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Employee Benefits Survey
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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, civilian workers,1 March 2017
(In percent)
Characteristics Single coverage Family coverage
Employer
share
Employee
share
Employer
share
Employee
share
All workers
80
20
68
32
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
81
19
69
31
    Management, business, and financial
80
20
70
30
    Professional and related
82
18
68
32
        Teachers
84
16
65
35
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
84
16
64
36
        Registered nurses
80
20
70
30
Service
80
20
65
35
    Protective service
87
13
77
23
Sales and office
79
21
66
34
    Sales and related
77
23
63
37
    Office and administrative support
80
20
67
33
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
80
20
68
32
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
80
20
68
32
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
80
20
68
32
Production, transportation, and material moving
80
20
72
28
    Production
79
21
73
27
    Transportation and material moving
80
20
71
29
Full time
80
20
68
32
Part time
78
22
63
37
Union
87
13
80
20
Nonunion
79
21
65
35
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Lowest 25 percent
77
23
60
40
        Lowest 10 percent
75
25
57
43
    Second 25 percent
80
20
67
33
    Third 25 percent
81
19
70
30
    Highest 25 percent
81
19
71
29
        Highest 10 percent
81
19
73
27
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
80
20
72
28
Service-providing industries
80
20
67
33
    Education and health services
82
18
65
35
        Educational services
84
16
66
34
            Elementary and secondary schools
84
16
64
36
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
84
16
70
30
        Health care and social assistance
80
20
65
35
            Hospitals
83
17
73
27
    Public administration
88
12
77
23
1 to 99 workers
79
21
64
36
    1 to 49 workers
79
21
65
35
    50 to 99 workers
78
22
64
36
100 workers or more
81
19
70
30
    100 to 499 workers
80
20
67
33
    500 workers or more
83
17
74
26
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
82
18
74
26
    New England
78
22
73
27
    Middle Atlantic
83
17
74
26
South
80
20
64
36
    South Atlantic
79
21
66
34
    East South Central
81
19
66
34
    West South Central
79
21
61
39
Midwest
79
21
69
31
    East North Central
79
21
70
30
    West North Central
80
20
68
32
West
81
19
69
31
    Mountain
79
21
66
34
    Pacific
82
18
70
30
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
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 2017.

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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.