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, State
and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2013

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

$3.29

$3.80

$1.04

$2.28

$7.13

$7.32

$6.20

$22.20

$31.60

$21.96

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

2.40

3.06

1.46

5.06

6.71

11.92

11.80

21.08

39.82

30.98

    Professional and related

2.35

3.99

3.15

8.75

16.33

11.52

12.17

16.10

11.13

31.57

        Teachers

2.92

3.67

3.98

12.44

10.67

15.05

19.00

39.93

5.75

50.99

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

2.75

4.54

7.79

14.18

19.13

9.03

27.36

23.89

26.90

50.19

Service

3.10

5.30

1.24

4.55

7.11

13.32

14.52

15.62

44.85

48.42

    Protective service

9.38

1.67

5.04

6.36

8.89

10.71

12.45

18.03

28.80

54.22

Sales and office

2.39

3.77

5.67

5.86

13.48

8.28

11.17

25.21

61.22

58.01

    Office and administrative support

2.39

3.99

6.15

6.05

16.58

8.86

12.72

31.24

60.94

45.72

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.95

3.24

5.28

9.52

9.13

5.87

15.65

11.82

51.86

39.97

Production, transportation, and material moving

7.59

5.38

8.06

7.01

48.66

16.10

29.10

42.80

84.46

77.86

Full time

2.77

3.43

1.28

3.53

6.42

8.21

6.95

22.31

31.07

26.49

Part time

5.92

8.60

9.51

15.10

42.57

26.36

15.47

58.07

150.43

113.32

Union

1.87

1.27

3.65

7.10

17.48

11.65

9.67

13.60

22.82

64.36

Nonunion

0.44

9.88

6.23

6.25

7.80

10.46

22.87

29.66

18.28

46.46

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

1.09

7.71

6.18

13.55

11.94

20.65

22.03

6.74

39.60

        Lowest 10 percent

0.00

6.51

8.89

12.53

26.26

16.68

38.03

58.32

12.03

71.40

    Second 25 percent

2.58

3.08

1.01

7.62

9.76

6.91

17.42

17.98

46.99

50.42

    Third 25 percent

2.06

4.93

1.35

4.59

18.64

10.41

11.11

22.96

42.93

26.32

    Highest 25 percent

1.99

3.79

3.55

6.96

11.35

10.38

10.85

14.91

39.17

40.14

        Highest 10 percent

3.55

5.22

4.06

7.58

13.87

16.19

13.09

20.10

55.73

72.98

Establishment characteristics

                   

Service-providing industries

2.77

3.58

1.05

2.38

8.25

7.67

6.31

22.31

31.53

20.65

    Education and health services

2.68

4.15

2.88

8.48

14.44

11.55

11.98

35.23

0.90

30.00

        Educational services

2.56

4.12

4.46

11.02

17.22

12.39

13.58

36.23

0.43

25.00

            Elementary and secondary schools

2.61

4.25

8.66

8.88

15.67

8.04

19.28

19.79

29.56

42.57

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2.59

12.71

12.42

6.79

23.12

14.37

48.91

0.26

        Healthcare and social assistance

8.04

3.01

7.16

20.90

29.59

19.32

65.94

63.49

91.20

            Hospitals

13.64

6.64

4.32

19.71

22.42

47.56

50.59

88.48

32.81

    Public administration

1.42

5.99

1.12

6.22

8.22

13.45

17.85

14.60

7.94

34.53

1 to 99 workers

0.02

11.26

13.67

5.46

17.30

13.62

15.58

76.35

65.17

81.99

    1 to 49 workers

1.40

5.90

6.93

20.89

9.94

14.46

148.38

111.47

    50 to 99 workers

8.46

11.46

6.17

5.81

47.17

96.07

72.95

81.01

100 workers or more

2.59

4.21

1.01

3.14

10.14

10.59

10.39

21.62

41.64

21.33

    100 to 499 workers

0.12

5.57

8.24

8.30

13.65

13.74

16.61

38.15

58.61

51.52

    500 workers or more

2.24

5.62

1.91

2.67

12.77

13.13

10.95

23.58

51.61

38.85

State government

3.87

9.24

0.98

8.15

3.22

14.67

8.03

28.28

34.52

51.25

Local government

2.45

3.11

4.37

5.79

13.31

8.23

14.33

18.19

18.93

32.23

Geographic areas

                   

New England

8.65

7.56

9.39

13.32

14.01

13.54

9.52

10.77

51.52

131.81

Middle Atlantic

6.72

5.76

0.00

9.34

13.97

20.00

23.34

0.16

34.91

68.50

East North Central

7.38

2.68

1.17

7.16

20.20

14.45

15.74

1.43

59.42

122.15

West North Central

12.71

3.89

13.34

27.80

18.19

0.00

55.47

87.15

101.38

South Atlantic

0.00

8.81

6.83

5.19

10.70

23.49

24.79

47.74

64.80

60.59

East South Central

0.00

0.00

31.77

11.80

56.53

172.34

0.00

0.00

West South Central

5.80

6.35

5.79

0.00

36.93

2.76

17.28

73.25

41.50

Mountain

3.78

9.38

18.52

8.58

92.33

93.42

70.95

Pacific

1.28

6.61

11.04

10.35

31.36

13.84

20.68

22.26

16.99

48.80

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."