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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, civilian workers,1 March 2016
(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
$436.83
18
$546.95
82
$413.48
$123.60
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
100
453.22
18
543.30
82
433.48
120.99
    Management, business, and financial
100
436.25
15
546.34
85
417.42
117.49
    Professional and related
100
461.09
20
542.25
80
441.39
122.71
        Teachers
100
507.77
23
558.39
77
492.50
120.49
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
100
509.00
24
562.08
76
491.79
125.10
        Registered nurses
100
445.47
17
586.74
83
415.77
123.36
Service
100
450.49
21
551.07
79
423.92
121.28
    Protective service
100
510.20
25
536.50
75
501.65
107.32
Sales and office
100
411.63
13
543.44
87
392.09
124.69
    Sales and related
100
380.51
8
560.26
92
364.97
131.53
    Office and administrative support
100
423.92
15
539.89
85
403.68
121.77
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
100
443.22
24
586.94
76
397.20
134.66
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
100
461.75
31
605.68
69
395.31
139.50
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
100
427.89
18
560.01
82
398.50
131.31
Production, transportation, and material moving
100
418.28
17
523.20
83
397.42
124.32
    Production
100
402.74
15
505.23
85
386.23
124.66
    Transportation and material moving
100
435.32
20
537.18
80
410.56
123.92
Full time
100
438.31
18
546.60
82
415.34
122.96
Part time
100
412.42
18
552.81
82
382.78
134.09
Union
100
527.80
33
586.70
67
499.40
125.42
Nonunion
100
411.71
13
520.19
87
395.01
123.20
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
100
390.67
14
524.82
86
368.43
130.16
        Lowest 10 percent
100
396.10
11
594.78
89
372.21
142.31
    Second 25 percent
100
419.87
17
530.63
83
398.13
126.45
    Third 25 percent
100
444.09
19
550.57
81
419.26
120.14
    Highest 25 percent
100
459.94
18
560.88
82
437.41
121.94
        Highest 10 percent
100
455.56
17
531.96
83
440.14
124.11
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
100
420.66
19
540.24
81
393.53
122.80
Service-providing industries
100
440.48
17
548.57
83
417.91
123.77
    Education and health services
100
461.80
17
557.29
83
441.70
120.52
        Educational services
100
496.00
22
545.68
78
481.60
119.05
            Elementary and secondary schools
100
504.11
25
549.25
75
488.81
124.97
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
100
485.75
16
531.96
84
476.76
105.45
        Health care and social assistance
100
431.94
13
574.88
87
410.68
121.66
            Hospitals
100
449.45
12
560.50
88
434.57
115.87
    Public administration
100
534.35
21
561.66
79
527.12
101.55
1 to 99 workers
100
427.67
22
545.76
78
395.18
129.72
    1 to 49 workers
100
432.60
23
550.22
77
397.86
126.83
    50 to 99 workers
100
416.74
19
533.84
81
389.51
135.81
100 workers or more
100
442.14
15
547.93
85
423.29
120.31
    100 to 499 workers
100
422.95
14
560.52
86
400.63
126.29
    500 workers or more
100
459.80
16
537.95
84
444.70
114.67
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
100
468.40
20
552.95
80
446.83
128.55
    New England
100
463.71
15
575.80
85
444.59
139.73
    Middle Atlantic
100
469.91
22
548.11
78
447.62
124.58
South
100
414.03
16
519.69
84
394.65
123.28
    South Atlantic
100
423.36
15
532.42
85
404.89
123.74
    East South Central
100
398.54
16
494.99
84
380.55
117.90
    West South Central
100
406.97
17
514.17
83
384.89
125.50
Midwest
100
427.69
14
577.68
86
402.61
125.42
    East North Central
100
429.74
12
591.03
88
406.61
129.73
    West North Central
100
423.43
18
558.46
82
393.78
115.91
West
100
455.65
22
552.04
78
429.25
117.95
    Mountain
100
433.50
17
532.21
83
412.92
114.49
    Pacific
100
465.24
23
558.39
77
436.88
119.58
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.