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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, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Single coverage1

Family coverage1

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$21.89

$46.41

$79.00

$122.95

$197.74

$135.54

$222.93

$368.47

$609.00

$889.32

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

20.47

45.04

79.00

125.00

214.37

139.60

230.00

408.45

666.18

934.03

    Professional and related

20.00

45.00

80.30

131.94

230.00

144.80

232.00

421.86

667.00

956.44

        Teachers

20.45

44.64

79.12

135.58

261.82

125.44

230.00

443.41

710.00

1019.18

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

21.95

48.15

84.74

148.93

272.00

125.44

237.30

501.00

775.62

1061.00

Service

22.52

50.00

76.93

120.00

167.81

121.10

214.94

330.85

562.24

802.69

    Protective service

39.99

55.84

84.26

119.99

159.49

121.10

197.76

297.67

436.48

602.13

Sales and office

20.02

41.86

79.18

121.18

187.30

149.23

230.00

347.67

600.00

835.75

    Office and administrative support

21.61

42.88

79.00

121.18

191.25

149.48

229.22

362.03

602.78

837.40

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

29.25

43.33

82.00

120.32

156.32

120.00

183.80

324.02

499.92

732.00

Production, transportation, and material moving

50.00

90.27

123.23

182.03

120.44

233.70

365.32

600.39

834.00

Full time

21.78

46.18

78.37

121.18

196.24

139.60

222.93

367.84

607.88

883.00

Part time

30.10

60.00

101.60

154.50

268.83

98.43

230.00

385.80

667.00

1023.55

Union

30.00

57.41

84.26

132.91

225.92

103.89

196.38

310.81

526.47

921.53

Nonunion

20.00

38.00

71.94

115.00

165.14

170.36

253.93

435.68

666.18

862.00

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

20.00

38.00

76.74

119.44

190.00

158.92

248.34

473.69

667.00

905.00

        Lowest 10 percent

20.00

59.02

114.49

183.30

162.63

272.46

562.24

667.00

938.72

    Second 25 percent

22.76

43.33

76.93

118.03

170.64

125.67

218.35

329.96

562.94

752.44

    Third 25 percent

24.98

50.00

79.52

120.00

182.85

137.94

230.00

363.00

601.00

880.10

    Highest 25 percent

24.96

50.00

83.58

137.47

249.01

115.00

209.20

337.00

605.00

951.70

        Highest 10 percent

23.82

46.81

76.74

136.90

281.77

115.00

203.05

325.50

548.05

939.08

Establishment characteristics

                   

Service-providing industries

21.78

46.18

79.00

122.95

198.20

137.94

222.93

368.85

609.00

890.79

    Education and health services

20.00

41.64

78.54

126.30

230.00

140.00

232.00

421.86

668.46

966.50

        Educational services

20.00

39.46

78.54

127.41

240.74

125.44

232.00

446.38

685.00

998.50

            Elementary and secondary schools

20.22

45.87

84.74

145.28

265.38

125.44

248.63

526.47

785.40

1064.00

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20.00

68.85

103.17

135.58

162.25

221.00

324.02

667.00

        Health care and social assistance

25.00

58.00

76.93

115.00

151.32

171.76

254.13

421.86

538.06

746.23

            Hospitals

86.30

120.18

159.49

222.93

324.02

421.86

536.19

688.22

    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

22.76

46.74

79.52

102.36

137.49

120.25

180.00

321.84

609.00

862.00

    1 to 49 workers

22.76

46.74

82.18

102.49

150.00

140.21

172.49

316.88

562.94

720.89

    50 to 99 workers

49.00

75.00

101.96

133.83

180.63

625.04

907.41

100 workers or more

21.67

46.18

79.00

123.83

200.13

139.04

229.22

372.16

607.88

892.80

    100 to 499 workers

20.00

39.99

76.93

122.94

190.00

142.18

230.00

421.86

667.00

920.00

    500 workers or more

24.11

47.87

79.29

125.00

203.09

137.94

228.78

362.03

599.02

889.00

State government

50.00

76.93

109.04

139.66

162.25

222.93

320.88

435.74

650.97

Local government

21.78

45.32

84.04

132.00

226.00

120.32

233.56

418.00

667.00

959.17

Geographic areas

                   

Northeast

41.74

66.19

91.26

138.44

207.23

103.89

202.81

321.84

410.40

627.75

    New England

55.91

76.04

115.89

155.68

207.23

165.85

241.00

316.50

435.30

623.48

    Middle Atlantic

30.00

59.93

76.74

110.09

198.20

64.09

163.83

324.02

376.10

627.75

South

20.00

38.00

70.13

115.00

162.69

171.76

282.49

459.10

667.00

888.00

    South Atlantic

25.00

50.00

71.67

103.17

141.66

180.00

329.00

562.94

748.87

    East South Central

20.00

20.00

134.49

193.32

324.95

609.31

667.00

685.00

    West South Central

25.00

60.00

104.00

150.00

235.96

313.62

421.86

513.91

756.40

979.00

Midwest

28.85

56.39

84.96

115.98

190.00

116.26

198.23

270.86

554.00

869.00

    East North Central

32.00

58.12

84.62

112.48

206.11

102.47

175.45

235.21

438.97

861.57

    West North Central

88.00

118.05

142.12

152.92

232.00

365.20

640.24

910.08

West

25.00

40.00

79.00

149.61

261.81

91.51

220.98

334.00

677.56

959.12

    Mountain

26.72

39.99

49.00

88.05

226.45

203.05

234.31

501.00

786.49

951.70

    Pacific

24.00

45.36

85.26

155.27

263.60

74.29

175.95

303.58

605.01

1019.18

1The 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.

2Surveyed 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.