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Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 15. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, private industry workers, 
National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(Includes workers participating in medical care benefits with flat dollar amount contributory coverage)

Characteristics

Single coverage1

Family coverage1

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$40.16

$66.00

$100.66

$141.67

$202.57

$149.00

$245.57

$372.49

$571.39

$855.77

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

40.00

66.30

100.00

140.05

207.44

148.85

256.84

374.83

571.00

868.79

    Management, business, and financial

40.16

67.64

103.99

144.25

195.87

159.01

261.95

382.42

567.44

875.53

    Professional and related

39.65

65.58

96.64

139.34

214.18

145.67

253.99

365.95

572.72

868.79

Service

40.60

66.75

100.49

140.82

188.15

182.65

273.56

404.81

649.95

859.48

    Protective service

60.00

79.43

111.58

140.82

188.24

300.84

471.51

649.95

Sales and office

41.20

66.05

102.16

140.50

202.14

152.00

247.43

385.18

589.86

865.26

    Sales and related

42.00

71.64

106.77

152.01

223.98

152.05

246.00

399.24

597.83

847.01

    Office and administrative support

40.76

64.11

100.64

136.52

195.04

152.00

247.43

380.00

581.19

871.34

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

46.43

72.88

110.00

166.48

224.99

172.75

261.57

421.25

670.17

937.75

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

48.82

72.00

108.89

160.63

222.64

181.32

262.87

452.06

761.72

961.66

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

45.62

75.74

110.75

168.75

224.99

163.20

261.57

397.95

611.73

916.89

Production, transportation, and material moving

39.49

63.67

96.89

139.15

192.00

125.00

203.08

317.84

481.55

716.17

    Production

40.95

62.80

98.93

141.60

193.59

136.28

205.66

315.70

461.90

632.23

    Transportation and material moving

39.22

65.00

93.54

136.00

190.00

116.66

200.79

324.98

509.78

799.01

Full time

40.94

66.24

100.66

140.49

200.00

151.11

247.26

371.15

566.47

853.37

Part time

32.50

57.40

102.11

179.22

251.31

94.38

208.81

410.61

616.61

869.42

Union

34.22

57.87

86.49

139.88

195.00

87.56

164.02

257.41

417.73

702.31

Nonunion

40.95

66.84

101.76

141.94

203.82

164.11

260.12

385.18

583.72

862.19

Average wage within the following categories2:

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

39.75

66.84

102.74

151.26

209.93

164.02

267.99

433.68

681.08

932.81

    Second 25 percent

44.81

63.70

97.06

140.30

199.99

145.67

240.00

372.23

578.90

849.57

    Third 25 percent

40.00

66.36

101.51

145.04

201.98

149.45

240.00

364.96

553.00

828.75

    Highest 25 percent

40.00

66.30

101.32

139.37

202.69

149.52

247.43

359.55

535.13

856.42

        Highest 10 percent

39.37

67.34

103.00

139.48

207.00

148.85

254.73

371.95

544.92

882.11

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

38.96

62.60

99.57

139.64

194.87

138.46

220.00

335.23

502.83

741.74

    Construction

49.14

77.99

120.25

171.75

223.28

204.24

337.39

510.83

760.84

1083.82

    Manufacturing

38.50

61.75

95.98

134.67

186.57

129.78

204.00

306.64

429.97

609.86

Service-providing industries

40.76

67.16

101.10

142.50

206.62

150.03

251.96

384.61

589.27

874.28

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

39.49

70.00

100.66

151.55

218.05

121.50

228.85

356.08

565.64

841.77

        Wholesale trade

47.70

71.72

100.76

142.90

211.84

163.95

255.09

400.71

577.10

816.03

        Retail trade

32.50

76.43

112.96

179.78

238.32

119.17

243.09

430.21

665.83

951.79

        Transportation and warehousing

38.95

57.40

87.04

132.33

168.75

116.66

200.00

276.95

424.45

622.64

        Utilities

51.42

93.27

125.00

149.89

119.41

174.11

301.80

399.56

513.24

    Information

43.88

64.52

96.64

130.95

177.07

174.34

228.53

320.65

493.00

736.60

    Financial activities

44.28

61.94

101.95

128.23

174.62

183.63

252.94

384.36

509.35

768.27

        Finance and insurance

44.00

62.68

101.92

125.64

171.60

177.09

245.57

368.31

487.12

693.00

            Credit intermediation and related activities

45.82

61.64

106.87

127.71

169.41

186.41

279.28

388.33

501.75

715.37

            Insurance carriers and related activities

38.59

62.35

91.63

125.00

168.66

160.10

230.50

331.51

466.29

632.31

        Real estate and rental and leasing

47.79

60.00

102.52

142.80

189.64

207.14

300.78

455.00

678.27

978.67

    Professional and business services

40.00

65.25

103.00

142.60

224.96

165.75

262.22

390.40

615.83

891.81

        Professional and technical services

38.15

64.00

99.99

137.85

205.83

165.75

291.98

400.00

613.61

882.11

        Administrative and waste services

43.33

65.18

104.11

177.65

264.68

166.25

253.84

489.41

722.34

987.02

    Education and health services

41.71

66.84

97.06

139.37

205.12

145.67

265.27

387.36

638.10

968.28

        Educational services

44.56

70.00

103.58

159.43

218.38

208.00

299.81

435.59

635.82

941.23

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

46.99

72.00

113.68

170.61

218.38

208.00

317.96

441.00

585.86

805.25

        Health care and social assistance

41.48

65.58

96.87

138.19

199.05

145.67

259.71

380.23

638.10

969.25

    Leisure and hospitality

47.88

75.74

110.75

151.40

184.67

226.82

308.69

431.25

650.00

811.20

        Accommodation and food services

52.88

75.74

110.75

160.09

184.67

195.44

297.80

430.14

540.61

751.00

    Other services

46.63

72.29

109.35

180.07

224.99

187.67

248.18

432.99

637.23

992.00

1 to 99 workers

44.87

71.80

105.96

155.38

221.63

182.65

281.67

431.25

685.66

959.85

    1 to 49 workers

44.87

71.43

107.82

158.13

219.79

180.80

282.05

437.50

698.48

968.28

    50 to 99 workers

45.50

73.54

104.09

152.53

223.98

188.95

280.00

430.97

652.02

940.94

100 workers or more

38.76

61.75

96.12

134.91

188.15

130.00

220.00

336.89

484.00

711.95

    100 to 499 workers

38.75

63.41

97.27

138.33

192.02

137.90

222.74

350.63

516.62

759.46

    500 workers or more

38.76

60.66

93.85

131.97

180.00

126.94

214.63

321.72

432.99

596.09

Geographic areas

                   

Northeast

43.33

73.66

104.48

150.66

229.54

159.61

243.71

351.28

515.69

798.12

    New England

43.33

78.83

115.56

168.58

238.32

259.98

369.63

513.20

671.04

    Middle Atlantic

43.33

71.48

103.00

144.20

226.49

159.61

230.75

343.13

520.21

829.57

South

41.91

65.00

100.35

141.84

198.13

151.81

260.00

406.94

619.91

930.15

    South Atlantic

45.33

67.40

102.23

139.88

200.97

157.19

269.20

408.71

662.50

987.72

    East South Central

39.65

67.64

101.10

151.67

207.51

165.00

243.71

399.24

595.16

799.71

    West South Central

39.75

58.69

95.54

137.60

184.77

137.25

257.59

405.00

595.16

851.65

Midwest

41.30

69.11

103.26

140.98

199.93

140.92

239.32

347.85

543.44

793.02

    East North Central

40.95

69.33

103.58

144.00

201.98

136.27

232.44

338.51

527.55

765.68

    West North Central

42.00

65.18

100.49

139.02

194.00

168.61

259.14

381.10

560.14

886.42

West

32.50

57.60

90.69

132.75

190.71

141.88

229.93

361.17

557.74

811.20

    Mountain

39.96

60.66

95.22

130.00

178.89

165.75

220.00

329.44

493.14

651.19

    Pacific

32.50

55.10

89.31

134.46

202.29

130.75

239.72

381.00

583.72

856.26

1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of participating workers pay the
same as or more than the premium shown, and half pay the same as or less than the premium shown. At the 25th percentile, one-fourth of participating workers pay the same or less than
the premium shown. The remai ning percentiles follow the same logic.

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: 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.