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Medical plans, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement Data Table

Table 7. Medical plans, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution
requirement, State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2008

(All workers with single coverage medical plans = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Total

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

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution

All workers

100

$399.86

39

$423.06

61

$385.04

$73.34

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

406.76

39

432.08

61

390.59

76.01

    Professional and related

100

406.37

39

433.58

61

388.69

77.60

        Teachers

100

417.91

43

442.42

57

399.17

78.85

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

428.39

43

461.24

57

403.85

81.20

        Registered nurses

100

373.08

25

409.54

75

360.66

78.77

Service

100

387.38

38

401.00

62

378.92

68.27

    Protective service

100

391.95

36

413.82

64

379.88

63.32

Sales and office

100

392.89

39

420.02

61

375.75

70.41

    Office and administrative support

100

393.63

38

424.89

62

374.37

70.71

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

392.81

38

414.74

62

379.55

73.91

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

400.83

45

425.79

55

380.08

71.12

Full time

100

399.41

39

421.84

61

385.04

72.34

Part time

100

411.05

37

455.17

63

385.00

97.48

Union

100

432.80

43

462.03

57

410.94

77.04

Nonunion

100

368.81

35

378.64

65

363.42

70.26

Average wage within the following percentiles:1

             

    Less than 10

100

364.13

40

357.61

60

368.52

75.86

    10 to under 25

100

375.13

41

400.80

59

357.22

77.50

    25 to under 50

100

392.14

38

414.10

62

378.73

70.04

    50 to under 75

100

399.04

39

423.11

61

383.87

69.07

    75 to under 90

100

417.24

37

449.15

63

398.46

78.34

    90 or greater

100

431.66

42

456.07

58

414.31

74.59

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

100

$400.42

39

$423.34

61

$385.68

$73.47

    Education and health services

100

398.75

40

422.45

60

382.83

77.93

        Educational services

100

402.39

41

423.34

59

387.61

77.91

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

412.84

43

435.29

57

395.77

82.41

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

363.99

36

374.76

64

357.99

64.68

        Health care and social assistance

100

373.81

32

414.55

68

354.68

78.03

            Hospitals

100

360.44

34

404.61

66

337.75

80.67

    Public administration

100

395.55

35

416.72

65

384.13

66.75

1 to 99 workers

100

411.94

46

416.99

54

407.65

70.60

    1 to 49 workers

100

400.07

47

399.27

53

400.77

64.73

    50 to 99 workers

100

425.82

45

438.57

55

415.42

77.24

100 workers or more

100

398.31

38

424.01

62

382.49

73.65

    100 to 499 workers

100

423.71

42

456.46

58

399.85

75.81

    500 workers or more

100

389.94

37

411.75

63

377.26

73.00

State government

100

383.73

29

420.88

71

368.93

66.51

Local government

100

406.02

43

423.61

57

392.75

76.61

Geographic areas

             

New England

100

451.02

27

492.36

73

435.37

89.28

Middle Atlantic

100

392.08

55

387.81

45

397.35

62.73

East North Central

100

451.26

29

542.05

71

413.90

61.33

West North Central

100

376.98

51

404.87

49

348.33

85.04

South Atlantic

100

359.97

33

383.74

67

348.42

73.65

East South Central

100

388.43

46

363.10

54

409.78

61.63

West South Central

100

337.46

40

352.23

60

327.47

87.83

Mountain

100

405.75

36

437.09

64

387.78

65.15

Pacific

100

458.24

35

527.20

65

421.78

77.93

Footnotes:

1The 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.