Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 15. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2012

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

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

$32.00

$56.26

$89.29

$131.00

$190.06

$132.33

$221.00

$354.31

$551.88

$815.18

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

29.18

53.60

87.14

130.57

194.44

138.49

226.30

358.12

562.00

822.95

    Management, business, and financial

32.93

56.66

92.24

129.12

183.79

142.41

236.00

356.97

542.47

818.43

    Professional and related

26.62

52.63

85.08

131.90

198.00

136.09

222.84

359.42

578.24

824.80

        Teachers

20.00

38.36

75.75

132.52

209.00

119.92

231.97

457.03

667.00

944.00

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

21.50

38.02

77.06

133.85

229.99

119.92

230.69

482.54

711.27

1003.18

        Registered nurses

34.74

55.44

87.15

129.46

198.00

140.68

231.79

352.60

523.11

712.29

Service

25.00

51.36

87.74

132.54

182.89

137.94

228.60

386.69

598.32

863.43

    Protective service

34.62

53.38

85.97

122.94

192.00

129.99

195.10

295.32

450.74

766.92

Sales and office

34.66

60.00

94.74

131.00

198.00

136.38

237.25

361.64

547.85

810.77

    Sales and related

43.33

71.01

101.07

140.11

221.78

155.82

256.45

356.97

579.57

825.44

    Office and administrative support

32.22

55.29

90.92

126.66

184.33

130.20

229.27

365.16

539.00

810.77

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

33.15

59.67

93.28

143.46

204.03

140.00

220.48

368.16

593.04

826.47

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

34.66

56.00

90.34

141.39

204.92

158.97

235.00

390.58

592.78

862.63

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

30.88

64.31

95.00

143.65

204.03

131.90

212.70

350.64

593.90

802.81

Production, transportation, and material moving

35.00

60.41

87.27

125.54

174.11

108.17

181.26

297.25

464.78

711.82

    Production

35.15

55.00

88.76

124.58

171.27

105.69

172.89

280.90

430.01

651.49

    Transportation and material moving

35.00

62.54

86.66

128.40

185.19

108.33

194.87

326.92

517.77

836.23

Full time

31.87

56.38

89.02

129.90

186.00

133.35

220.98

352.03

546.72

810.26

Part time

33.69

56.00

94.24

170.02

260.58

101.44

243.04

391.93

623.88

913.43

Union

28.34

50.13

81.00

126.72

188.57

92.39

157.45

264.00

441.78

795.11

Nonunion

32.87

58.00

91.59

131.66

190.24

150.07

238.32

372.20

570.02

817.01

Average wage within the following categories:3

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

29.28

59.99

95.60

142.40

204.00

150.15

248.37

421.12

661.29

913.43

        Lowest 10 percent

24.16

57.06

100.33

181.99

227.48

150.73

236.24

436.17

612.17

913.43

    Second 25 percent

32.28

55.38

88.86

126.63

181.99

136.38

222.84

361.35

550.77

830.32

    Third 25 percent

30.90

55.00

87.44

129.00

184.87

130.52

215.42

346.73

532.42

786.12

    Highest 25 percent

33.64

57.02

89.57

131.76

194.91

130.00

215.26

338.39

530.37

792.00

        Highest 10 percent

33.83

55.78

88.83

131.76

194.12

124.45

203.96

323.44

500.70

753.19

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

34.97

54.82

86.33

123.59

169.00

118.00

181.95

286.81

441.88

666.37

Service-providing industries

31.01

56.65

90.02

132.72

195.30

136.42

231.86

370.10

578.24

840.41

    Education and health services

22.47

48.55

84.00

130.19

197.88

133.46

239.53

403.57

645.12

925.91

        Educational services

20.00

39.99

80.00

131.35

209.00

119.92

236.00

421.14

667.00

894.67

            Elementary and secondary schools

21.42

38.00

82.86

141.29

231.80

108.56

247.04

500.70

711.27

989.75

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20.00

43.90

74.96

115.89

175.53

148.23

232.00

346.82

517.00

667.00

        Healthcare and social assistance

28.17

53.66

87.74

129.84

186.08

139.68

244.21

392.00

619.42

933.37

            Hospitals

34.74

54.85

83.59

120.18

186.69

130.00

207.98

324.60

448.60

664.41

    Public administration

21.62

43.00

69.00

102.98

156.49

111.86

180.00

285.16

429.86

632.74

1 to 99 workers

36.04

62.66

99.57

143.49

204.37

162.49

255.89

406.78

638.09

892.72

    1 to 49 workers

35.00

61.00

99.69

144.51

204.00

156.95

250.72

409.15

639.31

892.72

    50 to 99 workers

41.95

68.72

99.47

142.32

209.52

171.29

268.65

400.19

637.06

892.52

100 workers or more

29.00

52.83

84.25

123.96

181.99

120.00

201.34

325.97

495.42

724.48

    100 to 499 workers

31.25

57.19

90.54

127.26

181.99

127.87

220.98

349.02

527.67

769.06

    500 workers or more

26.13

50.00

80.00

119.92

182.00

116.00

189.24

302.65

468.59

685.00

Geographic areas

                   

New England

46.75

75.29

112.95

154.99

206.38

145.32

236.16

345.99

498.27

667.28

Middle Atlantic

40.60

66.24

94.24

138.92

213.49

125.00

211.04

318.89

532.41

861.40

East North Central

33.85

56.66

86.04

120.55

176.41

109.85

184.00

299.00

461.91

718.09

West North Central

36.30

56.44

87.17

126.00

177.57

146.35

228.60

355.56

519.42

755.43

South Atlantic

26.10

52.65

86.67

130.00

185.52

148.23

223.52

374.83

592.31

862.63

East South Central

20.00

38.00

78.20

119.66

163.49

146.63

253.48

393.31

667.00

746.40

West South Central

32.00

55.29

92.50

129.00

182.38

165.00

257.49

403.57

593.58

823.00

Mountain

39.73

55.18

90.73

132.46

197.69

153.82

228.71

370.00

551.00

749.14

Pacific

25.80

52.02

86.76

136.02

205.48

118.31

210.66

365.16

595.92

932.81

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.

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, 2010." See Technical Note for more details.

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.


NOTE: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary
of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20112012.htm.