benefits such as paid time off and medical insurance are some
of the additional ways workers are compensated in today’s
workplace. The frequency and types of benefits offered vary by
industry and firm size. Benefits are more common in some
industrial sectors than in others, full-time workers are more
likely to have access to benefits than part-time workers and
workers in larger establishments are more likely to be offered
benefits than those in smaller establishments.
firms provide paid time off (combinations of vacation,
personal and sick leave) to their full-time workers and 71
percent offer health insurance to full-time workers. Dental
insurance was offered to 52
percent of full-time
employees. Retirement plans are offered by less
than half of
employers. Other benefits offered to full-time workers include
life insurance (28%), tuition reimbursement (20%),
and vision insurance (23%).
percent of Rhode Island employers provide paid
time off, 19
percent offer a retirement plan and 11
percent offer dental insurance to their part-time workers.
Other benefits offered to part-time employees include health
insurance (14%), life
tuition reimbursement (8%),
and vision insurance (6%).