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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, civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Single coverage2

Family coverage2

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$38.00

$65.00

$101.29

$146.88

$219.00

$156.92

$253.50

$390.30

$610.30

$925.00

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

35.00

62.32

99.32

143.65

221.49

162.25

256.42

390.46

596.78

920.00

    Management, business, and financial

38.66

65.64

102.81

147.79

205.79

161.88

257.90

388.12

570.15

873.90

    Professional and related

32.80

60.91

97.49

140.82

229.21

162.25

256.04

392.90

610.75

939.00

        Teachers

22.76

50.00

85.85

141.92

245.67

144.80

240.48

462.17

714.00

1033.18

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

23.70

53.10

86.84

149.68

264.26

137.18

250.50

521.50

785.40

1078.26

        Registered nurses

40.42

69.75

92.00

138.77

190.15

169.81

249.74

361.59

518.76

863.77

Service

41.55

68.74

102.67

153.58

226.00

169.81

255.65

422.88

697.02

951.70

    Protective service

43.33

62.35

90.97

131.37

197.23

147.63

210.13

315.25

501.22

801.00

Sales and office

39.99

67.16

101.98

145.62

213.54

160.02

257.25

401.53

633.77

951.83

    Sales and related

43.33

77.85

108.03

156.92

226.09

195.46

269.54

420.99

635.00

930.70

    Office and administrative support

37.00

63.11

99.60

140.16

208.25

148.88

254.87

395.30

630.00

955.01

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

45.00

69.33

113.32

168.58

256.92

163.20

264.76

420.30

727.42

990.03

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

40.00

59.68

103.34

154.22

228.64

158.92

259.36

420.30

758.79

1116.54

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

46.76

74.67

117.00

177.14

300.00

170.41

280.90

420.85

721.80

961.46

Production, transportation, and material moving

36.92

63.52

100.00

142.45

197.97

129.99

208.61

335.68

500.94

828.23

    Production

40.00

65.00

102.35

145.00

196.54

134.32

203.08

335.57

459.36

721.83

    Transportation and material moving

32.42

59.98

97.51

140.87

201.14

119.07

216.11

340.00

552.43

888.58

Full time

38.00

65.00

101.00

145.00

214.00

159.74

254.58

388.31

605.95

918.20

Part time

33.17

66.87

108.03

194.68

271.16

100.66

220.68

454.20

706.70

1019.82

Union

30.34

56.77

88.38

144.33

226.09

94.38

187.74

291.72

498.85

905.09

Nonunion

39.37

66.68

103.13

147.32

217.43

173.90

272.91

407.26

628.39

929.79

Average wage within the following categories:3

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

36.92

69.39

102.46

155.99

226.09

180.00

279.08

472.66

702.31

1020.22

        Lowest 10 percent

40.96

78.57

112.90

171.00

226.09

183.96

275.29

472.66

746.23

1135.83

    Second 25 percent

41.74

65.23

103.17

151.64

234.89

155.79

256.09

405.10

644.36

919.81

    Third 25 percent

37.50

63.67

100.00

142.30

210.70

152.92

244.13

377.62

584.04

918.91

    Highest 25 percent

35.00

63.00

100.00

142.99

211.78

149.88

250.00

376.79

567.28

878.87

        Highest 10 percent

35.90

65.34

102.70

144.39

235.10

154.10

252.74

381.00

554.63

844.65

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

40.00

64.88

100.00

142.02

197.97

147.06

230.20

340.00

503.65

783.00

Service-providing industries

37.30

65.00

101.83

148.00

226.09

160.00

255.16

400.00

640.00

949.84

    Education and health services

29.95

58.21

93.12

140.00

225.44

162.49

267.00

421.86

675.07

1012.33

        Educational services

20.22

47.71

86.24

138.90

234.32

148.04

241.00

459.52

685.00

1001.92

            Elementary and secondary schools

20.81

49.00

86.79

146.36

261.82

125.44

256.04

534.07

786.12

1078.26

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20.00

40.00

79.94

127.00

181.94

179.00

232.00

362.33

562.94

685.00

        Health care and social assistance

43.71

65.47

98.92

140.00

215.94

169.81

280.28

399.34

654.34

1017.61

            Hospitals

39.43

65.66

96.00

135.17

188.66

154.64

254.37

358.70

495.74

704.31

    Public administration

29.25

50.00

80.83

116.62

160.91

129.99

215.60

316.50

486.48

666.18

1 to 99 workers

47.00

74.59

111.61

160.63

245.69

184.15

290.19

463.44

734.23

1053.02

    1 to 49 workers

46.11

75.83

113.29

163.22

254.36

183.80

293.50

463.63

740.77

1065.15

    50 to 99 workers

48.17

73.10

106.47

157.50

236.29

184.69

289.42

462.11

717.04

1021.08

100 workers or more

32.79

59.68

95.07

138.26

198.90

142.54

232.00

359.43

537.29

813.02

    100 to 499 workers

34.26

60.91

100.00

145.19

205.93

149.48

247.63

384.57

567.28

872.80

    500 workers or more

31.53

57.31

91.60

133.92

194.68

133.13

224.71

334.84

500.36

743.03

Geographic areas

                   

Northeast

46.13

74.64

108.33

154.62

225.88

152.15

246.59

355.33

525.37

840.60

    New England

55.91

89.59

121.32

168.20

240.18

202.81

286.70

385.16

525.37

740.94

    Middle Atlantic

42.25

71.97

104.40

146.86

218.28

140.00

227.26

340.27

524.26

856.94

South

35.00

60.01

99.60

142.45

205.47

170.92

275.29

428.42

661.44

956.46

    South Atlantic

42.23

65.00

101.48

142.08

206.18

166.25

268.67

415.07

623.45

973.40

    East South Central

20.00

46.78

86.60

135.00

200.00

172.89

249.39

429.98

667.00

799.71

    West South Central

35.00

62.00

100.00

149.72

220.05

175.00

307.52

446.60

707.48

998.00

Midwest

43.28

72.14

104.64

149.86

236.11

152.92

241.43

362.83

585.76

866.46

    East North Central

42.83

72.34

101.26

145.22

210.82

140.21

230.00

336.98

524.75

909.85

    West North Central

44.00

71.94

111.20

163.74

178.95

276.06

401.97

650.86

790.94

West

30.48

55.53

92.18

141.20

213.05

134.73

234.75

390.17

615.10

967.41

    Mountain

35.00

56.33

90.30

132.12

183.47

171.79

244.59

389.00

584.31

927.96

    Pacific

30.33

55.10

94.75

150.39

234.32

116.89

227.00

396.05

627.51

999.50

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.

2The 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.

3Surveyed 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: 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/glossary20142015.htm .