Standard Errors
Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement

Table 11. Standard errors for medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee
premiums by employee contribution requirement, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Employee contribution not
required

Employee contribution required

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution

All workers

$5.25

1.6

$11.75

1.6

$4.20

$2.74

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

5.74

1.9

12.88

1.9

4.95

3.16

    Professional and related

5.53

1.9

11.70

1.9

5.11

3.52

        Teachers

6.26

2.0

11.41

2.0

6.61

4.48

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

6.92

2.1

11.82

2.1

7.80

5.21

Service

6.43

1.9

13.21

1.9

7.09

3.27

    Protective service

8.55

2.7

15.27

2.7

10.27

4.26

Sales and office

8.88

3.0

21.79

3.0

6.27

3.39

    Office and administrative support

9.18

3.0

22.40

3.0

6.48

3.52

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

7.78

2.9

13.49

2.9

8.06

5.67

Production, transportation, and material moving

10.08

3.3

19.38

3.3

10.49

6.78

Full time

5.30

1.6

12.01

1.6

4.31

2.72

Part time

14.87

2.4

30.66

2.4

13.50

9.34

Union

7.23

1.8

15.43

1.8

4.88

2.87

Nonunion

4.80

2.1

8.38

2.1

5.46

3.88

Average wage within the following categories:1

           

    Lowest 25 percent

6.11

1.7

13.17

1.7

6.01

4.88

        Lowest 10 percent

10.10

2.8

20.43

2.8

11.99

8.18

    Second 25 percent

7.89

3.0

17.22

3.0

5.92

3.24

    Third 25 percent

8.85

2.1

20.85

2.1

6.56

3.25

    Highest 25 percent

5.24

1.5

9.39

1.5

5.09

3.54

        Highest 10 percent

6.90

2.4

8.66

2.4

7.14

4.74

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

5.27

1.6

11.73

1.6

4.26

2.78

    Education and health services

5.11

2.3

8.77

2.3

4.80

3.74

        Educational services

5.10

2.1

8.91

2.1

5.21

4.19

            Elementary and secondary schools

5.55

1.8

10.52

1.8

5.96

4.55

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

11.44

6.1

21.71

6.1

8.85

6.41

        Healthcare and social assistance

12.47

5.0

27.58

5.0

7.05

4.56

            Hospitals

13.71

6.4

18.93

6.4

12.47

6.81

    Public administration

10.51

2.2

29.49

2.2

6.83

2.80

1 to 99 workers

16.05

4.4

27.81

4.4

16.09

5.11

    1 to 49 workers

17.97

5.1

19.09

5.1

23.21

6.56

    50 to 99 workers

25.24

7.5

47.53

7.5

16.84

8.34

100 workers or more

5.10

1.6

10.94

1.6

4.38

2.86

    100 to 499 workers

10.32

2.4

22.71

2.4

9.16

5.16

    500 workers or more

5.17

2.0

9.74

2.0

4.65

3.16

State government

14.09

4.3

52.28

4.3

6.13

3.64

Local government

4.78

1.3

7.79

1.3

4.92

3.29

Geographic areas

           

New England

21.90

4.0

50.27

4.0

21.41

5.69

Middle Atlantic

6.73

2.1

9.32

2.1

8.01

5.87

East North Central

12.13

2.7

25.42

2.7

13.21

4.08

West North Central

25.05

10.2

30.75

10.2

13.46

7.09

South Atlantic

8.80

3.2

17.21

3.2

11.06

5.34

East South Central

8.71

3.3

8.28

3.3

8.79

13.97

West South Central

7.26

4.2

10.37

4.2

7.94

5.77

Mountain

31.69

3.7

51.72

3.7

23.92

11.01

Pacific

19.34

3.5

38.06

3.5

7.90

4.72

1The 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.


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.