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Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee

Table 10. Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and
employee, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers

80

20

69

31

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

82

18

70

30

    Management, business, and financial

80

20

70

30

    Professional and related

83

17

70

30

        Teachers

87

13

68

32

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

87

13

67

33

        Registered nurses

80

20

72

28

Service

79

21

65

35

    Protective service

85

15

75

25

Sales and office

78

22

66

34

    Sales and related

74

26

62

38

    Office and administrative support

80

20

68

32

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

80

20

68

32

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

83

17

71

29

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

78

22

66

34

Production, transportation, and material moving

80

20

72

28

    Production

79

21

73

27

    Transportation and material moving

80

20

72

28

Full time

81

19

69

31

Part time

74

26

63

37

Union

87

13

81

19

Nonunion

78

22

65

35

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

75

25

59

41

        Lowest 10 percent

71

29

57

43

    Second 25 percent

79

21

66

34

    Third 25 percent

81

19

70

30

    Highest 25 percent

82

18

73

27

        Highest 10 percent

82

18

74

26

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

80

20

73

27

Service-providing industries

80

20

68

32

    Education and health services

83

17

67

33

        Educational services

86

14

66

34

            Elementary and secondary schools

86

14

64

36

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

86

14

72

28

        Health care and social assistance

81

19

68

32

            Hospitals

82

18

73

27

    Public administration

88

12

77

23

1 to 99 workers

79

21

63

37

    1 to 49 workers

79

21

63

37

    50 to 99 workers

78

22

63

37

100 workers or more

81

19

72

28

    100 to 499 workers

79

21

69

31

    500 workers or more

83

17

74

26

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

82

18

76

24

    New England

78

22

74

26

    Middle Atlantic

83

17

77

23

South

79

21

63

37

    South Atlantic

79

21

64

36

    East South Central

80

20

62

38

    West South Central

80

20

61

39

Midwest

79

21

70

30

    East North Central

79

21

72

28

    West North Central

79

21

67

33

West

82

18

69

31

    Mountain

81

19

67

33

    Pacific

82

18

70

30

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 wage data for March 2015.


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/glossary20142015.htm .