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Medical plans, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement Standard Errors

Table 7. Standard errors for 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

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

$4.31

1.8

$7.24

1.8

$4.95

$1.66

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

5.32

1.9

9.11

1.9

6.17

2.22

    Professional and related

5.37

1.9

9.13

1.9

6.24

2.52

        Teachers

5.88

1.7

9.06

1.7

8.37

2.96

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

6.96

1.9

11.23

1.9

9.82

3.18

        Registered nurses

11.06

4.9

27.40

4.9

11.51

5.93

Service

5.04

2.3

7.22

2.3

6.69

1.96

    Protective service

7.68

3.0

11.72

3.0

9.82

2.68

Sales and office

7.55

2.8

16.24

2.8

5.29

2.34

    Office and administrative support

7.77

2.9

16.66

2.9

5.45

2.42

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

9.32

3.0

15.78

3.0

10.06

4.63

Production, transportation, and material moving

7.99

3.7

14.04

3.7

10.48

4.67

Full time

4.34

1.8

7.26

1.8

5.13

1.67

Part time

16.50

4.5

35.60

4.5

10.56

7.44

Union

5.24

1.7

9.55

1.7

5.09

2.19

Nonunion

5.23

2.8

6.10

2.8

7.06

2.14

Average wage within the following percentiles:1

           

    Less than 10

6.68

5.5

5.27

5.5

10.77

5.01

    10 to under 25

7.09

2.7

12.22

2.7

7.13

3.19

    25 to under 50

5.53

2.6

9.69

2.6

6.00

2.22

    50 to under 75

6.00

2.1

12.21

2.1

6.51

2.11

    75 to under 90

7.48

1.8

13.01

1.8

9.17

2.84

    90 or greater

6.86

1.8

11.07

1.8

6.72

2.92

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

$4.36

1.8

$7.30

1.8

$5.01

$1.68

    Education and health services

4.51

2.1

7.16

2.1

5.70

2.46

        Educational services

4.91

2.0

7.67

2.0

6.51

2.76

            Elementary and secondary schools

5.81

1.9

9.04

1.9

8.04

3.35

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

6.40

6.0

7.66

6.0

9.09

3.95

        Health care and social assistance

8.68

4.5

17.47

4.5

8.41

3.15

            Hospitals

9.74

6.0

17.06

6.0

9.56

3.52

    Public administration

6.47

2.1

14.04

2.1

5.85

2.25

1 to 99 workers

13.97

4.1

19.90

4.1

14.47

3.08

    1 to 49 workers

11.35

5.4

19.33

5.4

13.72

4.31

    50 to 99 workers

25.98

5.2

31.13

5.2

28.18

4.65

100 workers or more

4.04

1.8

6.92

1.8

4.79

1.76

    100 to 499 workers

10.05

2.9

17.13

2.9

9.18

3.36

    500 workers or more

4.01

2.0

5.40

2.0

5.13

2.00

State government

9.57

4.3

27.92

4.3

5.59

2.11

Local government

4.65

1.5

6.55

1.5

6.44

2.13

Geographic areas

           

New England

14.47

8.2

15.26

8.2

10.24

9.35

Middle Atlantic

7.12

3.5

3.67

3.5

16.36

3.32

East North Central

14.19

2.4

32.41

2.4

10.97

3.52

West North Central

10.94

9.2

14.64

9.2

10.82

10.38

South Atlantic

6.95

3.7

8.92

3.7

9.21

3.79

East South Central

19.43

9.2

6.84

9.2

32.77

6.88

West South Central

5.31

5.8

7.43

5.8

7.11

4.14

Mountain

10.76

7.1

19.95

7.1

18.23

10.70

Pacific

14.69

3.1

26.41

3.1

12.86

2.77

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.