Beyond basic benefits

June 01, 2009

Since the late 1970s, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has collected data on employee access to various employer-provided benefits beyond the basics of health insurance, retirement savings, and vacation, sick and holiday leave.

Percent of private industry workers with access to examples of 'other benefits,' March 2008
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For example, in the 1981 Employee Benefits Survey bulletin, a number of these benefits were published as "other benefits," which covered benefits as disparate as paid funeral leave, subsidized meals, and employee parking.

The chart shows the percent of workers in private industry with access to some of the "other benefits" in March 2008.

These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. To learn more, see Beyond Basic Benefits: Employee Access to Other Types of Benefits, 1979-2008, by John E. Buckley, Compensation and Working Conditions Online, May 2009.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Beyond basic benefits on the Internet at (visited January 16, 2018).


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