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Standard Errors
Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement

Table 12. Standard errors for medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee
premiums by employee contribution requirement, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

Characteristics

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Employee contribution not
required

Employee contribution required

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution

All workers

$5.04

1.5

$10.59

1.5

$4.73

$2.60

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

5.43

1.6

11.52

1.6

5.63

2.85

    Professional and related

5.26

1.7

10.54

1.7

5.91

3.05

        Teachers

5.96

1.9

10.71

1.9

7.52

3.87

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

6.47

2.2

11.80

2.2

8.70

4.41

Service

6.17

2.0

12.26

2.0

6.37

3.07

    Protective service

7.87

2.8

16.12

2.8

8.08

3.42

Sales and office

9.31

2.6

20.64

2.6

6.86

3.79

    Office and administrative support

9.57

2.6

21.18

2.6

7.04

3.96

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

7.88

2.9

10.58

2.9

8.93

5.87

Production, transportation, and material moving

9.59

3.6

14.58

3.6

10.49

10.00

Full time

5.14

1.5

10.88

1.5

4.75

2.53

Part time

13.54

2.7

23.68

2.7

13.50

6.73

Union

7.01

1.6

14.78

1.6

6.44

2.67

Nonunion

4.55

1.9

6.45

1.9

5.48

3.71

Average wage within the following categories:1

           

    Lowest 25 percent

6.84

2.1

14.09

2.1

6.48

4.94

        Lowest 10 percent

9.27

3.0

16.64

3.0

11.20

7.01

    Second 25 percent

8.01

2.2

17.75

2.2

5.66

2.87

    Third 25 percent

6.25

2.0

12.43

2.0

6.62

2.82

    Highest 25 percent

5.04

1.3

9.23

1.3

6.28

3.36

        Highest 10 percent

5.34

2.2

10.04

2.2

7.49

4.99

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

5.07

1.5

10.58

1.5

4.78

2.63

    Education and health services

5.25

1.8

8.39

1.8

5.75

3.62

        Educational services

5.25

1.9

8.08

1.9

6.33

4.10

            Elementary and secondary schools

5.55

1.9

9.34

1.9

7.19

4.07

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

10.12

4.3

15.36

4.3

10.33

7.08

        Health care and social assistance

12.01

3.8

29.53

3.8

7.62

3.69

            Hospitals

14.41

4.5

28.16

4.5

12.41

5.42

    Public administration

9.76

2.2

25.91

2.2

5.65

2.15

1 to 99 workers

14.32

3.9

21.65

3.9

16.42

5.81

    1 to 49 workers

17.40

5.7

16.85

5.7

24.27

9.09

    50 to 99 workers

20.76

5.2

36.51

5.2

14.24

5.34

100 workers or more

4.95

1.5

9.92

1.5

4.93

2.70

    100 to 499 workers

9.70

2.4

18.37

2.4

10.05

4.35

    500 workers or more

5.32

1.8

9.54

1.8

5.40

3.04

State government

13.98

3.1

50.80

3.1

6.69

3.67

Local government

4.23

1.4

6.37

1.4

5.59

2.89

Geographic areas

           

New England

20.72

2.4

30.23

2.4

22.89

4.84

Middle Atlantic

6.91

2.2

8.51

2.2

12.14

3.91

East North Central

16.31

3.0

25.27

3.0

16.70

4.38

West North Central

24.50

8.3

28.16

8.3

13.08

4.83

South Atlantic

8.46

4.3

8.98

4.3

11.54

3.89

East South Central

6.31

2.7

7.50

2.7

6.72

13.97

West South Central

8.82

4.4

11.81

4.4

10.01

6.37

Mountain

20.97

7.3

25.69

7.3

17.84

7.41

Pacific

18.50

3.0

40.92

3.0

13.16

4.99

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: 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.