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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, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(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

$409.81

17

$518.39

83

$388.59

$119.11

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

432.89

17

509.89

83

417.02

116.12

    Management, business, and financial

100

414.81

12

515.92

88

400.63

115.58

    Professional and related

100

441.27

20

508.11

80

425.27

116.39

        Teachers

100

486.10

30

515.86

70

473.62

113.08

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

489.60

32

522.18

68

474.54

118.20

        Registered nurses

100

436.07

11

576.57

89

419.56

118.55

Service

100

408.97

18

514.89

82

386.45

123.60

    Protective service

100

480.07

25

525.75

75

464.92

111.63

Sales and office

100

382.08

14

503.96

86

363.51

119.00

    Sales and related

100

332.53

10

446.16

90

321.08

128.19

    Office and administrative support

100

402.50

15

518.59

85

382.18

114.95

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

414.21

28

578.44

72

364.07

135.10

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

428.96

39

580.90

61

363.89

132.52

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

403.54

19

575.56

81

364.18

136.71

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

393.84

15

514.60

85

373.17

115.20

    Production

100

389.85

12

498.63

88

375.62

115.81

    Transportation and material moving

100

398.38

19

526.21

81

370.15

114.47

Full time

100

412.19

17

518.51

83

391.03

117.68

Part time

100

370.05

14

515.72

86

350.01

141.69

Union

100

511.34

34

578.98

66

480.50

119.25

Nonunion

100

383.96

13

479.87

87

370.21

119.08

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

348.69

12

460.86

88

334.99

123.82

        Lowest 10 percent

100

324.64

9

483.68

91

312.20

129.61

    Second 25 percent

100

391.39

15

496.30

85

373.17

122.64

    Third 25 percent

100

419.11

19

523.65

81

395.53

116.24

    Highest 25 percent

100

438.30

19

540.97

81

416.19

116.90

        Highest 10 percent

100

436.90

17

524.28

83

419.51

117.09

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

100

393.48

17

526.26

83

370.75

112.42

Service-providing industries

100

413.42

17

516.87

83

392.64

120.63

    Education and health services

100

449.40

19

519.35

81

433.29

115.04

        Educational services

100

469.55

26

513.36

74

454.54

113.39

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

477.75

29

518.99

71

460.70

118.84

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

459.65

17

512.41

83

449.04

97.91

        Health care and social assistance

100

432.16

13

529.50

87

417.75

116.26

            Hospitals

100

431.91

14

538.67

86

414.92

114.00

    Public administration

100

509.04

24

537.45

76

500.02

100.98

1 to 99 workers

100

394.27

21

502.73

79

367.62

130.20

    1 to 49 workers

100

394.96

21

498.53

79

368.49

130.88

    50 to 99 workers

100

392.70

19

513.45

81

365.68

128.68

100 workers or more

100

418.89

15

530.96

85

400.08

113.03

    100 to 499 workers

100

400.42

14

539.47

86

380.62

116.94

    500 workers or more

100

435.21

16

525.12

84

418.01

109.43

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

100

453.86

21

560.57

79

428.36

126.47

    New England

100

444.49

12

593.75

88

424.56

139.46

    Middle Atlantic

100

456.99

23

554.59

77

429.79

121.58

South

100

382.45

14

482.03

86

366.24

113.85

    South Atlantic

100

392.11

12

498.13

88

377.84

115.86

    East South Central

100

362.99

10

438.62

90

355.07

103.71

    West South Central

100

376.63

20

477.00

80

351.54

116.27

Midwest

100

400.32

14

521.90

86

382.15

121.86

    East North Central

100

403.98

13

528.03

87

387.65

119.76

    West North Central

100

392.99

17

512.81

83

370.55

126.28

West

100

425.78

22

521.45

78

400.11

118.56

    Mountain

100

403.60

19

490.62

81

383.95

110.51

    Pacific

100

435.36

23

532.43

77

407.44

122.21

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 .