Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 16. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, private industry workers, 
National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(Includes workers participating in medical care benefits with flat dollar amount contributory coverage)

Characteristics

Single coverage1

Family coverage1

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$35.84

$59.22

$89.72

$131.07

$186.67

$133.71

$220.00

$335.81

$522.12

$774.00

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

35.65

59.00

90.08

132.25

187.87

144.35

228.76

338.00

522.13

779.40

    Management, business, and financial

35.00

59.22

92.50

130.10

188.33

134.53

238.50

339.00

542.17

781.71

    Professional and related

36.57

59.00

89.06

133.91

187.03

149.05

225.21

338.00

516.85

771.45

Service

26.70

51.33

88.67

135.00

176.74

142.78

236.19

391.00

589.21

860.82

    Protective service

42.35

72.97

88.98

143.02

185.40

157.65

226.82

407.95

838.02

1031.68

Sales and office

38.00

62.34

93.75

133.02

198.00

139.05

237.17

347.59

525.00

784.86

    Sales and related

41.94

70.47

101.23

145.00

213.90

155.82

262.31

360.39

565.00

783.97

    Office and administrative support

35.00

59.22

90.00

127.38

185.99

134.37

227.52

342.70

513.00

785.66

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

39.33

62.50

93.45

140.36

204.03

141.40

221.96

369.28

567.13

822.94

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

36.83

60.56

92.05

140.36

210.13

163.12

231.00

410.33

636.38

956.05

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

41.03

64.80

94.98

140.00

203.08

134.00

219.75

337.16

539.30

769.26

Production, transportation, and material moving

36.83

57.55

83.46

120.00

167.00

108.64

178.30

286.33

437.76

684.61

    Production

36.29

57.20

84.00

116.54

160.15

110.00

174.00

274.57

421.08

632.46

    Transportation and material moving

36.83

58.06

82.50

122.54

175.28

108.17

186.32

297.17

473.97

721.79

Full time

36.08

59.22

89.70

129.98

183.60

132.72

217.99

335.13

517.61

770.63

Part time

34.46

60.00

91.61

163.63

247.14

164.21

248.37

345.93

581.38

840.99

Union

32.22

49.69

77.00

115.98

160.31

90.99

152.44

247.41

398.13

643.73

Nonunion

37.00

60.36

91.00

132.48

188.33

145.00

230.60

345.08

534.96

781.83

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

33.69

56.60

92.50

137.50

193.34

130.00

235.53

381.09

576.69

828.76

        Lowest 10 percent

39.26

63.16

98.78

160.58

200.00

179.99

248.37

392.21

561.00

729.06

    Second 25 percent

38.31

59.92

88.83

130.16

188.66

136.53

222.12

342.00

525.32

803.96

    Third 25 percent

35.06

59.20

89.23

129.99

184.15

130.83

216.06

333.00

519.65

781.71

    Highest 25 percent

36.09

59.22

89.91

129.96

186.67

134.59

217.82

324.32

500.76

723.08

        Highest 10 percent

37.80

59.00

89.47

134.84

188.33

137.35

221.88

323.98

487.00

720.14

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

35.65

56.00

83.00

118.97

161.23

114.87

181.64

280.00

441.76

675.98

    Construction

38.65

63.65

100.80

155.99

212.32

170.00

267.67

454.99

655.39

976.55

    Manufacturing

35.65

54.00

77.91

110.82

150.00

109.33

168.99

261.67

391.48

597.89

Service-providing industries

35.99

60.02

92.08

135.00

190.65

141.77

235.34

353.10

546.89

798.40

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

37.28

63.70

93.75

137.82

206.72

123.93

226.32

342.05

513.21

748.94

        Wholesale trade

40.45

63.82

88.75

131.68

190.22

116.99

216.65

339.98

514.99

723.72

        Retail trade

44.89

74.82

108.73

157.96

227.14

183.40

293.14

394.30

584.39

820.65

        Transportation and warehousing

26.50

50.00

80.76

114.67

193.25

81.00

168.58

272.56

390.02

624.30

        Utilities

35.00

49.05

75.92

109.67

149.00

112.57

168.00

285.02

367.10

458.98

    Information

31.94

50.93

80.83

113.32

153.13

111.70

155.83

274.57

387.54

598.58

    Financial activities

37.97

56.40

89.80

121.11

169.14

148.01

247.21

347.17

490.53

720.59

        Finance and insurance

38.00

56.63

91.48

121.00

165.67

139.52

247.19

335.53

475.08

698.05

            Credit intermediation and related activities

40.00

61.31

91.99

121.00

160.99

152.00

250.63

350.33

498.68

711.35

            Insurance carriers and related activities

31.70

53.09

89.75

120.85

172.26

137.02

240.06

331.77

465.92

686.00

        Real estate and rental and leasing

212.85

249.02

383.47

576.80

840.83

    Professional and business services

45.00

67.15

96.92

144.00

198.22

171.97

236.19

352.27

573.45

795.00

        Professional and technical services

44.44

66.99

96.56

142.00

194.13

191.00

263.08

382.81

645.13

822.69

        Administrative and waste services

43.33

67.30

99.05

160.94

256.14

162.72

221.61

381.09

608.01

822.94

    Education and health services

31.91

53.82

89.01

133.02

190.40

140.65

241.00

376.71

603.17

874.14

        Educational services

45.31

63.81

102.14

143.38

207.42

202.80

288.64

397.12

619.23

825.00

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

47.77

62.34

102.60

141.80

200.96

208.00

272.00

369.28

482.91

670.95

        Health care and social assistance

30.00

51.00

87.14

129.16

177.65

134.53

231.89

367.44

598.80

889.86

    Leisure and hospitality

37.00

59.78

94.18

141.45

170.72

150.00

248.37

384.22

508.00

710.17

        Accommodation and food services

38.52

63.16

101.10

146.47

176.58

163.43

250.90

384.22

498.85

661.65

    Other services

49.63

69.14

104.69

153.16

195.30

164.81

231.72

396.00

618.00

887.89

1 to 99 workers

37.92

63.83

100.00

144.39

204.41

154.57

259.50

398.82

625.84

862.00

    1 to 49 workers

35.61

63.51

100.06

150.00

213.99

146.63

256.53

404.60

647.36

862.00

    50 to 99 workers

41.03

64.80

99.25

136.16

193.85

166.60

264.62

375.56

583.60

832.27

100 workers or more

35.08

56.42

83.16

122.38

172.26

123.93

199.81

305.62

443.48

663.00

    100 to 499 workers

37.00

60.00

88.56

125.82

173.99

138.82

219.08

334.28

498.85

723.08

    500 workers or more

34.46

54.39

77.91

115.00

169.99

111.24

182.46

277.00

400.51

565.02

Geographic areas

                   

New England

43.76

69.85

109.71

148.69

229.13

144.35

229.11

335.96

494.30

728.74

Middle Atlantic

36.74

60.00

92.14

139.36

200.00

129.99

210.68

329.05

524.36

833.02

East North Central

34.12

57.14

86.64

125.21

172.29

110.00

190.00

296.00

436.97

639.27

West North Central

33.04

54.49

83.69

119.92

176.31

112.76

212.85

300.00

456.15

664.26

South Atlantic

38.02

61.53

90.20

131.31

188.33

154.57

247.06

359.94

553.06

807.33

East South Central

40.00

65.00

95.48

132.83

186.29

143.53

236.19

370.38

567.68

851.04

West South Central

34.00

56.33

88.25

125.85

173.32

139.46

236.98

387.39

565.02

793.00

Mountain

39.00

60.60

92.99

135.46

186.72

143.00

232.64

340.66

538.57

769.80

Pacific

30.24

54.17

84.00

126.61

192.17

136.00

222.87

352.27

571.90

828.76

1The 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.


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/glossary20102011.htm.

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, 2010." See Technical Note for more details.