Table 2

Employer-provided health insurance and pension coverage rates in occupations that would be affected by increasing the overtime threshold, 2012

Employer-provided health insurance coverage rate Employer-provided pension coverage rate
Weakly affected occupations (occupations where less than 25% would be automatically covered  if threshold were raised to $984) 76.1% 67.5%
Mid-range occupations (occupations where 25–50% would be automatically covered  if threshold were raised to $984) 69.1% 61.1%
Strongly affected occupations (occupations where at least 50% would be automatically covered by OT protections if threshold were raised to $984) 61.0% 52.2%
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers 41.6% 30.6%
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 67.8% 64.8%
Customer service representatives 57.2% 46.2%
Food service managers 45.4% 24.6%
Miscellaneous legal support workers 74.3% 63.0%
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers 68.2% 57.4%
Social workers 71.5% 67.1%
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 58.8% 49.4%
Insurance sales agents 54.9% 57.6%
Counselors 65.1% 59.1%
Other 65.7% 59.8%
All full-time salaried workers in supervisory/managerial/professional occupations 68.9% 60.6%

Note: Calculations use only data on full-time salaried (i.e., nonhourly) workers in supervisory/managerial/professional occupations. To isolate supervisory/managerial/professional occupations, we use only occupations where the share of workers who are exempt from the overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act based on the duties of the occupation is at least 10%–50%, according to U.S. Department of Labor codes.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement

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