Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage Standard Errors

Table 16. Standard errors for medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage,
civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2010

Characteristics

Single coverage2

Family coverage2

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$0.52

$0.95

$0.92

$1.34

$1.26

$3.55

$2.35

$4.21

$10.15

$9.49

Worker characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management, professional, and related

0.66

0.51

1.83

2.66

1.86

5.51

4.06

7.10

12.59

14.47

    Management, business, and financial

1.63

1.77

1.89

4.10

4.01

3.93

3.88

7.16

19.80

25.93

    Professional and related

1.50

1.56

1.84

3.04

2.20

5.16

5.64

7.29

9.24

20.27

        Teachers

2.07

2.57

2.57

4.95

4.93

6.95

12.81

26.29

13.16

34.12

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

3.44

1.93

6.52

7.04

2.22

5.12

17.58

34.66

16.15

58.43

        Registered nurses

1.52

3.77

5.94

6.39

13.26

15.30

12.49

20.48

20.45

30.11

Service

2.77

3.18

2.73

3.59

4.53

8.33

8.98

12.10

19.08

24.62

    Protective service

3.66

3.63

4.38

6.21

24.31

9.94

8.58

21.86

20.06

30.09

Sales and office

0.97

1.01

1.47

2.26

4.65

3.21

4.63

5.36

7.83

8.75

    Sales and related

2.12

2.68

3.22

4.58

9.44

13.16

12.60

12.64

19.73

20.90

    Office and administrative support

1.12

1.07

1.58

2.63

5.54

7.19

4.24

7.51

9.69

17.13

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.72

1.59

1.69

5.16

9.47

7.28

5.64

6.65

11.21

24.40

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2.65

3.45

1.69

7.25

13.05

12.00

7.01

19.79

18.99

39.65

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1.52

2.95

2.82

5.21

12.82

10.81

5.48

12.16

17.92

25.59

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.62

1.48

1.94

2.59

5.52

3.53

6.39

4.87

8.35

25.50

    Production

1.68

2.65

2.80

3.09

2.28

4.73

7.47

6.17

11.85

19.83

    Transportation and material moving

2.61

2.28

2.47

4.70

14.74

7.27

7.69

12.09

19.06

41.35

Full time

0.55

0.79

0.95

1.44

1.86

3.65

2.11

4.99

9.53

12.37

Part time

1.15

3.61

4.13

13.18

10.24

15.22

15.96

19.02

39.27

27.92

Union

1.21

1.29

1.96

2.01

8.49

3.28

5.78

5.74

14.23

25.54

Nonunion

0.86

0.75

0.89

1.60

1.74

3.18

4.27

4.38

4.77

10.04

Average wage within the following categories:3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

2.58

2.18

2.97

3.72

5.06

11.25

9.03

12.34

16.31

21.28

        Lowest 10 percent

7.66

9.63

9.10

7.32

11.96

16.31

15.42

20.74

64.74

66.12

    Second 25 percent

1.11

1.57

0.99

2.58

2.79

3.59

4.64

5.62

8.80

13.84

    Third 25 percent

0.81

1.00

1.33

2.44

3.86

3.19

4.65

4.58

9.38

18.65

    Highest 25 percent

0.68

0.86

1.54

2.29

1.88

2.62

3.88

5.21

12.50

15.11

        Highest 10 percent

0.89

1.35

1.47

2.46

1.13

4.61

5.24

6.91

11.23

22.39

Establishment characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goods-producing industries

0.76

2.17

1.96

2.87

3.72

4.60

4.62

6.19

7.50

18.45

Service-providing industries

0.74

1.03

0.90

1.70

2.31

5.55

3.52

4.19

5.90

8.55

    Education and health services

1.49

0.87

2.09

3.35

2.40

4.82

6.15

14.40

12.34

23.62

        Educational services

1.52

2.28

1.62

5.40

7.51

6.94

11.79

21.29

12.84

17.56

            Elementary and secondary schools

0.77

1.68

2.49

4.18

18.54

4.97

15.16

24.84

14.75

32.39

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

6.26

7.41

2.35

5.80

16.41

34.18

22.32

31.36

73.04

10.33

        Health care and social assistance

2.15

1.72

3.34

4.11

5.05

6.28

8.01

14.44

29.72

60.84

            Hospitals

2.39

1.11

2.66

5.27

7.32

4.38

6.00

7.75

12.49

24.18

    Public administration

1.29

2.17

2.66

3.88

10.60

3.46

6.12

13.77

14.66

11.23

1 to 99 workers

2.96

1.79

1.66

2.86

7.18

5.71

7.53

9.56

10.47

9.98

    1 to 49 workers

2.66

2.83

0.92

3.33

10.69

4.34

9.29

8.11

16.39

34.53

    50 to 99 workers

4.86

3.03

2.70

3.45

1.06

10.04

8.60

9.24

14.98

35.75

100 workers or more

0.81

1.21

0.97

2.48

2.21

2.49

3.71

5.32

6.89

9.63

    100 to 499 workers

1.51

1.84

1.71

2.76

3.48

6.05

4.91

6.72

15.87

14.75

    500 workers or more

0.89

1.12

0.95

2.51

4.61

4.83

4.79

7.06

13.67

8.90

Geographic areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New England

4.89

1.75

0.00

9.24

16.30

6.62

1.74

6.63

12.03

57.23

Middle Atlantic

1.22

2.18

3.26

3.03

7.28

4.55

3.74

12.79

27.60

32.33

East North Central

1.02

1.90

2.40

3.59

2.89

6.52

7.11

8.13

10.41

20.50

West North Central

3.31

2.50

4.02

5.16

5.90

17.74

9.30

19.20

30.27

44.17

South Atlantic

1.75

2.32

1.89

3.26

6.09

4.63

9.96

8.25

9.69

19.84

East South Central

4.64

4.52

2.17

7.01

4.06

16.68

14.74

43.08

10.02

71.31

West South Central

2.09

2.89

3.60

4.05

3.50

8.66

11.83

8.85

16.68

38.52

Mountain

2.12

4.37

3.59

9.14

15.30

22.16

14.08

17.13

42.30

44.12

Pacific

3.06

1.13

0.96

3.73

7.02

4.61

6.57

11.23

17.06

17.45

Footnotes:

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further
explanation.

2The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of participating workers pay the
same as or more than the premium shown, and half pay the same as or less than the premium shown. At the 25th percentile, one-fourth of participating workers pay the same or less than
the premium shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.

3The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold. The average wages are
based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2009." 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/glossary20092010.htm.