Standard Errors
Nonproduction bonuses: Access

Table 43. Standard errors for nonproduction bonuses: Access, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

All
nonproduction
bonuses

Employee
recognition
bonus

End-of-year
bonus

Holiday
bonus

Payment in
lieu of
benefits
bonus

Longevity
bonus

Referral
bonus

Other
bonus1

All workers

1.3

0.4

0.2

0.3

0.8

0.5

0.2

0.9

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1.4

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.9

0.6

0.1

1.1

    Professional and related

1.4

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.9

0.6

0.1

1.0

        Teachers

1.5

0.4

1.2

0.6

1.1

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

1.9

0.5

1.4

0.8

1.4

Service

2.0

0.9

0.6

0.7

1.3

1.1

1.4

    Protective service

2.8

1.7

1.2

2.0

1.6

2.8

Sales and office

1.7

0.6

0.6

0.8

1.4

0.8

0.1

1.2

    Office and administrative support

1.9

0.7

0.7

0.6

1.5

0.8

0.1

1.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.8

1.2

1.1

1.5

1.4

1.5

Production, transportation, and material moving

3.6

0.7

2.4

1.2

1.5

Full time

1.5

0.4

0.2

0.4

0.9

0.6

0.2

1.1

Part time

0.9

0.2

0.7

0.5

0.6

Union

1.6

0.5

1.4

0.6

1.0

Nonunion

1.8

0.5

0.4

0.5

0.6

0.8

0.4

1.4

Average wage within the following categories:2

               

    Lowest 25 percent

1.8

0.2

0.4

0.8

0.8

0.7

0.1

1.2

        Lowest 10 percent

3.1

1.4

0.8

1.0

1.2

    Second 25 percent

1.9

0.9

0.5

0.4

1.3

1.0

1.5

    Third 25 percent

2.0

0.7

0.2

0.4

1.4

0.8

0.2

1.4

    Highest 25 percent

1.4

0.3

0.1

1.2

0.5

0.2

1.0

        Highest 10 percent

1.9

0.5

1.5

0.7

1.4

Establishment characteristics

               

Service-providing industries

1.3

0.4

0.2

0.3

0.9

0.5

0.2

0.9

    Education and health services

1.4

0.3

0.2

0.3

1.0

0.5

0.1

0.9

        Educational services

1.4

0.3

1.0

0.6

0.9

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.6

0.3

1.2

0.7

1.1

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2.7

0.7

1.3

1.3

1.9

        Healthcare and social assistance

4.7

1.3

1.5

1.6

2.2

0.9

1.1

2.3

            Hospitals

6.0

1.1

2.6

3.0

0.7

1.7

2.7

    Public administration

2.3

1.0

0.5

0.7

1.8

1.3

2.1

1 to 99 workers

3.3

1.4

1.8

1.6

2.1

1.5

    1 to 49 workers

4.1

1.7

2.5

1.8

2.8

2.1

    50 to 99 workers

5.5

2.1

3.8

2.2

2.4

100 workers or more

1.3

0.4

0.1

0.2

0.9

0.5

0.2

1.0

    100 to 499 workers

2.6

0.2

0.6

0.8

1.5

1.0

0.3

1.6

    500 workers or more

1.3

0.5

0.2

0.9

0.5

0.3

1.1

State government

3.3

1.2

2.3

1.6

0.7

2.8

Local government

1.4

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.8

0.5

0.1

0.8

Geographic areas

               

New England

4.5

2.4

3.0

5.4

Middle Atlantic

3.1

1.5

0.9

1.4

East North Central

3.2

0.5

2.6

1.5

1.4

West North Central

3.8

2.1

1.9

South Atlantic

2.7

1.4

0.7

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.0

3.4

West South Central

3.2

0.8

1.5

0.9

2.4

Mountain

5.0

Pacific

3.1

1.3

3.8

0.5

1.2

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


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.