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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, State and local government workers, 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

$486.38

28

$522.68

72

$472.66

$105.64

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

490.43

28

523.65

72

477.84

107.28

    Professional and related

100

489.14

28

524.40

72

475.34

110.38

        Teachers

100

492.04

31

524.89

69

477.48

111.58

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

492.28

32

528.01

68

475.71

119.38

Service

100

479.99

27

518.74

73

465.50

104.68

    Protective service

100

503.76

28

538.73

72

489.90

105.91

Sales and office

100

485.66

28

515.16

72

474.36

102.18

    Office and administrative support

100

487.08

27

520.18

73

474.91

103.31

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

477.08

28

550.87

72

449.48

101.77

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

478.01

27

516.32

73

464.01

105.53

Full time

100

486.98

28

520.82

72

474.18

104.30

Part time

100

471.05

27

570.67

73

433.93

139.88

Union

100

526.21

29

557.38

71

513.45

123.34

Nonunion

100

446.32

26

483.39

74

433.45

88.62

Average wage within the following categories:1

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

450.73

27

482.39

73

439.09

95.26

        Lowest 10 percent

100

429.65

28

439.29

72

425.98

88.86

    Second 25 percent

100

489.48

28

531.34

72

473.37

103.82

    Third 25 percent

100

488.12

29

518.23

71

475.71

99.02

    Highest 25 percent

100

507.93

26

549.47

74

493.37

119.93

        Highest 10 percent

100

515.74

33

535.94

67

506.14

117.67

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

100

486.85

28

522.63

72

473.21

105.89

    Education and health services

100

475.09

28

518.70

72

457.87

110.04

        Educational services

100

473.89

28

517.55

72

457.01

110.53

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

477.03

30

517.58

70

459.57

119.88

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

467.50

22

515.01

78

454.19

80.68

        Health care and social assistance

100

482.59

31

525.18

69

463.51

106.86

            Hospitals

100

476.89

36

526.37

64

448.69

112.57

    Public administration

100

509.04

24

537.45

76

500.02

100.98

1 to 99 workers

100

487.44

41

508.55

59

472.58

84.00

    1 to 49 workers

100

488.34

40

530.23

60

460.15

79.45

    50 to 99 workers

100

486.42

43

485.34

57

487.21

89.35

100 workers or more

100

486.25

26

525.40

74

472.67

107.69

    100 to 499 workers

100

492.93

27

532.70

73

478.65

104.89

    500 workers or more

100

484.05

26

522.91

74

470.72

108.61

State government

100

486.69

18

518.98

82

479.46

88.10

Local government

100

486.25

31

523.56

69

469.39

114.08

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

100

517.69

31

527.28

69

513.49

119.85

    New England

100

556.57

    Middle Atlantic

100

504.24

37

521.84

63

494.12

116.58

South

100

440.49

27

492.62

73

421.38

89.41

    South Atlantic

100

473.29

22

514.96

78

461.82

85.78

    East South Central

100

392.72

13

429.32

87

387.20

69.17

    West South Central

100

424.39

44

489.26

56

372.86

119.03

Midwest

100

498.04

27

530.28

73

486.08

103.10

    East North Central

100

509.93

15

577.99

85

497.89

107.64

    West North Central

100

479.94

45

506.24

55

458.08

92.36

West

100

530.68

26

566.06

74

518.12

125.37

    Mountain

100

494.81

27

516.34

73

486.35

92.07

    Pacific

100

543.46

26

585.67

74

529.03

136.80

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 wage data for March 2015.


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/glossary20142015.htm.