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Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 16. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

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

Characteristics

Single coverage2

Family coverage2

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$32.50

$54.92

$86.66

$127.74

$185.16

$126.00

$214.72

$335.13

$531.00

$768.87

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

30.76

54.18

86.05

127.77

185.52

126.55

220.98

340.00

549.66

780.00

    Management, business, and financial

33.25

55.71

89.48

127.01

184.74

127.47

227.01

332.78

524.36

762.80

    Professional and related

30.00

53.27

83.49

127.89

185.60

125.00

218.62

343.30

560.00

782.54

        Teachers

20.00

42.00

75.83

127.01

191.34

103.41

220.00

400.79

660.18

872.24

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

20.90

41.85

76.13

127.37

192.05

102.85

213.46

460.72

667.00

910.03

        Registered nurses

33.84

51.78

88.04

125.38

184.17

133.10

220.90

321.49

475.22

683.29

Service

25.00

48.07

82.47

129.99

176.74

121.96

220.98

364.05

567.70

815.09

    Protective service

30.00

49.46

80.00

116.76

180.82

105.00

190.25

287.13

459.00

770.22

Sales and office

33.69

58.31

90.85

130.83

196.89

133.24

230.61

345.93

528.10

776.62

    Sales and related

41.94

70.00

100.75

143.39

213.90

155.82

259.82

356.97

565.00

783.97

    Office and administrative support

30.89

54.00

87.24

124.13

184.04

127.94

220.98

338.53

516.04

771.45

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

34.66

60.00

90.77

135.30

203.25

131.01

214.35

350.49

558.99

786.35

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

32.22

55.56

89.78

135.23

203.25

149.27

217.50

390.84

580.44

897.86

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

37.00

62.50

93.13

135.30

202.74

127.06

212.85

334.85

539.30

757.60

Production, transportation, and material moving

36.00

56.81

83.00

119.93

167.20

108.33

177.36

286.60

444.96

686.74

    Production

36.03

57.20

84.00

116.03

160.41

110.00

173.32

273.00

421.08

632.46

    Transportation and material moving

36.00

56.33

82.47

122.54

174.45

108.33

186.32

299.63

486.04

729.06

Full time

32.04

54.79

86.63

126.36

180.82

125.43

212.72

334.63

528.00

765.74

Part time

34.22

57.55

91.00

163.63

247.14

132.65

240.11

345.93

578.46

840.99

Union

25.72

45.92

72.00

114.99

175.18

80.58

143.24

243.38

425.72

748.33

Nonunion

33.84

56.96

89.23

129.99

185.87

145.00

231.79

352.44

550.56

771.24

Average wage within the following categories:3

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

29.42

54.51

88.57

132.00

185.12

140.99

240.11

384.22

593.00

822.93

        Lowest 10 percent

33.58

54.66

88.83

140.64

192.87

174.28

240.11

392.21

578.46

770.34

    Second 25 percent

35.00

56.70

86.90

127.18

184.86

134.00

220.00

346.57

532.64

791.37

    Third 25 percent

30.46

54.16

85.00

126.29

181.33

119.00

205.00

324.32

516.56

751.70

    Highest 25 percent

33.04

54.78

85.70

126.61

186.56

119.44

206.91

324.14

516.97

733.67

        Highest 10 percent

32.76

54.40

84.99

128.86

186.67

115.96

202.77

313.70

488.10

730.14

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

35.65

56.00

83.00

118.97

161.10

114.87

182.47

280.00

439.27

671.81

Service-providing industries

31.24

54.74

87.92

130.66

188.33

130.00

225.21

349.82

552.38

785.30

    Education and health services

22.56

46.76

78.86

126.76

184.15

115.56

229.09

377.24

612.36

862.00

        Educational services

20.00

39.99

74.27

125.68

187.00

106.30

228.00

395.00

648.00

831.00

            Elementary and secondary schools

20.00

39.71

77.97

128.75

191.34

98.38

225.63

462.96

667.00

901.22

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20.00

39.99

69.15

113.00

181.23

121.31

230.38

355.37

513.00

667.00

        Health care and social assistance

29.00

50.15

83.97

128.33

176.79

134.36

230.00

363.26

589.21

870.75

            Hospitals

33.50

49.84

77.91

119.92

185.52

113.66

197.87

298.18

422.88

630.45

    Public administration

23.07

39.99

66.81

98.80

149.14

89.00

175.00

279.74

419.62

623.45

1 to 99 workers

35.90

62.14

98.25

142.63

203.25

150.00

251.12

393.49

619.75

857.88

    1 to 49 workers

34.38

61.66

99.00

146.90

212.32

140.65

250.00

403.62

631.62

862.00

    50 to 99 workers

40.00

63.00

97.50

135.09

191.00

163.20

257.80

373.54

583.88

818.33

100 workers or more

31.00

51.86

80.68

119.70

173.26

115.96

198.25

311.17

479.30

690.76

    100 to 499 workers

33.84

55.97

86.66

125.21

173.04

130.96

216.65

335.98

510.49

727.94

    500 workers or more

27.15

48.07

74.51

113.02

174.00

105.97

186.27

293.81

457.43

667.00

Geographic areas

                   

New England

43.33

67.15

106.86

145.47

216.62

128.29

216.24

324.98

469.46

714.95

Middle Atlantic

35.00

58.34

88.13

135.81

198.01

111.91

201.43

312.00

503.77

796.10

East North Central

31.39

51.14

81.27

120.28

170.82

90.00

164.80

275.94

414.44

625.21

West North Central

32.50

53.92

82.38

117.68

174.23

124.86

214.47

313.73

494.60

705.79

South Atlantic

35.61

59.00

88.25

125.02

185.12

149.27

237.41

350.70

565.07

782.54

East South Central

20.00

41.77

83.96

126.93

176.58

155.09

258.09

400.00

667.00

764.00

West South Central

32.04

55.53

90.00

130.83

173.46

166.59

265.42

403.59

587.01

804.07

Mountain

32.91

51.43

86.66

129.41

177.44

134.00

220.98

339.00

547.34

769.80

Pacific

25.00

51.17

83.90

128.44

205.05

119.80

204.99

335.51

566.00

855.80

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 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 remai ning percentiles follow the same logic.

3The 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: 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.