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Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement

Table 14. Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee
contribution requirement, State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers with family coverage medical care benefits = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Total

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

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution

All workers

100

$919.10

12

$1,205.86

88

$881.19

$398.44

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

909.36

12

1,231.05

88

866.93

414.46

    Professional and related

100

902.01

12

1,250.95

88

854.50

428.43

        Teachers

100

899.46

14

1,272.59

86

836.92

453.17

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

893.60

16

1,282.72

84

821.63

476.40

Service

100

936.20

12

1,175.37

88

903.24

379.27

    Protective service

100

1,004.03

12

1,214.17

88

975.41

330.90

Sales and office

100

937.77

10

1,178.71

90

909.68

373.34

    Office and administrative support

100

937.70

10

1,189.01

90

908.71

373.66

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

902.54

10

1,200.75

90

869.60

361.42

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

924.92

17

1,136.23

83

881.44

419.58

Full time

100

917.80

12

1,209.36

88

879.23

397.32

Part time

100

951.42

11

1,116.80

89

929.95

426.49

Union

100

1,078.75

20

1,221.38

80

1,042.42

361.95

Nonunion

100

766.81

3

1,118.75

97

754.24

427.17

Average wage within the following categories:1

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

796.10

7

1,203.50

93

767.16

444.88

        Lowest 10 percent

100

706.90

3

1,160.32

97

691.49

494.75

    Second 25 percent

100

938.19

11

1,144.49

89

913.91

361.62

    Third 25 percent

100

908.08

10

1,184.66

90

877.84

383.88

    Highest 25 percent

100

999.67

18

1,243.83

82

947.74

404.56

        Highest 10 percent

100

1,097.99

24

1,229.12

76

1,056.37

366.55

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

100

919.46

12

1,205.39

88

881.44

399.39

    Education and health services

100

870.46

12

1,240.32

88

820.28

444.00

        Educational services

100

858.37

13

1,249.52

87

800.96

454.32

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

855.36

15

1,260.58

85

784.49

487.80

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

870.08

6

1,170.20

94

850.37

357.38

        Health care and social assistance

100

951.14

6

1,114.82

94

940.21

379.92

            Hospitals

100

947.39

8

1,118.67

92

932.32

372.87

    Public administration

100

1,002.02

11

1,142.14

89

985.11

320.38

1 to 99 workers

100

909.34

9

1,303.45

91

871.41

377.10

    1 to 49 workers

100

907.95

8

1,245.47

92

880.47

357.28

    50 to 99 workers

100

911.10

10

1,357.11

90

859.50

403.16

100 workers or more

100

920.34

12

1,196.79

88

882.48

401.27

    100 to 499 workers

100

979.33

12

1,293.44

88

937.46

403.65

    500 workers or more

100

901.29

12

1,166.55

88

864.65

400.49

State government

100

940.99

2

1,085.19

98

937.34

322.09

Local government

100

910.65

15

1,213.41

85

856.27

432.33

Geographic areas

             

New England

100

1,255.17

12

1,265.68

88

1,253.70

313.29

Middle Atlantic

100

1,130.81

42

1,158.28

58

1,110.63

284.47

East North Central

100

1,185.57

17

1,342.32

83

1,154.33

254.03

West North Central

100

929.16

12

1,292.09

88

881.99

431.05

South Atlantic

100

780.89

1

1,177.07

99

778.22

401.30

East South Central

100

594.56

West South Central

100

596.49

Mountain

100

824.77

Pacific

100

1,051.84

12

1,192.47

88

1,032.89

393.14

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. Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. 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.