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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, State and local
government workers, March 2016
(Includes workers participating in medical care benefits with flat dollar amount contributory coverage)
Characteristics Single coverage1 Family coverage1
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
$20.24
$47.49
$82.00
$126.03
$203.46
$135.32
$226.64
$375.65
$647.44
$950.43
Worker characteristics
                   
Management, professional, and related
20.00
45.00
83.00
131.93
214.71
134.53
229.70
400.80
667.00
985.55
    Professional and related
20.00
43.83
84.00
138.00
229.01
140.89
241.00
428.97
674.17
1019.78
        Teachers
20.00
45.00
85.93
148.37
269.99
133.82
241.00
460.16
726.88
1078.26
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
20.00
50.00
90.36
154.00
283.34
140.89
257.28
484.10
770.06
1128.08
Service
25.88
50.00
78.37
123.47
186.48
145.01
218.00
350.15
593.00
889.32
    Protective service
36.30
52.39
82.12
124.88
168.12
143.98
209.00
324.92
513.28
710.79
Sales and office
20.00
40.00
77.97
118.50
173.32
226.64
354.29
599.54
888.00
    Office and administrative support
20.00
39.99
77.97
118.50
172.24
221.00
356.93
600.00
884.30
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
28.20
47.87
85.86
126.18
248.80
129.99
189.14
317.00
558.22
1028.71
Production, transportation, and material moving
32.83
52.52
98.99
135.18
205.82
196.41
267.84
394.86
748.87
1122.52
Full time
20.24
47.00
81.60
124.88
200.94
135.32
226.64
375.15
640.00
931.80
Part time
60.00
100.95
154.50
270.18
119.76
233.70
394.22
852.86
1282.78
Union
28.20
55.62
84.62
135.58
214.71
85.64
207.43
320.88
561.47
979.39
Nonunion
20.00
38.38
73.42
118.50
189.76
180.00
258.79
482.00
667.00
922.15
Average wage within the following categories:2
                   
    Lowest 25 percent
20.00
38.41
76.74
118.80
204.00
180.00
250.95
499.38
670.62
987.14
        Lowest 10 percent
20.00
122.40
204.02
184.02
309.96
578.86
685.00
998.00
    Second 25 percent
21.00
41.34
77.97
121.18
182.61
118.32
216.97
350.15
578.60
826.69
    Third 25 percent
20.00
50.00
81.24
118.53
185.00
220.98
359.42
619.20
907.41
    Highest 25 percent
27.39
54.78
88.94
148.37
242.99
135.62
231.00
359.42
661.02
1018.73
        Highest 10 percent
30.01
54.23
88.48
149.28
266.65
222.08
350.15
608.96
950.43
Establishment characteristics
                   
Service-providing industries
20.22
47.00
82.00
125.87
203.46
135.32
226.64
375.65
651.28
952.74
    Education and health services
20.00
40.00
84.00
132.40
234.47
143.70
241.30
461.84
685.00
1048.00
        Educational services
20.00
39.99
84.00
139.21
242.99
140.89
241.00
476.04
716.80
1078.26
            Elementary and secondary schools
20.00
45.64
90.05
152.97
273.00
140.89
263.30
529.93
795.12
1128.08
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
20.00
107.74
154.61
140.23
220.98
350.15
578.86
685.00
        Health care and social assistance
81.24
112.63
139.59
175.20
258.00
356.93
558.20
770.16
            Hospitals
20.00
83.00
118.00
297.92
387.72
551.36
722.00
    Public administration
28.20
50.00
77.97
118.50
163.32
199.98
315.38
511.29
696.19
1 to 99 workers
22.76
49.00
71.94
103.52
148.37
120.25
192.44
340.46
609.00
746.23
    1 to 49 workers
22.76
83.00
107.56
153.10
144.07
192.44
340.46
578.86
723.74
    50 to 99 workers
49.00
62.49
101.51
126.93
347.82
609.00
885.00
100 workers or more
20.15
47.00
83.00
129.88
208.25
137.24
226.64
379.66
659.08
979.64
    100 to 499 workers
20.00
44.10
84.00
131.32
206.22
134.53
234.54
427.37
667.00
1006.00
    500 workers or more
20.45
48.29
82.47
129.52
209.00
137.27
226.64
367.49
641.76
958.36
State government
20.00
40.00
75.00
105.23
143.50
198.21
304.04
495.15
667.00
Local government
22.84
50.00
88.06
138.44
237.38
138.90
248.00
427.00
685.81
1031.97
Geographic areas
                   
Northeast
43.33
74.11
103.78
148.37
202.99
129.99
234.12
347.82
438.73
652.51
    New England
43.33
82.12
124.88
163.26
214.71
139.04
255.88
334.82
448.71
626.80
    Middle Atlantic
42.88
71.06
81.24
137.53
196.42
101.07
212.90
350.15
431.18
757.15
South
20.00
38.00
70.24
118.00
168.80
180.00
305.97
538.06
667.00
986.59
    South Atlantic
49.88
70.00
103.52
132.00
157.96
182.59
335.80
578.86
815.19
    East South Central
20.00
20.00
38.00
143.50
283.23
361.30
667.00
685.00
    West South Central
54.98
102.46
163.32
289.00
316.00
462.50
551.36
883.29
1094.65
Midwest
61.21
84.02
122.34
198.15
209.00
280.00
536.66
976.59
    East North Central
40.88
66.99
84.74
121.18
231.16
120.00
209.00
255.89
476.77
1132.00
    West North Central
20.00
84.00
127.03
162.11
241.00
380.96
605.00
885.00
West
26.00
40.00
72.00
137.76
240.05
74.28
197.95
320.39
643.21
979.64
    Mountain
30.00
39.99
51.00
242.99
136.98
221.00
427.37
760.11
979.64
    Pacific
23.82
50.50
76.74
139.00
237.20
72.52
298.84
608.96
984.57
1The 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.
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: 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.