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 2013

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

$5.19

1.6

$13.17

1.6

$4.40

$2.79

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

5.73

2.0

15.34

2.0

5.31

3.23

    Professional and related

5.64

2.0

13.87

2.0

5.57

3.73

        Teachers

6.76

2.0

15.21

2.0

7.27

4.49

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

7.93

2.1

15.40

2.1

8.21

5.02

Service

6.66

1.8

12.17

1.8

7.12

3.57

    Protective service

8.23

2.6

18.46

2.6

9.25

3.87

Sales and office

8.88

3.0

24.19

3.0

6.08

3.62

    Office and administrative support

9.09

2.9

24.94

2.9

6.19

3.73

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

7.30

2.7

12.94

2.7

8.52

5.86

Production, transportation, and material moving

10.92

3.3

19.05

3.3

11.94

6.83

Full time

5.26

1.7

13.52

1.7

4.47

2.78

Part time

21.25

3.3

34.35

3.3

19.86

9.46

Union

7.15

1.8

18.13

1.8

5.45

3.06

Nonunion

5.08

2.2

9.20

2.2

5.63

3.90

Average wage within the following categories:1

           

    Lowest 25 percent

5.74

1.9

13.04

1.9

6.06

4.97

        Lowest 10 percent

8.65

2.8

20.61

2.8

10.49

8.48

    Second 25 percent

7.37

2.5

17.35

2.5

6.17

3.95

    Third 25 percent

8.51

2.3

22.62

2.3

6.13

3.80

    Highest 25 percent

5.90

1.9

11.66

1.9

6.06

4.18

        Highest 10 percent

7.16

3.0

14.21

3.0

7.16

4.25

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

5.23

1.6

13.22

1.6

4.43

2.83

    Education and health services

5.09

2.4

10.12

2.4

5.42

4.01

        Educational services

5.50

2.2

11.19

2.2

5.88

4.44

            Elementary and secondary schools

6.29

1.9

13.55

1.9

6.44

4.68

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

10.74

5.9

17.61

5.9

9.37

6.73

        Healthcare and social assistance

10.70

6.2

21.22

6.2

7.59

5.34

            Hospitals

12.32

8.1

13.66

8.1

12.91

7.35

    Public administration

10.78

2.1

32.27

2.1

6.29

2.88

1 to 99 workers

15.52

4.3

26.79

4.3

16.46

5.69

    1 to 49 workers

17.97

4.7

21.08

4.7

25.76

7.96

    50 to 99 workers

22.64

7.6

45.77

7.6

16.06

8.51

100 workers or more

4.98

1.7

12.46

1.7

4.51

2.97

    100 to 499 workers

9.94

2.9

23.79

2.9

9.94

5.43

    500 workers or more

5.22

2.1

11.23

2.1

4.77

3.13

State government

13.74

4.5

50.46

4.5

6.52

4.19

Local government

5.13

1.3

8.76

1.3

5.05

3.14

Geographic areas

           

New England

22.99

3.5

52.56

3.5

23.18

7.21

Middle Atlantic

7.05

2.0

12.21

2.0

8.06

4.99

East North Central

10.09

2.5

33.42

2.5

11.44

3.58

West North Central

21.54

9.5

24.54

9.5

16.33

8.05

South Atlantic

9.15

3.0

17.62

3.0

10.93

4.48

East South Central

10.60

3.1

11.46

3.1

10.08

14.65

West South Central

10.14

5.4

12.42

5.4

9.51

4.30

Mountain

34.12

4.8

59.36

4.8

24.49

11.78

Pacific

19.78

3.9

48.45

3.9

9.76

5.51

1Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based
on the average wage for the occupation, which may include workers with
earnings both above and below the threshold.  The categories were
formed using percentile estimates generated using data from the
National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs for
Employee Compensation - March&nbs p;2013."


NOTE: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms,
see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20122013.htm.