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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,  State and local government workers, National Compensation
Survey, March 2011

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers

88

12

71

29

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

88

12

70

30

    Professional and related

88

12

69

31

        Teachers

89

11

69

31

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

88

12

67

33

Service

88

12

73

27

    Protective service

88

12

77

23

Sales and office

89

11

73

27

    Office and administrative support

88

12

73

27

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

89

11

73

27

Production, transportation, and material moving

88

12

73

27

Full time

88

12

71

29

Part time

84

16

71

29

Union

89

11

80

20

Nonunion

88

12

64

36

Average wage within the following categories:1

       

    Lowest 25 percent

88

12

64

36

        Lowest 10 percent

89

11

58

42

    Second 25 percent

89

11

74

26

    Third 25 percent

89

11

71

29

    Highest 25 percent

88

12

75

25

        Highest 10 percent

90

10

80

20

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

88

12

71

29

    Education and health services

88

12

68

32

        Educational services

88

12

67

33

            Elementary and secondary schools

88

12

66

34

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

89

11

71

29

        Health care and social assistance

85

15

72

28

            Hospitals

85

15

73

27

    Public administration

89

11

78

22

1 to 99 workers

91

9

71

29

    1 to 49 workers

91

9

72

28

    50 to 99 workers

90

10

70

30

100 workers or more

88

12

72

28

    100 to 499 workers

89

11

72

28

    500 workers or more

88

12

72

28

State government

87

13

74

26

Local government

89

11

71

29

Geographic areas

       

New England

86

14

82

18

Middle Atlantic

91

9

89

11

East North Central

90

10

85

15

West North Central

92

8

69

31

South Atlantic

88

12

66

34

East South Central

88

12

54

46

West South Central

86

14

52

48

Mountain

89

11

66

34

Pacific

86

14

77

23

1The 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.