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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,  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

72

28

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

88

12

72

28

    Professional and related

88

12

71

29

        Teachers

90

10

71

29

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

90

10

70

30

Service

87

13

73

27

    Protective service

87

13

76

24

Sales and office

88

12

72

28

    Office and administrative support

88

12

73

27

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

88

12

72

28

Production, transportation, and material moving

88

12

73

27

Full time

88

12

72

28

Part time

85

15

72

28

Union

89

11

80

20

Nonunion

86

14

62

38

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

87

13

64

36

        Lowest 10 percent

86

14

58

42

    Second 25 percent

88

12

73

27

    Third 25 percent

88

12

71

29

    Highest 25 percent

89

11

76

24

        Highest 10 percent

91

9

81

19

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

88

12

72

28

    Education and health services

88

12

70

30

        Educational services

89

11

70

30

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

11

69

31

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

89

11

72

28

        Health care and social assistance

83

17

70

30

            Hospitals

81

19

68

32

    Public administration

87

13

76

24

1 to 99 workers

91

9

72

28

    1 to 49 workers

91

9

72

28

    50 to 99 workers

90

10

71

29

100 workers or more

88

12

72

28

    100 to 499 workers

90

10

72

28

    500 workers or more

87

13

72

28

State government

87

13

75

25

Local government

89

11

71

29

Geographic areas

       

New England

87

13

78

22

Middle Atlantic

90

10

88

12

East North Central

90

10

82

18

West North Central

91

9

66

34

South Atlantic

85

15

60

40

East South Central

86

14

53

47

West South Central

85

15

51

49

Mountain

84

16

59

41

Pacific

89

11

81

19

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

2The 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.