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Medical plans: Employee contributions for single and family coverage Data Table

Table 11. Medical plans: Employee contributions for single and family coverage, private industry workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2008

(Includes workers participating in medical plans with flat dollar amount contributory coverage)

Employee monthly contribution

Single coverage1

Family coverage1

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$28.00

$48.50

$75.00

$110.00

$156.68

$97.07

$175.00

$280.15

$420.42

$637.65

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

26.13

47.38

73.00

106.00

153.17

100.70

178.33

275.00

423.70

625.36

    Management, business, and financial

24.50

45.88

70.45

107.00

145.16

96.43

168.39

268.93

415.57

608.00

    Professional and related

28.09

48.00

74.21

105.39

159.20

108.76

185.65

280.29

427.93

647.04

Service

28.00

52.00

85.00

120.00

171.53

93.16

198.94

301.47

462.25

643.86

Sales and office

30.00

51.17

79.99

113.63

159.84

116.99

197.11

300.00

448.96

650.21

    Sales and related

30.87

54.90

87.00

125.32

166.89

110.38

213.56

303.31

439.85

648.00

    Office and administrative support

30.00

50.00

75.83

108.48

156.18

120.12

193.60

298.84

450.00

655.40

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

29.26

47.71

78.28

116.32

173.32

90.00

168.00

278.00

432.00

650.00

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

22.46

45.00

82.14

117.00

177.65

84.00

188.19

292.76

480.47

701.00

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

30.86

50.23

76.47

115.80

160.36

93.34

164.79

269.85

401.41

631.30

Production, transportation, and material moving

25.00

45.00

67.50

103.55

140.45

78.00

150.68

238.32

357.42

570.05

    Production

24.00

44.00

67.17

102.92

140.45

72.90

139.89

222.78

345.81

543.46

    Transportation and material moving

27.85

46.44

67.50

105.28

140.00

92.95

167.26

252.84

371.00

606.14

Full time

28.00

48.63

74.89

109.02

155.50

99.00

174.72

279.00

415.57

632.71

Part time

27.51

43.85

77.49

125.04

186.23

83.95

180.82

305.82

507.00

657.27

Union

20.67

35.00

57.86

85.79

108.96

48.07

108.00

180.82

276.20

427.29

Nonunion

29.09

50.00

77.97

113.75

159.00

108.33

186.65

290.40

434.54

644.69

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

25.00

43.33

69.98

102.92

140.45

76.89

149.99

238.79

362.36

550.00

    Construction

32.00

50.57

86.52

129.10

179.27

132.31

228.47

367.00

509.30

726.21

    Manufacturing

23.92

41.40

65.98

97.64

133.35

72.90

136.79

214.22

325.62

506.81

Service-providing industries

$29.00

$50.00

$76.92

$113.55

$160.00

$107.32

$187.75

$291.68

$436.22

$649.30

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

29.26

48.97

73.12

112.46

160.15

99.00

176.08

282.12

416.15

648.36

        Wholesale trade

25.00

46.90

70.91

106.29

151.66

90.00

166.21

255.23

414.10

588.49

        Retail trade

31.46

54.44

87.00

128.19

178.38

110.38

216.50

320.00

493.07

697.87

        Transportation and warehousing

29.08

43.78

63.07

88.16

143.95

93.16

162.74

238.32

362.50

652.00

        Utilities

28.32

43.57

67.87

99.14

138.97

78.00

153.61

256.99

335.00

470.82

    Information

20.58

39.78

71.57

101.76

143.85

75.94

139.06

243.66

345.10

553.54

    Financial activities

29.00

50.00

73.80

107.00

155.58

128.00

198.97

296.34

429.52

638.28

        Finance and insurance

30.00

51.13

74.15

106.45

154.99

127.05

197.11

292.49

406.49

610.88

            Credit intermediation and related activities

30.42

52.00

72.79

104.12

146.49

139.66

201.48

301.97

420.08

640.01

            Insurance carriers and related activities

27.56

48.29

74.15

108.00

159.20

106.65

185.33

282.73

402.56

583.36

        Real estate and rental and leasing

25.00

43.53

69.21

112.67

157.39

137.83

228.70

318.96

574.09

722.16

    Professional and business services

34.40

50.50

79.36

108.00

155.08

121.71

187.25

302.97

443.21

678.74

        Professional and technical services

32.50

50.00

75.76

106.00

155.50

150.00

202.00

305.65

501.37

757.55

        Administrative and waste services

32.50

59.32

87.36

121.68

162.10

72.69

174.72

302.97

429.18

609.11

    Education and health services

25.00

49.33

78.86

113.75

167.17

116.67

215.00

322.81

488.05

729.21

        Educational services

25.00

47.41

75.70

112.57

175.99

131.98

220.40

331.22

516.00

646.06

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

27.52

50.00

82.00

123.32

176.07

161.00

237.00

320.66

478.43

581.00

        Health care and social assistance

25.00

49.83

79.28

113.75

163.94

109.18

212.92

320.31

474.78

735.18

    Leisure and hospitality

36.83

58.00

87.69

126.41

176.58

149.26

199.18

276.10

407.69

600.12

        Accommodation and food services

36.83

58.00

89.70

126.83

180.56

140.70

199.81

276.10

402.28

595.83

    Other services

36.08

54.64

88.80

128.28

198.97

86.21

175.36

323.76

455.66

613.34

1 to 99 workers

30.00

53.53

86.28

123.04

175.00

112.92

203.65

319.82

502.62

727.94

    1 to 49 workers

30.00

54.32

88.83

127.50

183.18

106.62

207.00

324.45

508.71

722.30

    50 to 99 workers

30.33

52.00

79.28

113.63

158.70

120.18

200.00

312.36

492.76

738.49

100 workers or more

26.00

45.26

69.00

102.80

143.29

93.00

164.44

255.03

373.00

559.00

    100 to 499 workers

26.00

46.42

71.28

104.00

143.00

96.84

172.43

276.76

400.00

588.68

    500 workers or more

26.48

44.00

66.60

100.58

143.85

90.00

158.16

231.82

327.92

487.53

Geographic areas

                   

Metropolitan areas

27.00

48.08

74.67

109.96

156.29

95.21

174.72

280.16

422.13

642.62

Nonmetropolitan areas

30.86

50.50

76.92

114.30

158.92

113.79

181.00

278.00

412.00

598.39

New England

34.59

65.73

103.35

140.03

198.97

122.99

225.72

301.72

415.00

583.09

Middle Atlantic

22.69

46.42

74.99

108.93

152.30

75.00

157.77

259.32

386.18

663.97

East North Central

30.00

45.93

70.89

108.00

157.11

82.97

150.00

244.12

373.80

556.15

West North Central

26.93

48.33

69.23

101.75

147.00

103.43

165.00

271.97

413.80

581.00

South Atlantic

30.31

50.00

78.00

109.70

152.55

130.04

201.83

309.94

442.38

674.49

East South Central

24.52

54.06

80.00

121.32

185.13

90.00

179.08

283.84

430.00

608.23

West South Central

30.00

50.00

72.00

104.00

146.54

121.95

203.48

302.00

450.07

676.55

Mountain

31.64

50.89

79.67

108.96

150.00

120.24

200.66

287.38

427.29

647.06

Pacific

20.00

43.53

69.52

106.99

152.02

88.29

161.85

276.01

455.59

649.31

Footnotes:

1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of participating workers pay the same as or more than the premium shown, and half pay the same as or less than the premium shown. At the 25th percentile, one-fourth of participating workers pay the same or less than the premium shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.