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

Table 13. Standard errors for medical care benefits, family 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

$12.17

0.7

$16.78

0.7

$13.02

$8.81

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

13.47

0.9

21.63

0.9

14.26

10.68

    Professional and related

14.00

1.0

23.86

1.0

14.72

10.83

        Teachers

16.29

1.3

29.85

1.3

17.76

15.21

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

18.23

1.5

35.42

1.5

19.58

16.29

        Registered nurses

46.35

1.6

59.28

1.6

49.84

16.11

Service

16.84

1.1

20.41

1.1

18.64

9.62

    Protective service

18.58

1.7

38.82

1.7

20.39

9.60

Sales and office

18.80

1.8

44.36

1.8

18.91

10.10

    Office and administrative support

19.13

1.5

44.26

1.5

19.45

10.16

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

23.12

1.6

46.58

1.6

22.22

16.23

Production, transportation, and material moving

27.42

3.1

49.33

3.1

29.42

17.38

Full time

12.24

0.7

15.95

0.7

13.23

9.22

Part time

44.41

2.8

114.67

2.8

40.87

26.95

Union

12.04

1.2

16.39

1.2

14.33

15.07

Nonunion

18.10

0.4

51.79

0.4

18.32

12.16

Wage percentiles:1

           

    Lowest 10 percent

36.42

0.8

96.48

0.8

36.39

21.32

    Lowest 25 percent

20.98

0.9

33.31

0.9

21.72

11.43

    Second 25 percent

16.73

1.0

30.59

1.0

17.19

11.10

    Third 25 percent

17.06

1.0

30.65

1.0

18.26

12.34

    Highest 25 percent

12.77

1.1

22.19

1.1

13.53

11.31

    Highest 10 percent

16.04

1.4

24.79

1.4

19.24

14.75

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

12.29

0.7

16.24

0.7

13.19

8.89

    Education and health services

14.37

0.8

21.68

0.8

15.29

12.82

        Educational services

14.84

1.0

22.10

1.0

15.78

14.21

            Elementary and secondary schools

14.73

1.1

22.61

1.1

15.18

15.71

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

40.50

1.5

79.08

1.5

41.80

30.18

        Health care and social assistance

29.68

1.3

42.16

1.3

32.12

11.79

            Hospitals

39.27

1.8

52.43

1.8

42.77

13.19

    Public administration

13.04

1.0

25.38

1.0

13.93

8.15

1 to 99 workers

28.15

1.7

80.85

1.7

29.31

14.98

    1 to 49 workers

30.56

2.1

94.70

2.1

32.21

19.43

    50 to 99 workers

38.58

2.2

105.70

2.2

40.05

20.53

100 workers or more

12.69

0.8

15.76

0.8

13.76

9.52

    100 to 499 workers

29.74

1.9

32.99

1.9

31.94

14.15

    500 workers or more

12.60

0.7

16.59

0.7

13.93

12.17

State government

23.21

1.0

66.62

1.0

23.95

14.71

Local government

12.87

0.9

17.42

0.9

13.61

9.80

Geographic areas

           

New England

20.30

2.5

62.60

2.5

19.51

10.85

Middle Atlantic

15.42

4.0

16.25

4.0

26.71

12.18

East North Central

34.37

2.6

51.04

2.6

35.54

14.36

West North Central

34.72

2.7

101.43

2.7

27.54

28.27

South Atlantic

25.44

0.4

163.14

0.4

25.23

24.53

East South Central

51.52

0.1

66.72

0.1

51.57

45.45

West South Central

23.58

Mountain

39.03

2.2

149.21

2.2

38.08

17.16

Pacific

15.85

1.3

38.69

1.3

13.79

12.79

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: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. 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.