Quality of life benefits: Access

Table 40. Quality of life benefits: Access, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Childcare1

Flexible
workplace

Subsidized
commuting

Wellness
programs

Employee
assistance
programs

All workers

13

4

11

52

74

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

14

4

9

54

75

    Professional and related

13

4

8

53

74

        Teachers

11

3

5

51

71

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

8

1

3

49

71

Service

11

5

10

50

73

    Protective service

12

4

13

55

80

Sales and office

15

4

15

50

73

    Office and administrative support

16

5

16

51

74

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

11

2

12

54

74

Production, transportation, and material moving

6

12

42

68

Full time

14

5

11

55

78

Part time

8

2

7

38

54

Union

16

2

13

56

83

Nonunion

11

6

8

49

66

Average wage within the following categories:2

         

    Lowest 25 percent

9

4

5

43

61

        Lowest 10 percent

8

4

38

53

    Second 25 percent

16

6

14

52

78

    Third 25 percent

15

4

14

57

79

    Highest 25 percent

12

3

11

56

79

        Highest 10 percent

15

4

11

56

81

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

13

4

11

52

74

    Education and health services

13

4

7

52

74

        Educational services

12

3

6

50

72

            Elementary and secondary schools

8

1

2

46

70

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

26

65

77

        Healthcare and social assistance

17

15

61

84

            Hospitals

20

68

87

    Public administration

17

5

17

54

77

1 to 99 workers

7

5

4

34

49

    1 to 49 workers

6

6

5

31

39

    50 to 99 workers

2

38

63

100 workers or more

14

4

12

55

78

    100 to 499 workers

9

1

7

40

56

    500 workers or more

15

5

13

59

85

State government

28

21

70

86

Local government

8

2

7

46

70

Geographic areas

         

New England

4

35

75

Middle Atlantic

19

5

43

81

East North Central

9

1

14

48

66

West North Central

46

68

South Atlantic

10

5

60

83

East South Central

3

42

47

West South Central

7

2

5

49

64

Mountain

18

21

62

88

Pacific

13

4

26

66

83

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.


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.

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.