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Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee

Table 10. Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and
employee, private industry workers, March 2016
(In percent)
Characteristics Single coverage Family coverage
Employer
share
Employee
share
Employer
share
Employee
share
All workers
79
21
68
32
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
80
20
69
31
    Management, business, and financial
80
20
70
30
    Professional and related
80
20
68
32
Service
80
20
64
36
    Protective service
83
17
72
28
Sales and office
77
23
65
35
    Sales and related
75
25
63
37
    Office and administrative support
78
22
66
34
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
80
20
69
31
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
81
19
68
32
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
79
21
69
31
Production, transportation, and material moving
80
20
71
29
    Production
79
21
71
29
    Transportation and material moving
81
19
71
29
Full time
79
21
68
32
Part time
77
23
63
37
Union
87
13
83
17
Nonunion
78
22
65
35
Average wage within the following categories:1
       
    Lowest 25 percent
76
24
62
38
        Lowest 10 percent
75
25
62
38
    Second 25 percent
78
22
64
36
    Third 25 percent
80
20
68
32
    Highest 25 percent
81
19
72
28
        Highest 10 percent
81
19
73
27
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
80
20
72
28
    Construction
82
18
68
32
    Manufacturing
80
20
74
26
Service-providing industries
79
21
67
33
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
78
22
66
34
        Wholesale trade
79
21
69
31
        Retail trade
74
26
60
40
        Transportation and warehousing
82
18
72
28
        Utilities
84
16
77
23
    Information
81
19
77
23
    Financial activities
79
21
69
31
        Finance and insurance
79
21
72
28
            Credit intermediation and related activities
79
21
70
30
            Insurance carriers and related activities
80
20
74
26
        Real estate and rental and leasing
76
24
60
40
    Professional and business services
78
22
64
36
        Professional and technical services
82
18
68
32
        Administrative and waste services
72
28
56
44
    Education and health services
79
21
64
36
        Educational services
80
20
66
34
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
80
20
71
29
        Health care and social assistance
79
21
64
36
    Leisure and hospitality
83
17
72
28
        Accommodation and food services
80
20
70
30
    Other services
85
15
66
34
1 to 99 workers
79
21
64
36
    1 to 49 workers
80
20
64
36
    50 to 99 workers
77
23
63
37
100 workers or more
79
21
71
29
    100 to 499 workers
78
22
67
33
    500 workers or more
80
20
75
25
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
81
19
73
27
    New England
79
21
71
29
    Middle Atlantic
82
18
74
26
South
78
22
63
37
    South Atlantic
77
23
65
35
    East South Central
78
22
65
35
    West South Central
78
22
60
40
Midwest
78
22
69
31
    East North Central
78
22
70
30
    West North Central
79
21
67
33
West
82
18
69
31
    Mountain
80
20
68
32
    Pacific
82
18
69
31
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. 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.