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Standard Errors
Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution

Table 14. Standard errors for medical care benefits, family coverage: Employee
participation by type of contribution, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

Characteristics

Family coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies1

Exists, but
amount
unknown

Other2

All workers

0.0

1.7

1.4

0.8

0.5

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

0.0

2.0

1.6

1.0

0.7

    Professional and related

0.0

2.0

1.8

1.0

0.6

        Teachers

0.0

2.2

2.0

1.3

0.9

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

0.0

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.1

Service

0.0

2.4

2.0

0.9

0.5

    Protective service

0.0

2.7

2.2

1.2

1.2

Sales and office

0.0

2.6

2.2

1.3

1.1

    Office and administrative support

0.0

2.6

2.2

1.4

1.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

0.0

2.9

2.0

1.8

1.2

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.0

3.7

2.6

2.5

0.9

Full time

0.0

1.7

1.4

0.8

0.6

Part time

0.0

6.6

7.2

2.1

0.7

Union

0.0

1.9

1.2

1.5

0.8

Nonunion

0.0

2.7

2.5

0.5

0.7

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

0.0

2.8

2.4

0.8

1.3

        Lowest 10 percent

0.0

3.5

3.0

    Second 25 percent

0.0

2.2

1.9

1.0

0.7

    Third 25 percent

0.0

2.3

1.7

1.5

0.6

    Highest 25 percent

0.0

1.7

1.4

0.9

0.9

        Highest 10 percent

0.0

2.5

1.9

1.6

0.9

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

0.0

1.7

1.4

0.8

0.5

    Education and health services

0.0

2.2

2.0

0.8

0.5

        Educational services

0.0

2.4

2.2

0.9

0.5

            Elementary and secondary schools

0.0

2.2

1.8

1.1

0.5

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

0.0

5.3

5.3

        Health care and social assistance

0.0

4.5

3.8

            Hospitals

0.0

5.7

5.1

    Public administration

0.0

2.7

1.7

1.9

1.2

1 to 99 workers

0.0

3.6

2.9

    1 to 49 workers

0.0

5.1

4.2

    50 to 99 workers

0.0

5.5

3.1

100 workers or more

0.0

1.8

1.5

0.8

0.5

    100 to 499 workers

0.0

2.9

2.3

1.4

1.1

    500 workers or more

0.0

2.0

1.9

0.8

0.5

State government

0.0

3.6

3.1

Local government

0.0

1.6

1.2

0.7

0.6

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

0.0

3.1

3.6

1.6

1.5

    New England

0.0

3.5

    Middle Atlantic

0.0

3.5

4.8

1.7

2.2

South

0.0

3.0

2.6

0.7

0.8

    South Atlantic

0.0

4.2

3.9

    East South Central

0.0

9.0

    West South Central

0.0

2.8

1.8

Midwest

0.0

3.1

2.8

1.7

0.7

    East North Central

0.0

3.6

3.6

1.6

0.3

    West North Central

0.0

5.7

West

0.0

3.3

2.0

2.9

1.3

    Mountain

0.0

4.4

3.6

    Pacific

0.0

4.3

2.5

1Based on worker attributes. For example, employee contributions may vary based on earnings, length of service, or age.

2Includes contribution types not separately published such as composite rates, flexible benefits, and percent of earnings.

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.