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Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee

Table 11. Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and
employee, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers

81

19

70

30

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

83

17

71

29

    Management, business, and financial

82

18

71

29

    Professional and related

83

17

70

30

        Teachers

87

13

67

33

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

88

12

66

34

        Registered nurses

81

19

72

28

Service

81

19

66

34

    Protective service

85

15

74

26

Sales and office

79

21

68

32

    Sales and related

75

25

65

35

    Office and administrative support

81

19

69

31

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

82

18

69

31

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

83

17

68

32

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

81

19

70

30

Production, transportation, and material moving

81

19

73

27

    Production

81

19

74

26

    Transportation and material moving

81

19

72

28

Full time

82

18

70

30

Part time

78

22

70

30

Union

89

11

82

18

Nonunion

79

21

66

34

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

78

22

63

37

        Lowest 10 percent

75

25

62

38

    Second 25 percent

80

20

67

33

    Third 25 percent

82

18

70

30

    Highest 25 percent

83

17

73

27

        Highest 10 percent

84

16

75

25

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

82

18

73

27

Service-providing industries

81

19

69

31

    Education and health services

84

16

67

33

        Educational services

87

13

67

33

            Elementary and secondary schools

88

12

65

35

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

86

14

70

30

        Health care and social assistance

81

19

68

32

            Hospitals

81

19

74

26

    Public administration

89

11

78

22

1 to 99 workers

80

20

64

36

    1 to 49 workers

80

20

64

36

    50 to 99 workers

79

21

65

35

100 workers or more

82

18

72

28

    100 to 499 workers

80

20

70

30

    500 workers or more

84

16

74

26

Geographic areas

       

New England

79

21

74

26

Middle Atlantic

83

17

76

24

East North Central

82

18

75

25

West North Central

83

17

71

29

South Atlantic

80

20

65

35

East South Central

80

20

62

38

West South Central

81

19

62

38

Mountain

81

19

67

33

Pacific

83

17

70

30

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

2The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with
earnings both above and below the threshold. The average wages are based on the estimates published in the
"National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2010." See Technical Note for more
details.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of major plans, key
provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20102011.htm.