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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, State and local government workers, 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

$476.39

29

$520.88

71

$458.33

$104.73

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

481.07

29

526.68

71

462.46

107.69

    Professional and related

100

479.05

30

525.82

70

459.44

111.07

        Teachers

100

482.57

32

527.57

68

461.47

114.65

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

483.20

32

525.68

68

463.03

121.92

Service

100

467.09

28

504.62

72

452.45

103.13

    Protective service

100

485.55

29

520.97

71

471.56

103.00

Sales and office

100

475.69

30

521.01

70

456.35

100.60

    Office and administrative support

100

476.43

29

525.22

71

456.34

101.71

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

463.95

29

522.54

71

440.55

92.73

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

477.90

29

516.63

71

462.63

102.76

Full time

100

477.39

29

519.87

71

460.14

103.60

Part time

100

451.20

29

546.32

71

412.34

133.47

Union

100

516.14

31

568.90

69

492.47

120.17

Nonunion

100

436.95

27

465.85

73

426.37

90.28

Average wage within the following categories1:

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

436.36

30

467.64

70

423.29

95.96

        Lowest 10 percent

100

418.18

30

417.18

70

418.60

87.32

    Second 25 percent

100

481.82

28

535.22

72

460.91

99.97

    Third 25 percent

100

477.24

30

524.53

70

456.88

100.24

    Highest 25 percent

100

498.54

28

544.02

72

480.81

118.12

        Highest 10 percent

100

509.45

33

546.26

67

491.72

114.86

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

100

476.76

29

521.07

71

458.61

105.02

    Education and health services

100

466.48

30

512.87

70

446.81

111.04

        Educational services

100

466.00

29

511.56

71

447.39

111.62

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

470.77

31

515.45

69

450.47

121.19

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

455.30

23

492.44

77

444.39

81.32

        Health care and social assistance

100

469.52

35

519.70

65

442.91

107.11

            Hospitals

100

469.40

40

520.55

60

435.07

111.48

    Public administration

100

495.33

27

549.41

73

475.89

98.31

1 to 99 workers

100

477.15

44

518.48

56

444.78

83.17

    1 to 49 workers

100

486.98

40

513.57

60

468.80

74.52

    50 to 99 workers

100

467.40

47

522.67

53

418.04

92.80

100 workers or more

100

476.30

27

521.36

73

459.60

106.75

    100 to 499 workers

100

484.67

30

530.06

70

465.63

102.30

    500 workers or more

100

473.62

26

518.22

74

457.75

108.12

State government

100

471.91

20

546.83

80

453.03

87.75

Local government

100

478.22

33

514.34

67

460.87

112.89

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

100

509.46

30

528.93

70

501.00

112.24

    New England

100

541.82

12

570.04

88

537.93

121.11

    Middle Atlantic

100

498.69

36

524.38

64

484.02

108.16

South

100

430.88

28

473.59

72

414.61

93.47

    South Atlantic

100

459.69

22

503.26

78

447.44

88.24

    East South Central

100

396.17

15

429.43

85

390.25

70.89

    West South Central

100

409.58

45

461.10

55

367.48

128.90

Midwest

100

490.73

29

515.61

71

480.55

99.53

    East North Central

100

505.84

18

558.70

82

494.04

103.76

    West North Central

100

467.00

46

488.75

54

448.52

89.47

West

100

516.52

30

597.33

70

482.12

124.13

    Mountain

100

477.94

34

496.50

66

468.03

93.62

    Pacific

100

529.87

29

640.53

71

486.54

133.70

1Surveyed 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.