Health care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee

Table 10. Health care benefits:1 Share of premiums paid by employer and
employee,  State and local government workers, National Compensation
Survey, March 2010

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers

89

11

73

27

Worker characteristics

 

 

 

 

Management, professional, and related

89

11

73

27

    Professional and related

89

11

72

28

        Teachers

90

10

72

28

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

90

10

70

30

Service

88

12

73

27

    Protective service

88

12

76

24

Sales and office

89

11

73

27

    Office and administrative support

89

11

74

26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

89

11

74

26

Production, transportation, and material moving

89

11

74

26

Full time

89

11

73

27

Part time

87

13

74

26

Union

90

10

81

19

Nonunion

87

13

63

37

Average wage within the following categories:2

 

 

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

88

12

65

35

        Lowest 10 percent

87

13

59

41

    Second 25 percent

88

12

74

26

    Third 25 percent

88

12

72

28

    Highest 25 percent

89

11

77

23

        Highest 10 percent

90

10

81

19

Establishment characteristics

 

 

 

 

Service-providing industries

89

11

73

27

    Education and health services

89

11

71

29

        Educational services

89

11

71

29

            Elementary and secondary schools

90

10

70

30

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

88

12

74

26

        Health care and social assistance

83

17

70

30

            Hospitals

81

19

69

31

    Public administration

88

12

76

24

1 to 99 workers

90

10

72

28

    1 to 49 workers

91

9

72

28

    50 to 99 workers

89

11

72

28

100 workers or more

88

12

73

27

    100 to 499 workers

91

9

73

27

    500 workers or more

88

12

73

27

State government

87

13

75

25

Local government

89

11

72

28

Geographic areas

 

 

 

 

New England

85

15

78

22

Middle Atlantic

91

9

89

11

East North Central

91

9

83

17

West North Central

89

11

65

35

South Atlantic

86

14

61

39

East South Central

89

11

57

43

West South Central

85

15

52

48

Mountain

86

14

62

38

Pacific

90

10

82

18

Footnotes:

1Health care is a collective term for the following benefits: medical, dental, and vision care benefits; and outpatient
prescription drug coverage.

2The 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: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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.