Companies Kick Into 401(k) Pool


Company contributions to 401(k) plans averaged 3.2% of pay for the 2007 plan year, according to the 51st Annual Survey of Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans by the Profit Sharing/401k Council of America. Numerous formulas are used to determine company contributions. For plans with fixed matches, the most common matches are 50 cents per $1 up to the first 6% of pay (26.2% of plans), $1 per $1 up to the first 4% of pay (10.4% of plans) and $1 per $1 up to the first 3% of pay (8.1% of plans).

Source: Profit Sharing/401k Council of America, http://psca.org.

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