Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Defined benefit
retirement survivor
benefits

Healthcare benefits

Same sex

Opposite
sex

Same sex

Opposite
sex

All workers

49

48

33

28

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

53

51

34

29

    Professional and related

53

51

34

28

        Teachers

52

50

31

25

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

56

54

30

25

Service

41

40

29

23

    Protective service

43

42

34

25

Sales and office

51

50

37

31

    Office and administrative support

52

52

37

32

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

46

46

32

26

Production, transportation, and material moving

39

40

29

27

Full time

55

53

37

31

Part time

20

20

13

12

Union

53

50

53

44

Nonunion

46

47

16

14

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

36

37

14

12

        Lowest 10 percent

30

31

7

7

    Second 25 percent

51

50

34

28

    Third 25 percent

52

51

38

32

    Highest 25 percent

58

55

47

38

        Highest 10 percent

60

54

56

47

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

49

48

33

28

    Education and health services

51

50

32

26

        Educational services

53

51

32

26

            Elementary and secondary schools

53

51

28

24

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

53

51

44

34

        Healthcare and social assistance

39

40

30

28

            Hospitals

37

40

31

31

    Public administration

48

47

37

31

1 to 99 workers

33

33

17

15

    1 to 49 workers

26

27

11

9

    50 to 99 workers

44

43

25

23

100 workers or more

51

50

36

30

    100 to 499 workers

41

41

24

20

    500 workers or more

55

53

39

33

State government

58

57

43

33

Local government

46

45

30

26

Geographic areas

       

New England

33

27

35

28

Middle Atlantic

59

53

55

48

East North Central

23

South Atlantic

44

45

11

6

East South Central

69

70

2

West South Central

53

55

11

11

Mountain

61

60

49

34

Pacific

82

80

84

81

1The percentage of workers with access to the
benefit reflects both the availability of the benefit and
the employer’s policy on providing the benefit to
unmarried domestic partners. For more information, see
the Unmarried Domestic Partners Benefit Fact Sheet
at:www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs_domestic2012.pdf.


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&nb sp;details.