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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, private industry 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
$417.09
16
$544.22
84
$393.24
$126.68
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
100
428.35
16
537.19
84
408.19
124.23
    Management, business, and financial
100
423.01
13
547.42
87
404.43
120.51
    Professional and related
100
431.62
17
532.46
83
410.62
126.62
Service
100
415.00
19
546.10
81
384.75
128.62
    Protective service
100
377.74
Sales and office
100
397.58
11
543.59
89
378.78
127.87
    Sales and related
100
378.71
7
568.22
93
363.90
131.91
    Office and administrative support
100
406.32
13
537.38
87
386.16
125.86
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
100
433.61
24
588.55
76
384.53
136.27
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
100
451.49
32
605.62
68
378.34
143.42
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
100
419.69
18
564.43
82
388.50
131.68
Production, transportation, and material moving
100
414.48
17
521.81
83
393.67
124.11
    Production
100
400.56
15
504.47
85
383.99
124.53
    Transportation and material moving
100
431.01
19
536.57
81
405.94
123.58
Full time
100
418.63
16
545.35
84
394.83
126.24
Part time
100
394.08
16
527.00
84
369.42
133.30
Union
100
499.82
39
582.29
61
446.14
129.40
Nonunion
100
403.17
12
522.85
88
387.12
126.37
Average wage within the following categories:1
             
    Lowest 25 percent
100
384.76
13
541.91
87
362.66
133.75
        Lowest 10 percent
100
401.06
11
596.52
89
378.39
143.60
    Second 25 percent
100
404.07
15
529.81
85
382.35
128.60
    Third 25 percent
100
418.77
17
540.78
83
393.73
126.26
    Highest 25 percent
100
436.29
17
557.39
83
412.04
123.07
        Highest 10 percent
100
429.25
15
510.06
85
415.15
122.21
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
100
419.57
19
539.53
81
392.36
122.79
    Construction
100
450.32
31
593.84
69
385.06
133.93
    Manufacturing
100
410.30
15
503.79
85
394.23
118.20
Service-providing industries
100
416.37
15
545.91
85
393.49
127.78
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
100
407.74
14
538.61
86
386.44
132.95
        Wholesale trade
100
409.57
16
501.65
84
392.25
130.46
        Retail trade
100
377.53
11
561.17
89
355.87
143.07
        Transportation and warehousing
100
450.42
17
550.87
83
430.09
119.17
        Utilities
100
466.16
22
539.23
78
444.93
113.36
    Information
100
413.97
15
624.47
85
377.05
109.50
    Financial activities
100
398.11
8
599.32
92
379.46
116.06
        Finance and insurance
100
396.59
8
571.99
92
381.60
111.79
            Credit intermediation and related activities
100
396.30
6
562.52
94
385.11
111.18
            Insurance carriers and related activities
100
392.92
10
575.98
90
372.43
109.70
        Real estate and rental and leasing
100
404.18
    Professional and business services
100
407.73
15
474.44
85
396.08
132.40
        Professional and technical services
100
439.07
21
480.18
79
428.39
123.62
        Administrative and waste services
100
363.79
6
475.20
94
356.56
145.19
    Education and health services
100
426.97
12
573.78
88
407.19
125.00
        Educational services
100
451.70
13
569.97
87
434.51
127.26
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
100
461.00
7
523.44
93
456.20
124.11
        Health care and social assistance
100
422.41
12
574.54
88
402.20
124.58
    Leisure and hospitality
100
445.29
32
543.58
68
398.04
134.78
        Accommodation and food services
100
443.54
25
581.90
75
397.85
140.60
    Other services
100
479.80
42
589.72
58
399.57
143.45
1 to 99 workers
100
422.81
21
547.99
79
390.63
131.71
    1 to 49 workers
100
429.25
22
549.53
78
395.54
128.12
    50 to 99 workers
100
407.91
17
543.44
83
379.92
139.54
100 workers or more
100
412.76
12
539.44
88
395.04
123.22
    100 to 499 workers
100
408.88
13
556.38
87
387.40
128.44
    500 workers or more
100
418.00
12
514.52
88
405.23
116.26
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
100
451.38
19
552.33
81
427.41
127.57
    New England
100
434.29
16
555.79
84
411.01
140.26
    Middle Atlantic
100
456.78
20
551.46
80
432.85
123.36
South
100
398.61
13
517.65
87
380.60
129.88
    South Atlantic
100
401.96
13
526.47
87
383.01
132.60
    East South Central
100
393.91
15
515.65
85
372.67
129.51
    West South Central
100
395.42
13
503.07
87
380.49
125.62
Midwest
100
406.31
13
580.21
87
380.66
128.48
    East North Central
100
409.22
12
583.82
88
385.25
132.03
    West North Central
100
399.90
15
573.63
85
370.24
120.47
West
100
427.99
20
539.89
80
399.87
118.66
    Mountain
100
418.50
14
544.38
86
397.41
116.49
    Pacific
100
432.26
23
538.61
77
401.09
119.74
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.