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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, State and local government workers, 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
$516.48
24
$554.12
76
$504.38
$109.74
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
100
518.31
24
553.65
76
507.07
111.56
    Professional and related
100
517.44
24
555.71
76
505.39
114.58
        Teachers
100
521.39
26
554.44
74
510.07
120.26
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
100
520.89
26
559.95
74
507.17
126.16
Service
100
521.75
25
558.50
75
509.36
105.27
    Protective service
100
536.30
25
566.67
75
526.21
106.97
Sales and office
100
513.01
24
542.95
76
503.70
98.07
    Office and administrative support
100
514.37
23
547.46
77
504.64
98.16
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
100
508.47
26
576.64
74
485.01
123.53
Production, transportation, and material moving
100
488.81
23
541.45
77
473.13
128.42
Full time
100
515.45
24
549.79
76
504.54
108.70
Part time
100
544.88
30
648.96
70
499.57
140.95
Union
100
559.81
25
594.77
75
548.37
121.76
Nonunion
100
471.70
24
510.97
76
459.31
97.43
Average wage within the following categories:1
             
    Lowest 25 percent
100
479.43
26
527.66
74
462.59
105.31
        Lowest 10 percent
100
464.29
28
515.86
72
444.00
98.59
    Second 25 percent
100
517.67
24
549.88
76
507.55
99.99
    Third 25 percent
100
527.20
26
563.05
74
514.77
102.31
    Highest 25 percent
100
532.84
22
570.93
78
521.88
126.54
        Highest 10 percent
100
553.80
26
583.74
74
543.14
132.44
Establishment characteristics
             
Service-providing industries
100
516.59
24
553.75
76
504.60
109.57
    Education and health services
100
507.60
25
546.83
75
494.78
113.63
        Educational services
100
506.38
25
542.76
75
494.41
116.81
            Elementary and secondary schools
100
508.12
26
544.44
74
495.51
123.76
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
100
499.93
22
533.58
78
490.69
92.81
        Health care and social assistance
100
516.07
24
576.36
76
497.30
91.77
            Hospitals
100
512.19
27
566.07
73
492.50
95.83
    Public administration
100
534.35
21
561.66
79
527.12
101.55
1 to 99 workers
100
506.09
40
527.25
60
492.13
87.31
    1 to 49 workers
100
502.76
42
557.69
58
463.21
90.59
    50 to 99 workers
100
509.99
37
487.37
63
523.47
83.74
100 workers or more
100
517.74
22
559.87
78
505.53
111.85
    100 to 499 workers
100
512.11
22
575.74
78
494.27
111.12
    500 workers or more
100
519.45
23
555.20
77
508.99
112.07
State government
100
514.38
14
536.24
86
510.71
91.17
Local government
100
517.28
28
557.60
72
501.51
118.15
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
100
538.40
25
554.91
75
532.89
132.88
    New England
100
575.40
    Middle Atlantic
100
525.40
31
538.81
69
519.47
130.55
South
100
468.27
24
523.66
76
450.98
96.83
    South Atlantic
100
502.70
19
547.59
81
492.04
88.46
    East South Central
100
410.54
18
450.63
82
401.76
86.65
    West South Central
100
451.74
36
528.72
64
408.32
124.84
Midwest
100
531.01
21
570.35
79
520.28
108.97
    East North Central
100
541.59
15
622.42
85
527.20
116.74
    West North Central
100
514.49
31
531.06
69
506.96
93.99
West
100
571.13
27
589.29
73
564.28
114.73
    Mountain
100
505.65
31
505.29
69
505.81
102.48
    Pacific
100
595.23
26
626.46
74
584.28
118.92
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 2016.

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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.