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

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

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

$1.75

$1.39

$0.90

$1.57

$4.14

$3.32

$3.45

$4.50

$9.32

$16.35

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

3.51

2.36

1.73

2.94

5.90

6.58

6.34

7.08

17.67

17.30

    Management, business, and financial

1.82

2.93

2.42

3.94

8.04

9.13

3.88

6.92

18.14

45.64

    Professional and related

3.45

2.85

2.27

3.81

5.86

6.50

5.32

9.72

21.58

19.74

        Teachers

1.88

3.35

5.26

5.16

20.38

7.18

17.55

34.72

13.87

48.38

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

2.13

4.69

7.74

9.97

23.51

7.90

30.67

29.32

17.12

48.59

        Registered nurses

2.70

4.66

3.72

8.53

12.10

14.20

12.66

21.25

66.80

38.22

Service

1.86

3.26

3.34

3.36

1.28

11.19

7.34

8.81

29.78

28.11

    Protective service

4.33

4.35

4.78

7.90

12.63

17.39

12.14

17.53

37.18

112.16

Sales and office

1.21

1.29

1.24

2.30

7.49

6.03

4.49

6.42

14.94

20.51

    Sales and related

2.22

3.17

1.92

7.28

22.08

9.08

12.40

13.83

47.60

41.70

    Office and administrative support

2.29

1.84

2.21

3.05

6.79

5.42

8.75

7.29

17.93

25.94

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

3.01

2.69

2.70

5.33

4.83

9.94

12.44

20.98

23.42

30.52

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2.78

4.23

6.46

8.47

23.70

3.35

17.21

35.89

44.22

67.44

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

6.26

2.11

3.57

6.74

7.16

13.61

13.60

19.31

34.44

28.04

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.97

2.46

2.24

2.84

4.15

4.88

8.49

8.18

20.08

39.30

    Production

1.46

4.73

3.02

3.98

4.03

10.05

7.87

11.90

20.53

31.23

    Transportation and material moving

1.01

1.92

1.90

4.88

11.12

5.43

9.44

16.50

11.21

57.88

Full time

1.91

1.56

0.86

1.71

3.12

3.63

3.47

5.13

10.02

15.89

Part time

2.16

6.24

5.63

8.78

10.59

23.80

25.34

21.83

40.35

45.68

Union

2.41

1.72

2.81

3.96

11.35

4.69

7.45

8.56

17.25

56.33

Nonunion

1.87

1.85

1.58

1.87

4.51

3.12

2.45

6.18

12.65

16.15

Average wage within the following categories:3

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

4.04

3.18

5.05

6.57

8.73

16.80

11.23

18.39

27.18

20.57

        Lowest 10 percent

5.36

7.73

13.98

12.15

36.57

21.40

19.82

17.74

37.13

85.77

    Second 25 percent

3.38

2.15

1.90

3.11

5.99

6.72

8.33

9.59

12.95

22.39

    Third 25 percent

2.26

1.78

1.43

2.45

4.11

2.98

6.44

7.11

16.55

22.19

    Highest 25 percent

1.35

1.79

1.82

2.15

7.23

5.22

5.23

3.99

11.96

18.25

        Highest 10 percent

1.61

1.22

1.86

2.95

9.09

4.36

6.13

10.19

21.50

39.84

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

1.06

2.83

2.05

2.36

3.62

8.89

8.82

6.73

13.08

20.85

Service-providing industries

2.65

1.60

1.55

1.39

4.19

4.33

4.24

5.86

13.63

16.46

    Education and health services

1.70

4.18

2.78

4.14

6.15

5.68

7.32

12.09

20.76

32.09

        Educational services

1.83

4.13

4.94

5.22

4.73

7.71

8.32

27.39

18.26

33.14

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.98

4.34

7.22

8.13

18.16

10.97

24.20

29.73

22.46

38.65

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.59

10.62

7.50

5.83

13.88

25.28

11.45

36.76

59.31

16.35

        Healthcare and social assistance

4.68

3.12

2.84

6.14

7.73

9.24

12.12

16.49

33.77

54.24

            Hospitals

2.45

3.23

4.22

4.37

8.67

7.27

13.73

15.01

7.49

34.57

    Public administration

1.60

3.46

2.49

3.11

8.89

18.08

10.40

14.86

20.92

24.65

1 to 99 workers

1.74

1.99

1.88

3.94

8.16

7.88

7.09

11.42

22.45

22.43

    1 to 49 workers

2.82

2.28

2.63

5.63

9.12

12.01

8.67

15.38

25.71

30.02

    50 to 99 workers

3.42

3.44

3.19

6.76

9.99

5.64

9.54

19.37

25.63

27.03

100 workers or more

2.58

2.03

1.53

2.15

4.65

2.68

3.94

6.40

12.42

13.59

    100 to 499 workers

2.54

2.71

1.89

3.09

7.02

5.74

6.50

7.31

20.24

37.31

    500 workers or more

2.28

1.52

1.50

2.66

5.62

5.33

6.60

8.83

17.86

18.51

Geographic areas

                   

New England

2.42

4.06

0.22

6.55

9.24

12.85

3.88

10.63

28.24

47.77

Middle Atlantic

3.65

4.17

3.75

2.32

11.80

12.00

5.62

7.90

16.37

64.04

East North Central

2.52

3.56

1.86

4.12

5.32

4.71

15.25

9.33

14.39

42.26

West North Central

4.73

3.68

3.75

5.12

9.75

21.53

5.39

19.65

37.11

50.61

South Atlantic

4.23

2.94

2.23

5.12

8.46

9.29

14.20

16.87

22.67

28.29

East South Central

0.00

7.09

13.30

5.41

18.06

24.37

22.85

49.42

36.80

58.94

West South Central

4.08

4.54

2.81

4.55

8.70

13.78

10.90

11.38

30.57

27.33

Mountain

7.63

5.29

8.01

5.70

16.87

13.54

16.62

16.90

19.37

28.31

Pacific

1.45

2.94

2.67

5.53

12.91

8.66

10.02

12.64

27.66

42.02

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.