Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement Standard Errors

Table 11. Standard errors for medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee
premiums by employee contribution requirement, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2009

Characteristics

Total

Employee contribution not
required

Employee contribution required

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution

All workers

$4.94

1.7

$8.88

1.7

$5.02

$1.74

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

6.13

1.7

10.47

1.7

6.12

2.28

    Professional and related

6.31

1.7

10.87

1.7

6.11

2.49

        Teachers

6.81

1.8

10.69

1.8

8.20

3.19

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

8.16

2.1

13.60

2.1

9.76

3.55

        Registered nurses

13.32

4.8

32.88

4.8

13.14

6.29

Service

5.38

2.2

9.81

2.2

6.30

2.43

    Protective service

7.67

3.0

14.67

3.0

8.94

3.14

Sales and office

7.20

2.9

15.91

2.9

5.43

2.49

    Office and administrative support

7.39

2.9

16.40

2.9

5.68

2.58

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

9.50

3.2

16.66

3.2

9.78

3.37

Production, transportation, and material moving

8.68

4.0

14.59

4.0

10.70

3.08

Full time

4.96

1.8

8.76

1.8

5.15

1.76

Part time

16.35

3.9

35.07

3.9

13.60

7.38

Union

6.14

1.8

11.89

1.8

5.92

2.35

Nonunion

5.54

2.6

7.21

2.6

6.70

2.28

Wage percentiles:1

           

    Lowest 10 percent

5.87

5.1

5.93

5.1

8.63

6.86

    Lowest 25 percent

5.96

3.1

10.10

3.1

6.66

3.32

    Second 25 percent

6.53

2.4

13.77

2.4

5.81

2.17

    Third 25 percent

5.55

2.0

10.25

2.0

6.61

2.43

    Highest 25 percent

6.73

1.5

11.24

1.5

6.58

2.52

    Highest 10 percent

9.27

1.7

15.31

1.7

8.09

3.21

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

4.99

1.7

8.89

1.7

5.07

1.77

    Education and health services

5.18

1.9

8.72

1.9

5.70

2.56

        Educational services

5.43

1.9

9.19

1.9

6.26

2.97

            Elementary and secondary schools

6.60

2.0

11.17

2.0

7.91

3.80

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

7.30

5.0

13.19

5.0

8.85

4.35

        Health care and social assistance

11.21

4.8

23.74

4.8

10.24

2.37

            Hospitals

13.60

6.1

22.65

6.1

14.95

3.39

    Public administration

7.48

2.2

17.71

2.2

5.51

2.05

1 to 99 workers

14.76

4.0

18.90

4.0

15.47

3.08

    1 to 49 workers

9.99

5.6

16.64

5.6

12.63

4.54

    50 to 99 workers

28.84

4.5

31.68

4.5

31.20

5.29

100 workers or more

4.65

1.8

8.52

1.8

5.08

1.86

    100 to 499 workers

11.37

2.9

19.32

2.9

10.55

3.36

    500 workers or more

4.59

1.8

7.51

1.8

5.14

2.13

State government

9.73

3.6

30.89

3.6

5.47

2.36

Local government

5.62

1.7

8.13

1.7

6.70

2.36

Geographic areas

           

New England

13.56

6.2

24.82

6.2

10.98

7.01

Middle Atlantic

5.05

4.0

7.77

4.0

12.65

4.05

East North Central

17.32

2.6

36.20

2.6

14.21

3.26

West North Central

15.46

7.7

15.27

7.7

14.12

10.59

South Atlantic

7.83

4.0

12.89

4.0

9.29

3.24

East South Central

21.11

8.0

15.40

8.0

29.97

8.98

West South Central

5.38

6.1

8.59

6.1

6.82

5.35

Mountain

14.76

8.3

26.44

8.3

22.98

10.20

Pacific

17.38

2.9

30.91

2.9

13.90

3.43

Footnotes:

1The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers both above and below the
threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United
States, 2008." See Technical Note for more details.

NOTE: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20082009.htm.