Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 15. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(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

$22.51

$41.57

$72.95

$114.34

$183.78

$124.42

$211.00

$363.00

$613.57

$832.85

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

21.32

40.00

72.95

117.48

204.87

129.99

218.62

407.88

666.18

872.00

    Professional and related

21.21

41.27

74.96

126.30

212.00

130.20

226.22

409.57

666.18

909.67

        Teachers

22.76

39.99

74.07

133.00

235.00

122.18

220.98

436.83

667.00

934.03

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

22.76

42.03

78.37

143.98

239.18

120.62

230.60

490.00

704.94

993.43

Service

22.76

47.00

72.49

113.53

163.00

129.99

201.81

318.64

533.34

744.84

    Protective service

35.37

50.00

73.77

114.58

157.24

122.12

180.00

285.68

399.45

612.13

Sales and office

21.40

39.99

72.10

108.52

163.00

126.63

209.65

331.02

543.54

744.76

    Office and administrative support

21.40

39.99

72.10

109.18

170.63

126.63

207.88

331.02

543.54

730.00

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

24.81

38.80

68.83

108.52

136.70

111.86

180.00

310.57

516.08

703.03

Production, transportation, and material moving

26.10

50.83

84.20

115.34

189.53

118.31

214.58

378.57

660.72

872.00

Full time

21.96

40.64

72.95

114.34

181.80

126.63

211.00

363.00

611.83

826.69

Part time

27.51

49.05

91.29

158.28

250.67

96.47

210.47

365.73

671.83

1063.93

Union

27.86

51.67

76.56

124.49

203.81

100.00

180.00

292.80

498.48

877.82

Nonunion

20.00

33.94

62.63

107.00

157.06

159.11

245.34

433.00

666.18

823.00

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

20.00

62.00

108.52

169.23

159.11

236.00

449.44

666.44

853.00

        Lowest 10 percent

20.00

22.76

50.00

105.85

158.28

180.00

282.15

536.80

667.00

896.00

    Second 25 percent

22.76

40.03

72.10

114.09

164.70

116.83

201.81

322.15

543.54

741.31

    Third 25 percent

22.76

44.56

73.31

113.00

180.32

125.21

212.50

357.00

610.07

830.14

    Highest 25 percent

23.45

47.61

75.61

127.83

206.00

110.00

192.00

332.55

559.77

859.86

        Highest 10 percent

22.76

47.09

72.95

121.51

187.57

117.94

195.75

318.64

483.71

730.00

Establishment characteristics

                   

Service-providing industries

22.00

41.17

72.95

114.34

185.00

125.21

211.00

363.72

615.31

834.00

    Education and health services

20.00

40.00

73.31

120.36

212.00

130.20

232.00

418.64

667.00

912.54

        Educational services

20.00

38.80

73.64

125.08

224.16

122.18

230.60

446.30

667.00

925.00

            Elementary and secondary schools

21.62

39.88

79.52

143.65

241.59

119.69

247.18

504.39

707.23

1003.18

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20.00

64.63

89.22

129.92

165.00

220.20

330.74

667.00

        Healthcare and social assistance

50.00

73.31

115.93

172.52

165.00

239.83

409.57

552.46

746.23

            Hospitals

52.02

74.20

117.92

176.89

197.16

278.17

409.57

520.67

684.06

    Public administration

22.76

46.30

72.76

108.09

152.36

115.78

186.48

295.36

449.44

657.53

1 to 99 workers

22.76

40.04

64.70

96.37

131.25

115.78

175.00

330.11

660.72

849.00

    1 to 49 workers

22.72

50.00

90.95

117.48

118.31

162.96

658.41

805.50

    50 to 99 workers

29.19

50.00

79.13

101.00

194.41

381.91

660.72

894.40

100 workers or more

21.67

41.85

72.95

115.42

185.60

129.99

212.32

365.92

598.98

832.85

    100 to 499 workers

20.00

38.80

67.35

119.07

183.78

129.99

209.65

408.95

630.67

849.00

    500 workers or more

22.76

44.13

73.64

115.34

187.03

130.20

213.00

353.81

580.23

823.70

State government

22.76

47.00

72.95

96.37

131.94

165.00

211.00

304.76

449.44

666.18

Local government

21.67

40.00

74.20

124.49

212.00

115.50

210.47

407.81

666.18

909.67

Geographic areas

                   

New England

49.15

71.91

106.02

148.31

191.43

134.02

223.63

300.24

448.89

630.67

Middle Atlantic

29.12

54.16

72.95

110.12

185.23

74.43

149.36

304.76

372.94

587.06

East North Central

30.90

47.64

72.10

92.19

140.00

95.74

139.60

209.65

332.55

649.00

West North Central

50.16

75.00

104.84

148.97

130.20

232.00

381.91

613.57

868.34

South Atlantic

22.76

30.38

56.73

97.68

125.62

132.00

184.02

328.31

638.15

769.48

East South Central

20.00

20.00

108.52

137.92

301.13

584.25

667.00

685.00

West South Central

63.00

101.98

157.00

235.00

313.75

409.57

450.67

690.40

925.00

Mountain

39.99

49.00

261.23

221.00

408.95

681.79

871.55

Pacific

23.40

46.30

83.34

162.15

285.14

78.83

175.00

291.76

533.34

1088.44

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/glossary20122013.htm.

2Surveyed 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 2013."