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

Table 11. Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee
contribution requirement, private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers with single 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

$390.79

15

$516.25

85

$371.05

$121.92

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

410.09

13

498.34

87

396.95

119.03

    Management, business, and financial

100

401.61

10

514.86

90

388.42

118.89

    Professional and related

100

415.32

15

491.03

85

402.46

119.12

Service

100

374.94

14

510.99

86

354.81

131.17

    Protective service

100

386.94

Sales and office

100

368.45

12

500.35

88

351.62

120.80

    Sales and related

100

330.63

9

446.22

91

319.84

128.78

    Office and administrative support

100

386.67

13

517.95

87

367.65

116.78

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

404.61

28

583.46

72

351.77

139.90

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

417.66

40

582.08

60

346.91

142.81

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

396.01

19

584.98

81

354.50

138.27

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

389.22

14

514.42

86

368.92

115.66

    Production

100

387.76

11

497.05

89

374.04

115.98

    Transportation and material moving

100

391.02

18

528.13

82

362.15

115.22

Full time

100

393.15

15

517.34

85

373.19

120.55

Part time

100

354.65

12

492.52

88

339.67

141.91

Union

100

496.96

38

597.07

62

446.51

115.02

Nonunion

100

375.09

11

478.66

89

362.74

122.68

Average wage within the following categories:1

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

335.61

10

460.94

90

323.61

128.60

        Lowest 10 percent

100

317.07

9

512.75

91

302.99

131.50

    Second 25 percent

100

376.34

13

488.65

87

360.41

125.51

    Third 25 percent

100

396.54

16

520.97

84

373.54

120.30

    Highest 25 percent

100

416.40

16

542.25

84

395.18

117.95

        Highest 10 percent

100

410.83

13

512.65

87

396.63

116.90

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

100

392.82

17

526.20

83

369.91

112.75

    Construction

100

409.69

40

560.35

60

342.44

135.55

    Manufacturing

100

390.06

10

509.37

90

377.10

107.54

Service-providing industries

100

390.21

14

513.09

86

371.37

124.52

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

100

360.19

12

492.57

88

342.76

127.84

        Wholesale trade

100

356.74

15

472.34

85

336.27

119.04

        Retail trade

100

323.28

10

457.36

90

310.96

142.29

        Transportation and warehousing

100

420.05

13

572.77

87

398.51

115.13

        Utilities

100

466.11

19

489.48

81

460.58

87.31

    Information

100

424.26

23

605.41

77

369.81

114.56

    Financial activities

100

394.43

12

575.81

88

369.30

111.53

        Finance and insurance

100

380.72

9

514.12

91

366.85

108.13

            Credit intermediation and related activities

100

377.28

9

511.08

91

364.13

111.63

            Insurance carriers and related activities

100

388.62

10

517.42

90

374.44

103.05

        Real estate and rental and leasing

100

454.18

24

680.70

76

382.04

129.23

    Professional and business services

100

381.32

13

463.50

87

368.74

134.98

        Professional and technical services

100

403.52

18

443.56

82

394.95

123.55

        Administrative and waste services

100

347.40

    Education and health services

100

429.64

11

520.61

89

418.01

118.15

        Educational services

100

450.67

15

479.97

85

445.41

123.93

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

444.59

7

496.54

93

440.77

125.60

        Health care and social assistance

100

425.85

11

531.07

89

413.32

117.17

    Leisure and hospitality

100

351.00

21

505.53

79

320.12

124.42

        Accommodation and food services

100

330.82

15

505.07

85

306.26

125.78

    Other services

100

408.77

29

523.00

71

362.09

142.40

1 to 99 workers

100

388.57

19

501.92

81

363.00

132.24

    1 to 49 workers

100

390.66

21

495.51

79

365.36

132.64

    50 to 99 workers

100

383.52

17

520.82

83

357.53

131.32

100 workers or more

100

392.50

11

536.63

89

376.63

114.76

    100 to 499 workers

100

384.25

11

542.59

89

366.60

118.66

    500 workers or more

100

402.81

10

528.96

90

389.15

109.89

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

100

438.14

18

575.63

82

410.88

127.82

    New England

100

415.92

12

599.87

88

391.98

142.66

    Middle Atlantic

100

445.48

20

570.57

80

417.63

122.52

South

100

366.11

11

474.32

89

353.57

119.46

    South Atlantic

100

372.12

10

488.69

90

359.93

122.28

    East South Central

100

351.07

9

444.70

91

342.88

116.80

    West South Central

100

363.08

13

465.26

87

347.66

115.77

Midwest

100

379.82

11

517.16

89

364.46

125.06

    East North Central

100

384.27

12

515.33

88

368.08

121.92

    West North Central

100

370.30

10

522.50

90

356.99

131.54

West

100

400.47

21

507.31

79

373.87

117.04

    Mountain

100

385.01

17

481.62

83

366.02

113.74

    Pacific

100

407.45

22

516.16

78

377.64

118.63

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. 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.