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Employee Benefits Survey
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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, civilian workers,1 March 2016
(In percent)
Characteristics Single coverage Family coverage
Employer
share
Employee
share
Employer
share
Employee
share
All workers
81
19
68
32
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
82
18
69
31
    Management, business, and financial
81
19
71
29
    Professional and related
83
17
68
32
        Teachers
86
14
66
34
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
85
15
65
35
        Registered nurses
81
19
69
31
Service
82
18
67
33
    Protective service
87
13
77
23
Sales and office
79
21
66
34
    Sales and related
75
25
63
37
    Office and administrative support
80
20
67
33
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
81
19
69
31
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
82
18
69
31
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
80
20
70
30
Production, transportation, and material moving
80
20
71
29
    Production
79
21
71
29
    Transportation and material moving
81
19
70
30
Full time
81
19
69
31
Part time
78
22
64
36
Union
87
13
80
20
Nonunion
79
21
65
35
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Lowest 25 percent
77
23
61
39
        Lowest 10 percent
75
25
61
39
    Second 25 percent
80
20
66
34
    Third 25 percent
82
18
70
30
    Highest 25 percent
82
18
72
28
        Highest 10 percent
82
18
73
27
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
80
20
72
28
Service-providing industries
81
19
68
32
    Education and health services
82
18
65
35
        Educational services
85
15
66
34
            Elementary and secondary schools
86
14
64
36
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
85
15
70
30
        Health care and social assistance
80
20
65
35
            Hospitals
81
19
72
28
    Public administration
87
13
77
23
1 to 99 workers
80
20
64
36
    1 to 49 workers
81
19
65
35
    50 to 99 workers
78
22
64
36
100 workers or more
81
19
71
29
    100 to 499 workers
79
21
68
32
    500 workers or more
83
17
73
27
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
82
18
75
25
    New England
79
21
73
27
    Middle Atlantic
83
17
76
24
South
80
20
63
37
    South Atlantic
79
21
66
34
    East South Central
80
20
61
39
    West South Central
79
21
59
41
Midwest
80
20
70
30
    East North Central
79
21
71
29
    West North Central
81
19
68
32
West
83
17
70
30
    Mountain
81
19
68
32
    Pacific
83
17
71
29
1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
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 2016.

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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.