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Standard Errors
Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement

Table 11. Standard errors for medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee
premiums by employee contribution requirement, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

Characteristics

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

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

Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution

All workers

$5.25

1.5

$6.70

1.5

$6.19

$2.54

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

6.05

2.0

9.10

2.0

7.32

2.97

    Professional and related

6.08

2.1

9.88

2.1

7.18

3.54

        Teachers

6.81

2.1

11.50

2.1

8.06

4.11

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

7.68

2.1

13.23

2.1

8.50

4.94

Service

6.48

1.7

11.66

1.7

7.52

3.94

    Protective service

7.71

2.8

15.14

2.8

9.04

4.53

Sales and office

9.03

2.8

15.52

2.8

9.42

4.09

    Office and administrative support

9.26

2.7

15.95

2.7

9.66

4.22

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

9.27

3.3

14.56

3.3

8.01

8.02

Production, transportation, and material moving

9.99

3.6

19.60

3.6

11.45

6.11

Full time

5.29

1.6

6.72

1.6

6.27

2.55

Part time

20.95

3.4

37.58

3.4

20.00

9.40

Union

6.70

1.5

7.45

1.5

8.26

2.71

Nonunion

5.83

2.1

8.55

2.1

6.70

3.64

Average wage within the following categories:1

           

    Lowest 25 percent

6.92

2.0

13.72

2.0

7.73

4.72

        Lowest 10 percent

10.90

3.4

24.09

3.4

12.97

8.54

    Second 25 percent

8.13

2.7

10.98

2.7

8.68

3.64

    Third 25 percent

7.74

1.8

6.95

1.8

9.98

2.98

    Highest 25 percent

5.36

2.1

9.95

2.1

6.10

3.54

        Highest 10 percent

6.30

3.7

12.65

3.7

7.48

4.32

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

5.29

1.5

6.68

1.5

6.27

2.57

    Education and health services

5.20

2.6

8.33

2.6

5.86

3.60

        Educational services

5.41

2.4

9.63

2.4

6.18

3.93

            Elementary and secondary schools

6.37

2.2

12.13

2.2

6.75

4.30

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

9.77

5.6

6.68

5.6

11.00

5.66

        Health care and social assistance

10.92

6.5

18.82

6.5

10.65

5.19

            Hospitals

12.42

8.6

19.81

8.6

12.83

7.19

    Public administration

9.65

1.7

8.59

1.7

11.90

3.10

1 to 99 workers

14.33

4.1

19.90

4.1

18.06

4.17

    1 to 49 workers

12.84

5.2

18.45

5.2

15.31

5.90

    50 to 99 workers

23.72

7.6

27.69

7.6

33.64

6.72

100 workers or more

4.93

1.6

6.30

1.6

5.79

2.74

    100 to 499 workers

10.52

2.7

18.51

2.7

11.01

5.68

    500 workers or more

4.90

1.9

6.04

1.9

5.81

2.81

State government

12.68

4.2

7.45

4.2

15.29

3.84

Local government

5.10

1.2

8.29

1.2

5.34

2.96

Geographic areas

           

Northeast

8.21

1.7

11.43

1.7

9.63

4.91

    New England

22.08

    Middle Atlantic

7.39

1.8

10.73

1.8

8.13

6.25

South

6.88

2.4

7.80

2.4

8.16

4.67

    South Atlantic

9.65

2.7

13.32

2.7

11.90

3.60

    East South Central

13.15

3.2

18.71

3.2

13.18

12.67

    West South Central

10.87

5.1

9.85

5.1

13.34

5.70

Midwest

9.34

4.7

16.58

4.7

9.77

2.95

    East North Central

10.34

2.4

26.01

2.4

12.35

3.45

    West North Central

18.24

8.3

23.20

8.3

13.39

5.40

West

17.49

2.3

25.03

2.3

19.25

4.49

    Mountain

32.29

5.9

62.60

5.9

25.14

11.13

    Pacific

18.91

2.2

11.29

2.2

23.73

4.76

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: 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.