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

Table 11. Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee
contribution requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers with single 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

$400.49

18

$505.75

82

$377.84

$113.24

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

422.68

19

496.82

81

405.23

111.59

    Management, business, and financial

100

402.56

14

501.29

86

385.96

110.05

    Professional and related

100

431.82

21

495.44

79

414.74

112.34

        Teachers

100

476.68

31

516.97

69

458.54

115.36

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

479.63

33

518.31

67

460.92

120.06

        Registered nurses

100

410.20

11

536.67

89

393.87

113.75

Service

100

396.49

19

503.89

81

371.89

108.92

    Protective service

100

467.15

24

519.14

76

451.24

107.09

Sales and office

100

373.82

15

485.05

85

353.90

117.05

    Sales and related

100

317.85

9

408.93

91

309.47

126.00

    Office and administrative support

100

396.13

18

499.34

82

373.64

113.07

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

412.68

27

590.92

73

357.40

120.94

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

434.37

37

610.64

63

356.79

119.13

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

396.89

19

567.41

81

357.79

122.07

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

385.56

15

498.70

85

366.22

110.63

    Production

100

383.65

14

515.96

86

363.49

111.32

    Transportation and material moving

100

387.71

17

482.74

83

369.40

109.83

Full time

100

403.37

18

507.21

82

380.62

111.78

Part time

100

352.36

15

472.80

85

333.91

136.21

Union

100

500.94

34

575.72

66

465.84

114.24

Nonunion

100

374.47

14

464.46

86

359.79

113.03

Average wage within the following categories2:

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

337.45

15

445.49

85

320.04

119.09

        Lowest 10 percent

100

309.72

11

468.76

89

292.21

123.59

    Second 25 percent

100

380.85

16

476.62

84

363.32

112.70

    Third 25 percent

100

407.92

19

510.45

81

384.75

112.09

    Highest 25 percent

100

432.34

21

534.54

79

406.45

112.42

        Highest 10 percent

100

432.46

20

514.06

80

412.60

111.42

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

100

394.01

18

548.66

82

365.59

109.37

Service-providing industries

100

401.89

18

497.80

82

380.58

114.11

    Education and health services

100

434.23

20

501.69

80

417.12

112.10

        Educational services

100

461.23

26

508.32

74

444.40

114.06

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

470.61

30

518.21

70

449.92

119.68

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

447.35

17

487.78

83

438.79

99.34

        Health care and social assistance

100

410.97

15

491.64

85

396.77

110.64

            Hospitals

100

427.62

14

536.79

86

409.54

109.82

    Public administration

100

495.33

27

549.41

73

475.89

98.31

1 to 99 workers

100

385.81

23

495.14

77

354.68

121.67

    1 to 49 workers

100

386.64

25

493.02

75

352.33

121.80

    50 to 99 workers

100

383.93

18

502.00

82

359.56

121.40

100 workers or more

100

409.03

16

514.79

84

390.19

108.74

    100 to 499 workers

100

387.78

14

508.92

86

369.68

110.89

    500 workers or more

100

426.72

17

518.56

83

408.08

106.86

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

100

440.59

21

541.86

79

414.91

121.55

    New England

100

418.90

11

521.61

89

407.90

128.05

    Middle Atlantic

100

447.86

24

544.63

76

417.69

118.96

South

100

373.21

15

464.06

85

357.33

110.77

    South Atlantic

100

383.16

13

487.41

87

367.93

112.63

    East South Central

100

353.15

12

435.12

88

342.98

103.34

    West South Central

100

366.72

21

447.54

79

346.02

111.58

Midwest

100

393.80

16

511.81

84

372.96

110.51

    East North Central

100

401.03

15

524.11

85

380.30

113.01

    West North Central

100

378.79

17

489.17

83

357.37

105.19

West

100

415.52

23

516.41

77

385.59

113.16

    Mountain

100

402.46

22

488.50

78

378.90

107.12

    Pacific

100

420.97

24

527.08

76

388.45

115.74

1Includes 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.

2Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above
and below the threshold.  The categories were formed using percentile estimates generated using ECEC data for March 2014.


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/glossary20132014.htm.