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

Table 9. Medical plans, family coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution
requirement, State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2008

(All workers with family 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

$794.72

14

$970.00

86

$765.81

$328.01

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

790.87

14

969.55

86

762.04

347.44

    Professional and related

100

785.31

15

967.26

85

754.38

358.95

        Teachers

100

773.86

17

967.29

83

735.10

390.08

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

773.19

16

1018.54

84

727.86

409.07

        Registered nurses

100

857.99

9

1123.69

91

831.42

281.82

Service

100

808.72

15

1000.22

85

774.31

301.80

    Protective service

100

863.01

14

1039.62

86

834.24

248.94

Sales and office

100

792.55

13

924.61

87

772.29

298.68

    Office and administrative support

100

794.07

13

941.55

87

772.11

298.63

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

791.05

13

965.41

87

763.97

315.88

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

792.68

17

979.04

83

754.73

310.33

Full time

100

792.12

14

973.64

86

762.35

327.72

Part time

100

859.64

16

889.78

84

853.92

335.35

Union

100

915.27

24

978.22

76

895.16

303.66

Nonunion

100

681.53

5

930.38

95

669.20

346.20

Average wage within the following percentiles:1

             

    Less than 10

100

624.49

4

868.59

96

615.25

399.11

    10 to under 25

100

709.22

11

949.94

89

678.94

356.79

    25 to under 50

100

810.74

13

980.66

87

785.90

298.31

    50 to under 75

100

799.32

12

967.93

88

775.29

315.37

    75 to under 90

100

801.54

15

998.81

85

765.77

351.52

    90 or greater

100

914.20

26

953.53

74

900.40

300.50

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

100

$795.16

14

$969.57

86

$766.25

$328.59

    Education and health services

100

762.91

14

975.81

86

727.52

374.42

        Educational services

100

752.85

15

982.10

85

712.78

385.77

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

749.31

17

985.51

83

700.18

415.44

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

758.81

7

952.03

93

743.18

300.95

        Health care and social assistance

100

831.09

10

912.44

90

822.04

301.66

            Hospitals

100

805.04

9

851.63

91

800.43

291.02

    Public administration

100

847.63

13

958.20

87

831.20

250.81

1 to 99 workers

100

779.26

10

1079.78

90

745.99

316.10

    1 to 49 workers

100

745.34

9

1069.83

91

711.66

332.40

    50 to 99 workers

100

818.58

11

1089.99

89

786.33

296.94

100 workers or more

100

796.72

15

960.38

85

768.51

329.64

    100 to 499 workers

100

848.12

15

1038.08

85

813.81

317.58

    500 workers or more

100

779.84

15

933.47

85

753.77

333.56

State government

100

811.22

6

1076.23

94

794.83

268.14

Local government

100

788.38

17

956.29

83

753.09

354.26

Geographic areas

             

New England

100

1103.99

18

1230.43

82

1076.69

270.18

Middle Atlantic

100

948.45

51

940.78

49

956.43

202.96

East North Central

100

1035.68

16

1154.83

84

1012.76

210.25

West North Central

100

787.26

11

967.51

89

764.29

353.48

South Atlantic

100

668.20

1

724.19

99

667.40

368.47

East South Central

100

533.43

2

731.34

98

529.11

384.26

West South Central

100

545.23

Mountain

100

717.91

5

784.96

95

714.72

357.46

Pacific

100

874.93

15

895.87

85

871.32

283.55

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. Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria.