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Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 15. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, civilian workers,1 March
2016
(Includes workers participating in medical care benefits with flat dollar amount contributory coverage)
Characteristics Single coverage2 Family coverage2
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
$37.65
$68.87
$107.74
$152.15
$222.72
$179.82
$270.98
$412.72
$657.55
$1015.74
Worker characteristics
                   
Management, professional, and related
34.00
63.98
101.57
145.43
227.50
171.76
267.00
407.50
637.13
992.80
    Management, business, and financial
44.61
69.33
103.66
145.14
202.90
167.88
266.48
397.92
581.00
847.71
    Professional and related
30.00
60.82
100.00
146.28
240.51
179.00
267.84
415.25
667.00
1049.05
        Teachers
21.00
51.00
90.36
148.37
259.15
161.63
258.42
476.77
728.97
1073.94
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
22.76
57.08
92.60
150.58
273.00
163.07
272.37
485.68
783.60
1098.00
        Registered nurses
47.84
70.00
92.95
140.96
211.02
174.90
286.71
396.91
635.67
1036.13
Service
30.00
65.43
97.50
151.00
236.40
180.00
271.87
441.88
741.16
1059.00
    Protective service
35.51
53.80
83.00
125.00
165.00
153.40
214.77
329.71
536.97
731.71
Sales and office
43.33
73.67
113.63
156.00
217.42
195.00
284.24
424.24
673.56
1020.48
    Sales and related
55.63
81.27
120.50
161.92
219.00
224.16
291.73
420.99
682.19
951.92
    Office and administrative support
35.50
68.65
109.50
155.01
211.34
185.00
281.41
427.08
673.56
1027.70
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
38.78
79.00
118.02
165.35
234.19
175.70
272.22
418.68
669.19
1129.67
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
38.50
80.51
105.51
171.33
234.47
203.53
296.42
465.66
746.51
1150.89
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
39.41
78.98
124.67
159.46
232.84
132.30
261.72
392.83
601.17
1083.00
Production, transportation, and material moving
45.37
75.26
113.88
156.83
214.77
177.09
260.00
385.96
577.41
906.06
    Production
40.75
75.01
111.15
153.87
207.89
152.12
254.58
377.12
524.65
869.50
    Transportation and material moving
50.70
77.99
117.24
160.11
230.63
196.41
266.48
408.39
691.94
1055.55
Full time
37.74
68.87
107.25
151.44
215.03
179.42
270.00
410.25
651.40
1015.74
Part time
32.65
70.00
117.68
198.19
236.40
209.00
305.85
493.28
691.94
1019.78
Union
30.65
66.00
100.51
160.01
236.40
118.32
222.93
334.82
561.47
894.59
Nonunion
39.37
69.44
108.87
151.36
215.00
190.67
288.69
428.94
667.00
1035.02
Average wage within the following categories:3
                   
    Lowest 25 percent
38.00
74.16
113.54
163.15
236.40
218.00
308.09
486.68
731.71
1005.88
        Lowest 10 percent
53.21
74.87
117.86
202.57
236.40
223.00
288.41
501.32
731.71
1024.75
    Second 25 percent
35.93
69.62
108.42
155.98
230.63
182.87
281.41
431.67
691.94
1081.30
    Third 25 percent
37.65
67.15
107.25
151.00
210.62
170.67
260.00
399.49
626.46
987.06
    Highest 25 percent
37.56
67.68
104.30
150.08
215.57
167.60
264.59
388.60
598.76
931.80
        Highest 10 percent
42.26
70.00
105.78
149.99
217.23
161.87
263.30
361.00
558.96
829.57
Establishment characteristics
                   
Goods-producing industries
40.00
70.80
107.70
153.87
210.37
153.00
254.58
371.70
543.32
869.50
Service-providing industries
36.30
68.35
107.74
152.07
227.50
182.18
274.78
425.00
673.56
1028.71
    Education and health services
30.00
60.43
95.73
143.40
243.00
181.85
286.23
457.93
766.88
1098.00
        Educational services
20.00
47.58
89.00
146.36
242.99
162.25
258.00
476.04
716.80
1055.55
            Elementary and secondary schools
20.22
50.00
91.63
156.52
273.00
151.49
271.98
553.00
815.19
1122.52
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
20.00
40.00
81.24
132.40
189.76
176.26
241.00
381.72
578.86
685.00
        Health care and social assistance
30.00
69.07
100.00
141.71
243.00
205.59
295.51
436.75
821.76
1106.41
            Hospitals
42.90
78.03
104.02
134.60
193.12
192.44
286.71
377.24
550.00
799.44
    Public administration
28.20
50.00
77.97
118.50
163.32
199.98
315.38
511.29
696.19
1 to 99 workers
40.00
72.42
113.16
157.55
236.40
187.06
296.42
455.64
785.52
1106.41
    1 to 49 workers
35.00
73.48
112.51
151.66
211.84
189.85
299.71
433.30
746.23
1106.08
    50 to 99 workers
44.50
71.00
116.00
176.27
267.00
185.08
294.12
512.00
843.87
1106.41
100 workers or more
37.00
67.15
104.72
150.00
211.15
175.20
260.84
393.98
578.86
887.40
    100 to 499 workers
41.16
71.46
109.95
159.19
235.63
195.91
284.24
427.08
650.55
942.49
    500 workers or more
32.48
62.28
96.58
139.49
197.23
145.16
235.11
356.47
545.29
803.00
Geographic areas
                   
Northeast
46.19
73.86
112.51
159.70
227.50
157.63
249.91
361.76
554.14
850.83
    New England
51.48
89.38
124.49
176.29
249.15
174.78
280.01
386.27
568.61
840.60
    Middle Atlantic
45.43
70.54
104.99
152.82
215.03
150.00
231.99
352.78
543.10
887.40
South
34.76
68.35
108.97
154.20
219.46
199.16
305.92
478.32
704.17
1058.59
    South Atlantic
39.00
67.68
108.28
153.82
234.00
180.00
281.65
429.21
663.68
1015.49
    East South Central
105.03
151.00
221.00
206.09
317.00
474.46
685.00
1024.75
    West South Central
35.00
74.00
115.66
156.00
210.15
254.58
359.57
536.97
850.65
1106.41
Midwest
43.33
73.32
108.23
151.66
235.63
179.23
258.00
396.79
613.70
1008.12
    East North Central
45.00
77.97
109.95
158.00
240.72
169.81
254.30
392.14
576.34
974.59
    West North Central
35.40
67.16
100.75
145.14
211.84
192.44
263.60
412.55
670.00
1052.39
West
30.00
60.93
96.12
146.72
205.45
144.28
251.56
399.34
620.88
1009.72
    Mountain
36.30
63.98
91.69
147.86
195.17
191.52
261.88
378.77
604.89
912.43
    Pacific
30.00
60.47
98.91
146.63
206.90
125.00
250.26
406.00
641.65
1036.24
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.
2The 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 remaining percentiles follow the sam e logic.
3Surveyed 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: 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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.