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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, private industry 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

$3.58

0.7

$8.10

0.7

$2.83

$0.94

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

4.49

1.2

12.16

1.2

3.21

1.39

    Management, business, and financial

5.29

1.4

18.01

1.4

3.72

2.20

    Professional and related

4.96

1.6

13.66

1.6

4.39

2.04

Service

12.48

2.3

44.13

2.3

7.43

3.65

Sales and office

2.94

1.0

10.73

1.0

2.41

0.99

    Sales and related

3.98

1.8

11.90

1.8

3.92

1.95

    Office and administrative support

3.71

1.0

12.98

1.0

3.17

1.37

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

10.82

1.5

20.83

1.5

9.74

2.29

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

20.11

2.4

32.65

2.4

18.17

4.32

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

8.16

2.0

15.85

2.0

10.09

3.07

Production, transportation, and material moving

6.20

1.4

11.93

1.4

6.20

1.94

    Production

8.29

2.2

9.19

2.2

9.70

2.64

    Transportation and material moving

7.00

1.9

22.89

1.9

3.88

3.02

Full time

3.60

0.7

7.81

0.7

3.05

0.92

Part time

11.12

1.9

34.59

1.9

6.03

4.07

Union

11.18

1.7

17.41

1.7

13.32

2.20

Nonunion

2.72

0.7

5.32

0.7

2.63

1.03

Average wage within the following percentiles:1

           

    Less than 10

11.68

3.1

40.54

3.1

10.55

3.91

    10 to under 25

4.85

1.8

11.51

1.8

4.62

2.67

    25 to under 50

3.25

0.9

9.70

0.9

3.06

1.83

    50 to under 75

4.72

1.1

15.36

1.1

3.67

1.29

    75 to under 90

5.70

1.4

10.12

1.4

6.55

1.26

    90 or greater

6.26

2.0

14.57

2.0

5.14

1.91

Establishment characteristics

           

Goods-producing industries

7.90

1.5

15.77

1.5

6.75

1.58

    Construction

21.29

2.3

33.74

2.3

17.25

3.35

    Manufacturing

6.84

1.8

12.56

1.8

7.42

1.82

Service-providing industries

$3.77

0.8

$12.35

0.8

$2.59

$0.99

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

3.36

1.1

11.82

1.1

2.74

1.69

        Wholesale trade

5.16

1.7

15.13

1.7

5.47

3.62

        Retail trade

4.54

1.6

15.99

1.6

3.55

1.88

        Transportation and warehousing

9.93

3.1

39.84

3.1

5.49

5.14

        Utilities

11.83

3.1

32.03

3.1

14.16

6.20

    Information

10.21

2.8

17.20

2.8

10.41

4.24

    Financial activities

4.39

1.5

18.32

1.5

2.63

1.97

        Finance and insurance

4.18

1.6

25.37

1.6

2.64

2.16

            Credit intermediation and related activities

4.56

1.9

9.34

1.9

4.57

2.73

            Insurance carriers and related activities

13.01

2.4

61.80

2.4

5.06

4.17

        Real estate and rental and leasing

18.99

4.4

32.51

4.4

8.39

7.60

    Professional and business services

5.99

2.0

19.28

2.0

7.72

2.46

        Professional and technical services

8.53

2.6

15.31

2.6

9.55

3.26

        Administrative and waste services

13.64

3.7

43.08

3.7

17.03

7.26

    Education and health services

8.54

2.1

33.93

2.1

4.44

2.66

        Educational services

11.85

4.2

41.76

4.2

6.01

3.27

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

7.11

5.5

14.97

5.5

6.02

3.04

        Health care and social assistance

9.79

2.4

41.07

2.4

5.17

3.14

    Leisure and hospitality

12.01

        Accommodation and food services

12.84

    Other services

14.71

4.2

35.82

4.2

9.74

5.70

1 to 99 workers

4.77

1.2

9.50

1.2

3.87

1.58

    1 to 49 workers

5.03

1.5

8.64

1.5

5.12

1.97

    50 to 99 workers

8.32

1.9

21.10

1.9

4.84

2.88

100 workers or more

4.57

0.8

13.98

0.8

3.65

1.14

    100 to 499 workers

4.64

1.1

14.53

1.1

3.36

1.53

    500 workers or more

8.32

1.3

32.31

1.3

6.44

1.77

Geographic areas

           

Metropolitan areas

3.43

0.7

8.53

0.7

2.53

1.03

Nonmetropolitan areas

12.05

2.5

20.26

2.5

12.30

2.05

New England

11.16

2.7

44.78

2.7

6.40

3.83

Middle Atlantic

2.74

1.0

23.11

1.0

7.50

2.60

East North Central

10.08

1.8

12.18

1.8

8.51

2.44

West North Central

17.99

2.6

47.90

2.6

12.57

2.65

South Atlantic

3.83

1.8

8.09

1.8

4.19

1.40

East South Central

17.57

3.9

5.68

3.9

19.50

3.54

West South Central

7.12

1.5

14.88

1.5

6.49

2.59

Mountain

6.88

1.4

25.54

1.4

7.17

5.09

Pacific

13.02

1.8

23.19

1.8

7.89

2.11

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