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Standard Errors
Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement

Table 11. Standard errors for medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee
premiums by employee contribution requirement, State and local government workers, March
2016
Characteristics Average
flat monthly
employer
premium
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
Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution
All workers
$5.11
1.4
$7.30
1.4
$6.01
$3.45
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
5.99
2.1
8.66
2.1
7.18
3.63
    Professional and related
6.07
2.2
9.91
2.2
7.05
3.99
        Teachers
6.66
2.2
11.30
2.2
7.80
4.97
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
7.11
1.8
12.26
1.8
8.08
5.67
Service
6.46
1.9
10.16
1.9
7.29
4.34
    Protective service
7.72
2.8
15.81
2.8
8.36
4.95
Sales and office
8.39
2.0
14.47
2.0
10.26
4.39
    Office and administrative support
8.61
1.9
16.05
1.9
10.50
4.54
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
9.74
3.7
16.31
3.7
8.34
10.97
Production, transportation, and material moving
12.81
3.8
24.20
3.8
13.38
9.77
Full time
5.14
1.4
7.42
1.4
6.04
3.40
Part time
14.12
3.4
26.60
3.4
10.51
12.98
Union
6.10
1.1
6.21
1.1
7.49
3.92
Nonunion
6.10
2.4
9.44
2.4
6.92
5.05
Average wage within the following categories:1
           
    Lowest 25 percent
7.06
2.4
14.63
2.4
7.65
6.88
        Lowest 10 percent
12.48
4.1
23.08
4.1
12.98
13.06
    Second 25 percent
7.17
1.6
10.88
1.6
7.96
4.61
    Third 25 percent
8.41
1.9
8.29
1.9
10.90
3.63
    Highest 25 percent
4.80
1.6
9.89
1.6
5.26
3.95
        Highest 10 percent
6.83
2.6
13.71
2.6
7.10
6.99
Establishment characteristics
           
Service-providing industries
5.16
1.3
7.47
1.3
6.09
3.49
    Education and health services
5.58
2.1
9.96
2.1
6.18
4.56
        Educational services
5.60
2.2
10.63
2.2
6.25
5.11
            Elementary and secondary schools
6.15
2.0
13.43
2.0
6.40
4.87
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
13.12
5.0
9.34
5.0
15.86
10.12
        Health care and social assistance
13.34
3.2
25.55
3.2
14.25
4.00
            Hospitals
16.51
4.3
27.01
4.3
18.75
5.41
    Public administration
9.49
1.7
9.44
1.7
11.71
4.12
1 to 99 workers
16.10
4.5
22.25
4.5
19.89
4.71
    1 to 49 workers
12.43
5.3
19.19
5.3
10.52
6.11
    50 to 99 workers
27.68
8.4
29.18
8.4
37.68
7.38
100 workers or more
4.84
1.3
5.78
1.3
5.71
3.60
    100 to 499 workers
10.41
2.3
16.29
2.3
11.46
6.22
    500 workers or more
4.78
1.5
5.73
1.5
5.71
4.29
State government
13.81
2.9
8.33
2.9
15.92
5.31
Local government
4.39
1.2
8.39
1.2
4.78
3.42
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
6.79
1.3
7.17
1.3
7.96
3.27
    New England
24.29
    Middle Atlantic
4.67
1.1
5.44
1.1
6.06
3.06
South
7.65
2.2
9.11
2.2
8.79
6.15
    South Atlantic
10.59
2.3
10.33
2.3
12.84
5.45
    East South Central
13.66
4.0
27.53
4.0
10.96
19.83
    West South Central
9.88
5.4
16.85
5.4
11.21
7.76
Midwest
8.34
4.3
14.69
4.3
9.21
4.62
    East North Central
6.27
2.4
24.49
2.4
5.16
3.46
    West North Central
19.59
8.9
14.39
8.9
25.23
11.05
West
15.41
1.7
23.50
1.7
17.62
7.93
    Mountain
22.87
4.9
49.34
4.9
16.32
14.03
    Pacific
16.85
1.3
11.14
1.3
21.83
9.59
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: 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.