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

Table 13. Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee
contribution requirement, private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(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

$925.24

9

$1,248.25

91

$897.74

$448.60

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

987.13

7

1,290.50

93

964.17

444.65

    Management, business, and financial

100

975.22

6

1,434.54

94

943.47

452.04

    Professional and related

100

994.38

8

1,213.65

92

976.90

440.11

Service

100

809.30

8

1,267.92

92

771.64

499.04

    Protective service

100

999.42

Sales and office

100

860.62

7

1,105.64

93

844.17

459.92

    Sales and related

100

766.58

5

1,094.86

95

751.69

457.93

    Office and administrative support

100

904.33

8

1,108.65

92

888.47

460.87

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

922.51

18

1,368.63

82

851.78

494.55

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

920.98

27

1,318.49

73

827.75

525.96

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

923.54

11

1,431.12

89

866.21

475.70

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

973.67

10

1,242.35

90

946.83

389.73

    Production

100

986.72

8

1,250.93

92

964.90

380.76

    Transportation and material moving

100

957.78

12

1,235.00

88

924.05

401.05

Full time

100

933.95

9

1,260.58

91

905.62

446.12

Part time

100

793.51

8

993.54

92

781.08

485.31

Union

100

1,187.00

31

1,313.46

69

1,138.14

339.60

Nonunion

100

885.81

5

1,191.57

95

870.29

461.05

Average wage within the following categories1:

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

708.72

5

969.51

95

699.69

505.44

        Lowest 10 percent

100

651.33

7

849.27

93

641.54

496.06

    Second 25 percent

100

868.40

6

1,156.96

94

851.13

462.11

    Third 25 percent

100

945.50

10

1,194.20

90

921.31

437.41

    Highest 25 percent

100

1,024.57

11

1,360.80

89

986.49

427.04

        Highest 10 percent

100

1,032.33

9

1,353.18

91

1,000.67

431.60

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

100

995.85

12

1,291.77

88

963.37

396.24

    Construction

100

871.32

26

1,306.21

74

771.88

566.65

    Manufacturing

100

1,033.34

9

1,295.84

91

1,011.03

354.89

Service-providing industries

100

905.48

8

1,231.69

92

879.89

462.84

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

100

864.97

8

1,154.55

92

842.51

444.68

        Wholesale trade

100

872.52

9

1,164.13

91

843.50

453.10

        Retail trade

100

718.03

6

984.49

94

704.65

492.88

        Transportation and warehousing

100

1,090.31

8

1,265.54

92

1,074.08

354.23

        Utilities

100

1,222.97

    Information

100

1,074.35

16

1,590.14

84

980.87

398.51

    Financial activities

100

961.15

5

1,441.28

95

934.97

424.42

        Finance and insurance

100

957.75

4

1,290.02

96

945.41

401.04

            Credit intermediation and related activities

100

907.93

2

1,224.86

98

901.55

423.64

            Insurance carriers and related activities

100

993.57

4

1,159.17

96

987.28

383.41

        Real estate and rental and leasing

100

977.54

    Professional and business services

100

902.11

8

1,336.45

92

865.50

482.72

        Professional and technical services

100

943.71

10

1,342.89

90

900.63

479.58

        Administrative and waste services

100

739.29

7

1,358.19

93

689.58

539.21

    Education and health services

100

951.21

5

1,032.60

95

946.63

482.16

        Educational services

100

982.45

4

1,137.37

96

975.66

500.12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

1,048.08

        Health care and social assistance

100

945.51

6

1,018.11

94

941.25

478.83

    Leisure and hospitality

100

721.36

12

1,195.48

88

666.08

489.40

        Accommodation and food services

100

697.35

    Other services

100

835.55

13

1,045.37

87

806.76

524.90

1 to 99 workers

100

833.24

10

1,207.42

90

795.45

522.27

    1 to 49 workers

100

816.35

11

1,209.08

89

772.09

526.97

    50 to 99 workers

100

874.04

8

1,201.46

92

849.93

511.32

100 workers or more

100

993.94

8

1,289.03

92

972.22

394.96

    100 to 499 workers

100

925.45

6

1,231.94

94

908.21

420.99

    500 workers or more

100

1,073.16

9

1,329.78

91

1,048.93

363.76

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

100

1,080.60

13

1,327.84

87

1,046.22

426.77

    New England

100

1,046.64

9

1,277.82

91

1,028.01

415.97

    Middle Atlantic

100

1,092.15

14

1,337.01

86

1,052.87

430.71

South

100

836.85

4

1,246.24

96

822.05

480.26

    South Atlantic

100

837.09

4

1,265.44

96

820.59

498.19

    East South Central

100

830.24

6

1,369.82

94

806.97

451.96

    West South Central

100

839.41

3

1,122.38

97

831.19

462.89

Midwest

100

924.52

9

1,187.15

91

902.22

425.63

    East North Central

100

955.98

10

1,198.14

90

931.40

410.77

    West North Central

100

855.10

6

1,140.22

94

840.83

456.89

West

100

921.70

12

1,216.07

88

886.35

441.48

    Mountain

100

896.63

9

1,084.01

91

880.03

406.73

    Pacific

100

933.10

13

1,257.15

87

889.35

457.95

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.