Standard Errors
Medical care benefit combinations: Access

Table 45. Standard errors for medical care benefit combinations: Access, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Medical care and retirement benefits

Medical care and life insurance benefits

Medical care benefits and defined benefit
retirement

Medical care benefits and defined contribution
retirement

Medical
care and
retirement
benefits

Medical
care and no
retirement
benefits

Retirement
benefits
and no
medical
care
benefits

No medical
care and no
retirement
benefits

Medical
care and
life
insurance
benefits

Medical
care and no
life
insurance
benefits

Life
insurance
and no
medical
care
benefits

No medical
care and no
life
insurance
benefits

Medical
care
benefits
and defined
benefit
retirement

Medical
care
benefits
and no
defined
benefit
retirement

Defined
benefit
retirement
and no
medical
care
benefits

No medical
care
benefits
and no
defined
benefit
retirement

Medical
care
benefits
and defined
contribution
retirement

Medical
care
benefits
and no
defined
contribution
retirement

Defined
contribution
retirement
and no
medical
care
benefits

No medical
care
benefits
and no
defined
contribution
retirement

All workers

0.6

0.4

0.3

0.7

0.7

0.4

0.2

0.7

0.5

0.6

0.1

0.7

0.6

0.5

0.3

0.7

Worker characteristics

                               

Management, professional, and related

0.7

0.5

0.3

0.5

0.7

0.6

0.1

0.5

0.9

1.2

0.1

0.5

1.0

0.8

0.3

0.5

    Management, business, and financial

1.1

1.0

0.4

0.7

0.9

0.6

0.2

0.8

1.3

1.4

0.2

0.8

1.2

1.1

0.4

0.8

    Professional and related

0.8

0.6

0.5

0.5

0.9

0.8

0.2

0.6

1.1

1.4

0.1

0.6

1.2

1.0

0.5

0.5

        Teachers

1.1

0.4

0.4

0.9

1.5

1.3

0.2

1.0

1.5

1.3

0.3

0.9

1.8

1.6

0.3

1.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

0.9

0.4

0.2

0.6

1.9

1.7

1.2

1.0

0.2

0.6

2.1

2.0

        Registered nurses

1.9

0.9

0.7

1.8

2.0

1.6

0.1

1.7

2.8

3.3

0.2

1.7

2.1

1.5

0.8

1.8

Service

1.1

0.9

0.8

1.5

1.2

1.0

0.5

1.5

0.8

1.2

0.1

1.4

1.1

1.3

0.8

1.5

    Protective service

3.5

0.6

2.5

3.3

3.4

1.1

2.3

3.0

3.4

2.3

0.3

3.5

2.6

2.8

2.5

3.2

Sales and office

0.8

0.5

0.5

0.7

1.1

0.9

0.1

0.8

0.6

0.9

0.2

0.7

0.9

0.6

0.5

0.7

    Sales and related

1.1

0.8

1.0

1.2

1.2

0.8

0.2

1.2

0.7

1.2

0.3

1.1

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.2

    Office and administrative support

1.0

0.6

0.5

0.9

1.3

1.2

0.2

1.0

0.8

1.2

0.2

1.0

1.1

0.8

0.4

0.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.7

1.0

0.7

1.3

1.9

1.3

0.7

1.3

1.5

1.6

[2]

1.4

1.8

1.4

0.7

1.3

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2.7

1.5

1.3

2.4

2.9

2.5

2.2

2.6

2.7

1.8

1.3

2.4

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.0

1.5

0.4

1.4

2.1

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.3

2.0

0.4

1.4

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.7

1.1

0.6

1.5

1.8

0.7

0.2

1.7

1.4

1.5

0.2

1.7

1.5

1.3

0.6

1.6

    Production

2.0

1.5

0.5

1.4

1.8

1.1

0.3

1.5

1.5

1.8

2.0

1.5

0.5

1.4

    Transportation and material moving

2.2

1.3

1.0

2.1

2.2

1.0

0.3

2.5

1.8

1.9

0.3

2.4

1.9

1.8

1.0

2.2

Full time

0.6

0.4

0.2

0.5

0.7

0.5

0.2

0.5

0.6

0.8

[2]

0.6

0.7

0.6

0.2

0.5

Part time

1.0

0.6

1.1

1.6

0.7

0.9

0.3

1.2

0.5

1.0

0.3

1.1

0.9

0.7

1.0

1.5

Union

0.6

0.3

0.4

0.4

1.3

1.1

0.1

0.5

1.1

1.2

0.2

0.5

1.4

1.3

0.3

0.5

Nonunion

0.7

0.5

0.4

0.7

0.8

0.4

0.2

0.8

0.5

0.8

0.1

0.7

0.7

0.5

0.3

0.7

Average wage within the following categories:3

                               

    Lowest 25 percent

1.0

0.8

0.7

1.4

1.1

0.9

0.3

1.3

0.6

1.1

0.2

1.2

0.9

1.0

0.7

1.4

        Lowest 10 percent

1.2

1.1

1.4

2.1

1.1

1.1

0.6

1.8

0.5

1.4

0.4

1.6

1.1

1.3

1.3

2.1

    Second 25 percent

1.0

0.7

0.5

0.8

1.1

0.8

0.2

1.0

0.7

1.0

0.1

0.9

1.1

0.8

0.5

0.8

    Third 25 percent

0.8

0.6

0.4

0.6

0.9

0.7

0.2

0.7

0.9

1.0

0.1

0.7

1.0

0.9

0.4

0.6

    Highest 25 percent

0.6

0.5

0.2

0.4

0.6

0.6

0.2

0.5

1.1

1.1

0.1

0.4

0.9

0.8

0.2

0.4

        Highest 10 percent

0.8

0.6

0.3

0.4

0.9

0.7

0.3

0.5

1.4

1.3

0.1

0.5

1.0

1.0

0.3

0.5

Establishment characteristics

                               

Goods-producing industries

1.3

1.1

0.4

0.9

1.2

0.9

0.3

1.0

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.2

0.4

0.9

Service-providing industries

0.7

0.4

0.4

0.7

0.8

0.4

0.2

0.8

0.6

0.7

0.1

0.7

0.7

0.6

0.3

0.8

    Education and health services

1.2

0.8

0.6

1.0

1.3

1.1

0.3

1.0

1.4

1.4

0.1

1.0

1.4

1.4

0.6

1.0

        Educational services

0.8

0.5

0.3

0.7

1.1

1.1

0.2

0.7

0.9

0.9

0.3

0.7

1.5

1.4

0.2

0.6

            Elementary and secondary schools

0.7

0.4

0.4

0.5

1.6

1.5

0.2

0.5

0.9

0.8

0.4

0.5

1.8

1.6

0.2

0.6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.4

0.4

0.5

1.2

1.6

0.8

0.2

1.3

2.2

2.4

0.5

1.4

2.3

2.3

0.4

1.2

        Healthcare and social assistance

2.1

1.4

1.1

1.6

2.0

1.6

0.5

1.6

1.9

1.9

0.1

1.6

2.1

1.8

1.1

1.6

            Hospitals

1.0

0.7

0.5

0.8

0.9

0.7

0.2

0.8

3.0

3.1

0.2

0.8

1.6

1.6

0.5

0.8

    Public administration

1.5

0.3

0.5

1.3

2.0

1.6

0.2

1.4

1.7

0.8

0.4

1.3

2.4

2.5

0.3

1.4

1 to 99 workers

0.9

0.6

0.5

1.0

1.0

0.6

0.2

1.0

0.5

1.0

0.1

1.0

0.9

0.7

0.5

1.0

    1 to 49 workers

1.0

0.8

0.6

1.1

1.1

0.8

0.2

1.1

0.6

1.1

0.1

1.1

1.0

0.9

0.6

1.1

    50 to 99 workers

2.2

1.3

1.1

1.9

2.1

1.3

0.5

2.1

1.3

2.2

0.4

1.9

2.2

1.4

1.0

1.9

100 workers or more

0.6

0.5

0.4

0.5

0.7

0.6

0.2

0.6

0.8

0.9

0.1

0.6

0.8

0.7

0.4

0.5

    100 to 499 workers

1.2

0.8

0.6

0.9

1.2

0.9

0.4

1.0

1.1

1.3

0.2

1.0

1.2

1.1

0.6

0.9

    500 workers or more

0.7

0.5

0.3

0.5

0.7

0.5

0.1

0.5

1.4

1.4

0.1

0.5

1.1

1.0

0.3

0.5

Geographic areas

                               

New England

2.5

2.3

0.6

2.5

2.1

1.0

0.2

2.0

3.3

2.2

0.3

1.9

2.8

3.2

0.8

2.6

Middle Atlantic

1.9

0.6

0.9

2.4

2.5

0.8

0.5

2.6

1.5

1.2

0.1

2.0

1.8

1.7

0.9

2.5

East North Central

1.4

0.7

1.0

1.4

1.7

1.1

0.3

1.5

1.6

1.5

0.3

1.4

1.4

0.8

0.9

1.4

West North Central

1.5

1.5

1.7

2.0

1.0

1.5

0.6

1.7

1.7

2.9

0.7

1.5

1.7

2.2

1.4

2.2

South Atlantic

2.0

0.7

0.7

1.9

2.4

1.0

0.3

2.1

1.1

1.9

0.1

2.2

1.8

1.0

0.6

1.9

East South Central

1.8

0.8

0.8

1.8

2.8

1.2

2.2

3.8

3.7

2.4

0.7

2.0

West South Central

1.9

1.5

0.8

1.6

1.6

0.9

0.6

1.7

0.9

1.6

0.1

1.7

1.8

1.5

0.8

1.6

Mountain

2.9

1.5

1.2

1.9

2.2

3.0

0.4

2.5

2.3

2.8

0.3

2.3

2.9

1.7

1.1

2.1

Pacific

1.1

0.9

0.7

1.2

0.9

0.9

0.5

1.3

1.0

1.1

0.1

1.1

1.5

1.4

0.7

1.2

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal
government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

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 0.05.


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/glossary20112012.htm.