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Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee

Table 10. Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and
employee,  private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March
2015

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers

78

22

68

32

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

80

20

70

30

    Management, business, and financial

79

21

69

31

    Professional and related

81

19

70

30

Service

75

25

62

38

    Protective service

76

24

64

36

Sales and office

77

23

65

35

    Sales and related

73

27

62

38

    Office and administrative support

79

21

67

33

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

79

21

68

32

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

82

18

71

29

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

77

23

65

35

Production, transportation, and material moving

79

21

72

28

    Production

79

21

73

27

    Transportation and material moving

80

20

72

28

Full time

79

21

68

32

Part time

73

27

63

37

Union

87

13

84

16

Nonunion

77

23

65

35

Average wage within the following categories:1

       

    Lowest 25 percent

73

27

59

41

        Lowest 10 percent

70

30

57

43

    Second 25 percent

77

23

65

35

    Third 25 percent

79

21

69

31

    Highest 25 percent

81

19

72

28

        Highest 10 percent

80

20

72

28

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

80

20

73

27

    Construction

82

18

69

31

    Manufacturing

80

20

75

25

Service-providing industries

78

22

67

33

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

76

24

67

33

        Wholesale trade

77

23

67

33

        Retail trade

71

29

60

40

        Transportation and warehousing

81

19

77

23

        Utilities

87

13

83

17

    Information

82

18

75

25

    Financial activities

80

20

69

31

        Finance and insurance

80

20

71

29

            Credit intermediation and related activities

79

21

69

31

            Insurance carriers and related activities

81

19

73

27

        Real estate and rental and leasing

80

20

61

39

    Professional and business services

77

23

64

36

        Professional and technical services

81

19

67

33

        Administrative and waste services

70

30

56

44

    Education and health services

80

20

67

33

        Educational services

81

19

66

34

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

80

20

69

31

        Health care and social assistance

80

20

67

33

    Leisure and hospitality

76

24

60

40

        Accommodation and food services

73

27

58

42

    Other services

80

20

66

34

1 to 99 workers

78

22

62

38

    1 to 49 workers

78

22

62

38

    50 to 99 workers

77

23

62

38

100 workers or more

79

21

72

28

    100 to 499 workers

78

22

69

31

    500 workers or more

80

20

76

24

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

80

20

74

26

    New England

77

23

72

28

    Middle Atlantic

82

18

75

25

South

77

23

63

37

    South Atlantic

77

23

64

36

    East South Central

76

24

65

35

    West South Central

78

22

62

38

Midwest

77

23

69

31

    East North Central

78

22

71

29

    West North Central

75

25

66

34

West

81

19

69

31

    Mountain

80

20

68

32

    Pacific

81

19

69

31

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. 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.