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Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement

Table 13. Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee
contribution requirement, State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers with family 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

$1,035.71

9

$1,333.59

91

$1,006.02

$455.88

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

1,023.55

9

1,352.72

91

992.50

476.85

    Professional and related

100

1,014.88

9

1,365.28

91

979.99

491.66

        Teachers

100

989.32

11

1,369.48

89

943.15

516.34

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

982.24

13

1,360.20

87

929.63

547.61

Service

100

1,053.66

10

1,318.69

90

1,023.28

433.70

    Protective service

100

1,151.51

10

1,398.32

90

1,124.14

372.61

Sales and office

100

1,059.56

10

1,306.53

90

1,033.63

430.12

    Office and administrative support

100

1,062.95

9

1,315.35

91

1,037.50

433.02

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

1,049.91

8

1,411.73

92

1,020.91

407.99

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

1,008.22

10

1,189.12

90

988.59

435.14

Full time

100

1,035.52

9

1,340.10

91

1,005.29

453.99

Part time

100

1,040.67

10

1,180.48

90

1,025.25

505.34

Union

100

1,191.38

16

1,348.73

84

1,163.10

435.71

Nonunion

100

879.38

3

1,252.77

97

868.36

473.55

Average wage within the following categories:1

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

880.93

5

1,287.76

95

858.52

493.92

        Lowest 10 percent

100

764.04

2

1,418.68

98

751.44

554.76

    Second 25 percent

100

1,055.46

8

1,295.64

92

1,034.51

426.50

    Third 25 percent

100

1,032.34

10

1,349.86

90

998.97

451.30

    Highest 25 percent

100

1,133.94

13

1,356.75

87

1,102.74

455.48

        Highest 10 percent

100

1,195.41

18

1,326.44

82

1,169.24

418.38

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

100

1,035.42

9

1,333.95

91

1,005.55

457.40

    Education and health services

100

971.10

9

1,355.79

91

933.23

508.21

        Educational services

100

951.25

10

1,357.97

90

908.78

517.17

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

929.98

11

1,360.36

89

878.08

564.24

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

1,019.24

5

1,366.74

95

998.96

370.52

        Health care and social assistance

100

1,095.20

6

1,333.88

94

1,080.25

454.33

            Hospitals

100

1,065.78

7

1,331.37

93

1,045.07

459.36

    Public administration

100

1,145.37

9

1,317.13

91

1,129.07

381.32

1 to 99 workers

100

1,005.60

8

1,226.06

92

986.67

406.75

    1 to 49 workers

100

1,061.28

9

1,224.42

91

1,045.79

361.73

    50 to 99 workers

100

943.15

100 workers or more

100

1,039.32

10

1,344.66

90

1,008.38

461.85

    100 to 499 workers

100

1,046.38

7

1,566.47

93

1,014.70

476.97

    500 workers or more

100

1,037.01

11

1,304.29

89

1,006.20

456.65

State government

100

1,092.82

2

1,333.60

98

1,086.89

363.96

Local government

100

1,012.41

12

1,333.59

88

969.52

497.37

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

100

1,280.37

28

1,301.20

72

1,272.20

358.41

    New England

100

1,369.51

8

1,371.70

92

1,369.31

385.55

    Middle Atlantic

100

1,249.51

35

1,295.34

65

1,224.83

345.17

South

100

793.71

[2]

1,296.69

100

792.74

500.11

    South Atlantic

100

932.68

[2]

1,294.72

100

932.02

440.87

    East South Central

100

625.54

    West South Central

100

702.52

Midwest

100

1,181.80

10

1,410.65

90

1,157.56

397.80

    East North Central

100

1,260.81

8

1,418.94

92

1,247.22

348.75

    West North Central

100

1,062.34

12

1,402.46

88

1,015.54

475.50

West

100

1,119.83

9

1,347.55

91

1,100.44

490.57

    Mountain

100

904.41

4

1,188.78

96

891.15

529.62

    Pacific

100

1,196.84

10

1,375.47

90

1,179.05

475.90

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.

2Less than 0.5.


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.