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

Table 10. Health care benefits:1 Share of premiums paid by employer and
employee, civilian workers,2 National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers

79

21

67

33

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

80

20

68

32

    Management, business, and financial

78

22

68

32

    Professional and related

81

19

68

32

        Teachers

88

12

69

31

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

89

11

69

31

        Registered nurses

75

25

65

35

Service

80

20

66

34

    Protective service

84

16

73

27

Sales and office

75

25

64

36

    Sales and related

70

30

61

39

    Office and administrative support

77

23

66

34

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

81

19

68

32

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

83

17

67

33

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

79

21

68

32

Production, transportation, and material moving

79

21

71

29

    Production

79

21

72

28

    Transportation and material moving

78

22

69

31

Full time

79

21

67

33

Part time

76

24

66

34

Union

88

12

81

19

Nonunion

76

24

63

37

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Lowest 25 percent

75

25

61

39

        Lowest 10 percent

74

26

62

38

    Second 25 percent

77

23

64

36

    Third 25 percent

79

21

67

33

    Highest 25 percent

81

19

71

29

        Highest 10 percent

81

19

72

28

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

79

21

71

29

Service-providing industries

79

21

66

34

    Education and health services

82

18

66

34

        Educational services

87

13

68

32

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

11

69

31

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

84

16

69

31

        Health care and social assistance

77

23

63

37

            Hospitals

74

26

65

35

    Public administration

87

13

76

24

1 to 99 workers

78

22

63

37

    1 to 49 workers

78

22

62

38

    50 to 99 workers

78

22

64

36

100 workers or more

79

21

69

31

    100 to 499 workers

77

23

67

33

    500 workers or more

80

20

71

29

Geographic areas

       

New England

75

25

69

31

Middle Atlantic

81

19

74

26

East North Central

79

21

72

28

West North Central

79

21

67

33

South Atlantic

76

24

61

39

East South Central

77

23

61

39

West South Central

78

22

60

40

Mountain

77

23

63

37

Pacific

81

19

69

31

1Health care is a collective term for the following benefits: medical, dental, and vision care benefits; and outpatient
prescription drug coverage.

2Includes 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.

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: 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.