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Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee Data Table

Table 6. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee,
civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2008

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers participating in medical plans

83

17

71

29

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

84

16

72

28

    Management, business, and financial

83

17

72

28

    Professional and related

85

15

72

28

        Teachers

90

10

70

30

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

90

10

68

32

        Registered nurses

82

18

71

29

Service

81

19

69

31

Sales and office

81

19

69

31

    Sales and related

77

23

67

33

    Office and administrative support

82

18

69

31

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

84

16

73

27

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

87

13

74

26

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

81

19

72

28

Production, transportation, and material moving

83

17

75

25

    Production

83

17

77

23

    Transportation and material moving

83

17

73

27

Full time

83

17

71

29

Part time

79

21

69

31

Union

91

9

85

15

Nonunion

80

20

67

33

Average wage within the following percentiles:2

       

    Less than 10

74

26

63

37

    10 to under 25

77

23

64

36

    25 to under 50

81

19

68

32

    50 to under 75

84

16

72

28

    75 to under 90

86

14

74

26

    90 or greater

85

15

76

24

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

84

16

76

24

Service-providing industries

83

17

70

30

    Education and health services

86

14

69

31

        Educational services

89

11

69

31

            Elementary and secondary schools

90

10

68

32

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

88

12

71

29

        Health care and social assistance

83

17

69

31

            Hospitals

83

17

73

27

    Public administration

90

10

79

21

1 to 99 workers

82

18

67

33

    1 to 49 workers

82

18

67

33

    50 to 99 workers

81

19

67

33

100 workers or more

84

16

74

26

    100 to 499 workers

82

18

72

28

    500 workers or more

85

15

75

25

Geographic areas

       

New England

79

21

73

27

Middle Atlantic

85

15

78

22

East North Central

82

18

77

23

West North Central

83

17

72

28

South Atlantic

81

19

66

34

East South Central

80

20

64

36

West South Central

83

17

64

36

Mountain

82

18

67

33

Pacific

85

15

74

26

Footnotes:

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.

2The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2007." See Technical Note for more details.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals.