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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, private industry 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

$381.31

16

$498.33

84

$360.84

$115.04

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

398.48

15

472.81

85

385.43

112.93

    Management, business, and financial

100

387.44

12

490.49

88

372.78

112.91

    Professional and related

100

405.20

17

464.66

83

393.49

112.95

Service

100

361.42

14

503.16

86

338.44

111.32

    Protective service

100

395.94

Sales and office

100

360.60

14

474.54

86

343.15

118.78

    Sales and related

100

315.74

8

404.32

92

308.24

126.55

    Office and administrative support

100

381.43

16

490.61

84

360.90

114.83

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

404.64

26

604.28

74

345.32

125.04

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

428.62

38

626.38

62

341.55

127.13

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

388.70

18

579.08

82

347.44

123.87

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

380.86

15

496.84

85

362.13

110.97

    Production

100

381.57

14

515.97

86

361.88

111.49

    Transportation and material moving

100

380.00

16

477.45

84

362.44

110.31

Full time

100

384.21

16

500.96

84

363.36

113.56

Part time

100

336.89

12

441.94

88

324.14

136.55

Union

100

486.44

36

581.86

64

439.71

108.43

Nonunion

100

365.34

12

464.01

88

351.69

115.80

Average wage within the following categories1:

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

325.06

12

444.47

88

309.47

121.74

        Lowest 10 percent

100

299.43

12

483.34

88

279.37

128.26

    Second 25 percent

100

364.03

13

466.25

87

349.48

114.68

    Third 25 percent

100

386.97

17

497.06

83

365.92

115.45

    Highest 25 percent

100

409.23

18

530.77

82

384.51

112.49

        Highest 10 percent

100

405.21

16

489.06

84

389.75

111.47

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

100

393.27

18

549.41

82

364.53

109.71

    Construction

100

422.96

37

620.16

63

332.80

135.79

    Manufacturing

100

387.55

12

499.78

88

373.25

104.41

Service-providing industries

100

377.93

15

483.08

85

359.81

116.52

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

100

347.14

13

443.56

87

333.68

122.68

        Wholesale trade

100

351.00

17

443.01

83

332.38

116.05

        Retail trade

100

307.33

11

395.27

89

297.40

137.28

        Transportation and warehousing

100

407.95

10

536.97

90

394.20

105.19

        Utilities

100

442.09

19

480.51

81

433.23

92.98

    Information

100

404.57

24

571.95

76

353.26

108.19

    Financial activities

100

390.66

14

538.56

86

366.20

105.73

        Finance and insurance

100

374.66

12

488.46

88

359.79

103.49

            Credit intermediation and related activities

100

369.53

12

480.65

88

354.50

105.78

            Insurance carriers and related activities

100

381.05

10

489.28

90

368.50

99.30

        Real estate and rental and leasing

100

463.30

26

639.06

74

401.05

117.94

    Professional and business services

100

377.18

16

458.80

84

361.66

119.91

        Professional and technical services

100

393.02

21

454.63

79

376.94

117.87

        Administrative and waste services

100

353.42

    Education and health services

100

409.28

13

481.64

87

398.62

112.77

        Educational services

100

440.50

15

480.61

85

433.57

122.90

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

433.23

8

464.79

92

430.42

126.29

        Health care and social assistance

100

403.61

12

481.86

88

392.44

110.97

    Leisure and hospitality

100

342.19

20

508.96

80

302.43

112.48

        Accommodation and food services

100

324.70

14

538.64

86

291.46

114.20

    Other services

100

397.98

27

508.90

73

357.13

125.00

1 to 99 workers

100

380.02

21

492.01

79

350.64

123.40

    1 to 49 workers

100

382.16

24

491.45

76

348.28

123.44

    50 to 99 workers

100

374.86

15

494.35

85

355.67

123.31

100 workers or more

100

382.30

11

507.99

89

367.74

109.38

    100 to 499 workers

100

370.41

11

497.76

89

356.20

112.10

    500 workers or more

100

396.16

11

519.12

89

381.32

106.19

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

100

424.07

19

547.13

81

397.40

123.44

    New England

100

389.64

11

506.28

89

377.96

129.65

    Middle Atlantic

100

435.64

21

553.16

79

404.89

121.04

South

100

356.44

12

457.22

88

343.76

114.86

    South Atlantic

100

363.31

11

478.71

89

349.97

118.14

    East South Central

100

334.99

11

439.01

89

324.30

116.16

    West South Central

100

354.56

14

434.64

86

342.15

108.45

Midwest

100

373.30

13

509.88

87

354.59

112.38

    East North Central

100

381.36

15

515.46

85

360.08

114.65

    West North Central

100

355.49

9

489.78

91

343.16

107.64

West

100

390.21

22

487.76

78

364.07

110.71

    Mountain

100

386.44

19

485.34

81

363.74

109.42

    Pacific

100

391.85

23

488.64

77

364.23

111.30

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. 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/glossary20132014.htm.