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

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers

81

19

71

29

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

82

18

72

28

    Management, business, and financial

82

18

72

28

    Professional and related

82

18

72

28

Service

77

23

66

34

Sales and office

80

20

68

32

    Sales and related

77

23

67

33

    Office and administrative support

81

19

68

32

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

84

16

73

27

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

87

13

74

26

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

80

20

71

29

Production, transportation, and material moving

83

17

75

25

    Production

83

17

77

23

    Transportation and material moving

82

18

72

28

Full time

81

19

71

29

Part time

78

22

68

32

Union

92

8

87

13

Nonunion

79

21

68

32

Average wage within the following percentiles:1

       

    Less than 10

73

27

63

37

    10 to under 25

76

24

64

36

    25 to under 50

79

21

68

32

    50 to under 75

82

18

71

29

    75 to under 90

84

16

75

25

    90 or greater

82

18

75

25

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

84

16

76

24

    Construction

85

15

71

29

    Manufacturing

83

17

77

23

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

Service-providing industries

80

20

69

31

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

79

21

69

31

        Wholesale trade

81

19

71

29

        Retail trade

76

24

65

35

        Transportation and warehousing

83

17

73

27

        Utilities

85

15

79

21

    Information

84

16

78

22

    Financial activities

82

18

71

29

        Finance and insurance

81

19

71

29

            Credit intermediation and related activities

80

20

68

32

            Insurance carriers and related activities

82

18

73

27

        Real estate and rental and leasing

85

15

69

31

    Professional and business services

79

21

68

32

        Professional and technical services

82

18

67

33

        Administrative and waste services

75

25

66

34

    Education and health services

82

18

68

32

        Educational services

83

17

67

33

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

82

18

69

31

        Health care and social assistance

82

18

69

31

    Leisure and hospitality

74

26

64

36

        Accommodation and food services

73

27

63

37

    Other services

82

18

68

32

1 to 99 workers

81

19

66

34

    1 to 49 workers

81

19

66

34

    50 to 99 workers

80

20

66

34

100 workers or more

81

19

74

26

    100 to 499 workers

81

19

72

28

    500 workers or more

82

18

76

24

Geographic areas

       

Metropolitan areas

81

19

71

29

Nonmetropolitan areas

80

20

68

32

New England

78

22

71

29

Middle Atlantic

83

17

75

25

East North Central

81

19

75

25

West North Central

82

18

72

28

South Atlantic

80

20

66

34

East South Central

77

23

66

34

West South Central

82

18

66

34

Mountain

80

20

67

33

Pacific

84

16

72

28

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.