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Table 15. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, private industry 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

$41.83

$69.71

$105.00

$150.40

$222.00

$163.20

$260.00

$394.31

$611.73

$938.15

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

40.00

69.04

104.48

147.06

222.36

170.77

272.40

388.33

581.27

912.68

    Management, business, and financial

40.00

68.77

105.69

153.63

210.91

167.09

271.32

397.03

580.89

905.66

    Professional and related

40.00

69.12

103.09

145.19

227.91

173.79

272.91

385.92

581.27

919.50

Service

54.04

79.88

115.00

171.50

248.93

194.92

290.34

465.35

727.42

1019.82

    Protective service

65.96

79.88

125.82

204.42

237.00

197.02

287.29

1279.52

Sales and office

42.29

70.00

103.65

148.56

214.89

164.61

261.34

405.10

643.00

962.20

    Sales and related

43.71

78.38

108.33

158.96

226.09

195.46

270.49

421.53

636.06

930.70

    Office and administrative support

41.36

67.16

102.79

142.99

208.61

148.11

257.81

399.01

645.00

974.93

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

48.05

74.40

117.64

178.33

275.80

180.00

281.15

438.00

727.42

1011.86

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

46.00

65.08

114.00

168.99

231.51

190.00

261.00

440.06

821.35

1138.96

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

48.36

78.24

119.80

182.96

300.00

174.11

290.00

434.82

727.42

961.46

Production, transportation, and material moving

37.04

63.67

100.02

143.29

198.00

129.99

207.90

335.65

496.88

828.23

    Production

40.04

65.00

102.35

145.17

196.54

134.59

204.00

335.68

459.36

715.01

    Transportation and material moving

32.42

59.98

98.58

141.45

202.72

117.47

207.90

335.65

545.00

888.58

Full time

42.83

69.80

104.97

148.82

216.36

167.30

261.34

391.31

605.69

932.86

Part time

33.17

67.16

111.07

196.84

271.16

100.66

210.84

480.47

712.61

1019.82

Union

32.42

56.28

93.21

152.30

226.09

86.66

173.32

279.34

473.49

829.57

Nonunion

43.70

71.00

105.99

150.00

220.95

175.00

274.71

401.59

625.50

940.66

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

43.71

74.59

106.82

160.33

226.09

180.21

280.73

465.35

704.11

1020.66

        Lowest 10 percent

52.60

81.16

111.64

171.00

226.09

183.96

256.88

472.66

681.08

1157.93

    Second 25 percent

45.50

69.33

105.03

153.58

238.00

160.10

260.43

415.01

692.79

956.46

    Third 25 percent

42.07

69.33

105.03

150.00

213.89

162.76

254.51

384.74

584.11

938.90

    Highest 25 percent

39.43

68.29

104.23

145.72

213.49

158.34

259.98

381.00

559.02

866.16

        Highest 10 percent

39.61

70.11

105.69

146.80

231.14

163.60

264.59

383.01

554.63

829.57

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

40.00

64.88

100.00

142.02

198.62

147.06

230.20

340.00

503.65

783.00

    Construction

47.67

68.77

115.97

176.99

231.51

208.24

310.76

503.65

758.79

1114.97

    Manufacturing

39.51

64.09

97.51

138.44

187.81

131.31

213.51

325.00

447.00

639.02

Service-providing industries

42.36

71.64

106.88

152.03

231.22

169.81

269.82

408.25

649.00

971.00

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

37.68

70.61

102.25

153.46

227.15

140.92

243.12

388.47

600.43

886.78

        Wholesale trade

44.38

70.26

100.76

142.90

210.11

175.84

275.40

396.68

585.03

826.30

        Retail trade

40.96

79.50

125.00

186.90

266.62

171.25

256.09

460.02

715.85

1017.00

        Transportation and warehousing

28.17

55.00

89.80

144.33

206.75

93.34

185.17

276.62

475.06

661.00

        Utilities

50.98

84.00

117.84

138.42

113.70

149.88

280.00

370.25

493.12

    Information

43.96

59.88

104.59

135.00

178.83

145.16

235.17

293.95

461.44

727.22

    Financial activities

45.09

65.64

109.11

137.36

188.66

185.56

260.79

387.98

552.00

914.05

        Finance and insurance

43.91

64.06

104.65

130.56

180.32

179.52

249.98

385.18

502.00

713.89

            Credit intermediation and related activities

48.33

63.87

109.11

131.22

184.21

185.56

280.32

394.55

517.73

760.54

            Insurance carriers and related activities

40.00

65.00

100.00

128.94

163.71

160.10

244.16

369.06

470.12

664.52

        Real estate and rental and leasing

51.22

83.38

124.56

156.00

239.72

217.03

327.30

528.63

915.74

1101.75

    Professional and business services

40.96

74.81

115.09

171.99

272.68

176.67

296.73

440.00

727.42

990.76

        Professional and technical services

37.41

73.00

112.84

156.24

227.27

167.09

296.73

415.01

620.67

992.90

        Administrative and waste services

52.60

74.67

136.14

300.00

183.96

324.91

649.58

741.51

997.43

    Education and health services

43.71

68.26

100.52

143.66

221.00

184.24

289.77

418.35

680.69

1042.06

        Educational services

42.00

72.00

103.04

159.50

220.01

225.01

324.00

477.97

695.56

1031.27

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

42.00

72.00

109.41

159.01

227.76

223.58

303.52

436.00

589.00

859.00

        Health care and social assistance

43.71

66.10

100.11

140.65

221.00

169.81

283.76

399.34

675.07

1042.06

    Leisure and hospitality

54.16

86.40

116.76

157.23

196.84

222.92

325.67

472.66

740.77

980.30

        Accommodation and food services

65.30

89.31

116.76

171.50

202.48

226.91

348.24

472.66

681.08

1019.82

    Other services

39.64

80.94

135.02

189.75

277.56

161.88

294.12

485.27

737.40

1053.02

1 to 99 workers

48.17

75.83

113.29

163.00

247.27

194.13

296.42

470.00

741.51

1064.58

    1 to 49 workers

47.77

77.43

114.04

165.00

255.35

190.23

299.40

470.00

755.40

1065.15

    50 to 99 workers

49.18

74.79

108.90

159.77

237.58

201.69

290.34

477.97

725.47

1037.47

100 workers or more

38.66

64.88

100.00

141.46

198.36

143.48

236.00

355.80

510.14

779.74

    100 to 499 workers

38.71

65.56

101.98

148.00

209.34

150.00

251.56

382.63

554.89

869.30

    500 workers or more

38.66

63.55

96.25

137.03

187.77

130.00

223.13

324.68

433.58

607.06

Geographic areas

                   

Northeast

47.70

76.90

112.03

158.00

227.27

165.07

254.58

374.59

541.30

869.42

    New England

57.38

93.93

126.25

170.29

251.31

225.32

300.23

391.27

541.72

813.78

    Middle Atlantic

45.16

72.85

106.59

148.75

219.00

149.98

232.54

350.57

541.30

881.93

South

43.71

67.35

103.13

149.76

211.79

169.86

273.39

423.27

654.33

977.00

    South Atlantic

48.00

70.68

105.10

148.79

218.84

181.92

283.07

431.23

682.75

990.76

    East South Central

43.70

68.26

95.00

151.66

205.90

169.46

245.86

394.06

607.06

813.02

    West South Central

38.00

62.05

100.00

148.75

205.50

140.92

272.98

424.00

681.38

1000.93

Midwest

44.41

74.99

109.11

156.81

239.64

164.65

258.49

379.69

590.56

864.58

    East North Central

43.41

74.99

106.61

149.85

211.01

154.08

250.00

354.29

542.73

917.24

    West North Central

45.43

73.79

114.31

175.00

185.56

289.08

416.86

655.89

746.23

West

32.14

59.75

96.19

139.80

208.25

145.65

245.05

398.41

606.67

969.07

    Mountain

37.00

65.00

94.01

132.12

179.83

167.30

245.86

378.42

565.44

909.56

    Pacific

32.00

56.33

96.89

149.99

227.76

132.20

245.05

403.96

635.89

999.50

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.