4

0.6

0.7

0.4

0.6

0.5

0.5

    Third 25 percent

1.0

0.4

0.3

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.2

0.4

0.6

    Highest 25 percent

1.1

0.6

0.7

0.7

0.5

0.6

0.2

0.5

0.8

        Highest 10 percent

1.3

1.0

1.0

0.9

0.6

0.8

0.2

0.8

1.2

Establishment characteristics

                 

Goods-producing industries

1.2

0.8

0.4

0.8

0.8

0.7

0.3

0.4

0.8

    Construction

2.1

0.7

0.5

1.7

1.5

0.5

0.5

1.2

    Manufacturing

1.5

1.0

0.5

0.9

0.9

0.9

0.4

0.6

1.1

Service-providing industries

0.7

0.3

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.4

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

0.9

0.3

0.3

0.6

0.7

0.3

0.6

0.4

0.5

        Wholesale trade

2.2

0.9

0.6

1.6

1.2

0.8

[3]

0.8

1.2

        Retail trade

1.2

0.3

0.3

0.6

0.9

0.4

1.0

0.6

0.5

        Transportation and warehousing

2.9

1.2

1.4

1.2

1.6

0.8

0.7

0.8

2.1

        Utilities

5.4

1.0

2.3

3.9

1.6

3.8

    Information

2.9

0.7

2.3

1.5

1.1

1.2

1.9

2.7

    Financial activities

1.6

0.8

0.7

1.5

0.9

0.5

0.4

0.7

1.3

        Finance and insurance

1.6

1.0

0.6

1.4

0.7

0.6

0.4

0.8

1.4

            Credit intermediation and related activities

2.0

1.3

0.8

1.8

1.0

0.9

0.3

1.1

2.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

2.6

2.1

1.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.1

        Real estate and rental and leasing

4.4

2.1

2.5

3.0

1.2

1.4

2.2

    Professional and business services

1.7

1.0

0.8

1.2

1.0

0.9

0.6

1.0

1.2

        Professional and technical services

2.9

1.8

1.6

2.4

1.6

1.3

0.7

1.7

1.8

        Administrative and waste services

2.5

1.3

0.5

1.0

1.1

1.2

0.6

1.6

1.9

    Education and health services

1.8

0.4

0.6

1.1

1.0

1.3

0.5

0.8

0.9

        Educational services

2.0

1.0

0.9

1.2

0.3

0.7

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.4

0.3

[3]

0.4

1.5

0.5

0.4

        Health care and social assistance

2.1

0.5

0.7

1.3

1.2

1.5

0.6

0.9

1.0

    Leisure and hospitality

2.7

[3]

1.3

1.3

1.3

0.2

0.4

0.9

1.2

        Accommodation and food services

2.6

1.1

1.4

1.3

1.0

1.4

    Other services

2.7

0.5

1.0

2.2

1.7

1.4

1.1

1 to 99 workers

0.9

0.3

0.3

0.6

0.6

0.3

0.2

0.4

0.5

    1 to 49 workers

1.0

0.4

0.3

0.7

0.7

0.3

0.2

0.3

0.5

    50 to 99 workers

1.6

0.6

0.7

1.0

0.9

0.7

0.5

1.3

1.0

100 workers or more

0.8

0.4

0.5

0.5

0.4

0.6

0.4

0.5

0.5

    100 to 499 workers

1.1

0.5

0.4

0.5

0.6

0.5

0.5

0.6

0.7

    500 workers or more

1.7

0.7

1.0

0.9

0.6

1.1

0.5

0.9

1.1

Geographic areas

                 

New England

3.7

1.6

0.5

1.2

1.9

0.9

0.6

0.4

0.8

Middle Atlantic

1.8

0.4

0.6

1.3

1.1

1.1

0.6

0.6

0.9

East North Central

1.7

0.5

1.1

0.9

0.7

1.5

0.7

0.5

0.7

West North Central

2.7

1.2

0.7

1.1

1.1

0.6

0.5

1.5

0.9

South Atlantic

1.5

0.4

0.4

0.9

1.0

0.6

0.6

0.9

0.9

East South Central

3.3

1.1

2.2

2.4

0.9

1.6

1.2

2.6

West South Central

1.7

1.1

0.5

1.1

0.9

0.4

0.4

1.0

1.3

Mountain

1.9

0.9

1.2

1.3

2.0

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.0

Pacific

1.4

0.5

0.6

0.9

0.6

0.5

0.3

0.3

0.8

1Includes all other bonuses provided to employees and not published separately.

3Less than 0.05.

2The 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.


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.