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

Table 13. Standard errors for medical care benefits, family 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
$16.10
0.5
$17.97
0.5
$17.00
$10.84
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
17.72
0.6
24.17
0.6
18.28
12.25
    Professional and related
19.33
0.6
25.71
0.6
19.86
12.71
        Teachers
21.29
0.8
37.99
0.8
22.20
15.81
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
23.03
1.0
42.38
1.0
24.20
18.13
Service
24.57
1.0
27.50
1.0
26.75
13.32
    Protective service
22.24
1.8
52.19
1.8
24.24
15.40
Sales and office
26.35
1.7
19.42
1.7
27.44
16.97
    Office and administrative support
26.68
1.4
20.83
1.4
28.12
17.52
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
33.90
1.9
94.20
1.9
35.23
31.06
Production, transportation, and material moving
44.29
Full time
16.44
0.5
19.85
0.5
17.31
10.58
Part time
38.39
1.6
47.61
1.6
41.64
39.87
Union
12.77
0.8
18.26
0.8
13.73
14.72
Nonunion
25.60
0.4
58.32
0.4
26.31
13.94
Average wage within the following categories:1
           
    Lowest 25 percent
32.57
0.8
42.43
0.8
34.36
14.51
        Lowest 10 percent
56.31
    Second 25 percent
21.40
0.6
29.38
0.6
22.53
15.35
    Third 25 percent
20.10
1.1
23.08
1.1
21.70
16.07
    Highest 25 percent
17.26
0.7
26.41
0.7
17.67
12.14
        Highest 10 percent
27.22
1.0
32.46
1.0
29.07
18.96
Establishment characteristics
           
Service-providing industries
16.30
0.4
18.23
0.4
17.15
10.93
    Education and health services
18.58
0.5
25.79
0.5
19.36
12.94
        Educational services
19.58
0.6
27.60
0.6
20.34
13.77
            Elementary and secondary schools
20.15
0.7
34.28
0.7
20.98
14.74
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
48.20
0.7
17.70
0.7
49.72
23.03
        Health care and social assistance
37.07
0.6
81.47
0.6
37.47
19.11
            Hospitals
53.03
0.9
86.04
0.9
54.08
23.52
    Public administration
17.24
0.9
37.40
0.9
18.40
15.71
1 to 99 workers
53.08
1.7
74.87
1.7
57.48
27.28
    1 to 49 workers
55.22
2.7
104.12
2.7
60.60
30.26
    50 to 99 workers
75.25
3.0
105.11
3.0
80.51
46.00
100 workers or more
15.95
0.5
18.36
0.5
16.72
11.18
    100 to 499 workers
42.52
1.3
55.92
1.3
43.70
18.71
    500 workers or more
15.77
0.4
18.17
0.4
16.61
12.99
State government
28.02
0.3
32.49
0.3
28.39
15.59
Local government
17.09
0.6
18.93
0.6
18.11
10.79
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
16.83
0.8
16.13
0.8
20.88
12.00
    New England
58.85
1.1
88.97
1.1
59.07
32.62
    Middle Atlantic
11.10
1.0
14.35
1.0
14.93
8.69
South
28.58
0.2
98.59
0.2
28.57
16.85
    South Atlantic
31.36
    East South Central
62.52
0.0
62.52
16.06
    West South Central
38.12
Midwest
22.57
1.6
64.82
1.6
22.94
22.13
    East North Central
18.98
1.7
72.22
1.7
21.07
24.59
    West North Central
40.32
West
25.03
1.2
49.30
1.2
26.16
25.62
    Mountain
46.51
1.6
109.16
1.6
50.58
41.64
    Pacific
22.20
1.6
45.65
1.6
22.44
31.94
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.