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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, civilian workers,1 March 2017
(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
$453.93
16
$568.50
84
$432.08
$130.46
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
100
467.79
16
555.17
84
451.15
128.13
    Management, business, and financial
100
444.67
12
544.41
88
430.51
126.60
    Professional and related
100
478.45
18
558.67
82
461.27
128.88
        Teachers
100
512.82
21
563.99
79
498.94
136.27
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
100
510.17
24
552.38
76
497.13
142.90
        Registered nurses
100
461.79
15
549.75
85
445.64
127.05
Service
100
454.90
17
572.72
83
429.86
130.80
    Protective service
100
544.95
22
553.48
78
542.46
106.56
Sales and office
100
440.57
14
596.18
86
415.58
130.62
    Sales and related
100
410.49
9
657.77
91
385.87
129.39
    Office and administrative support
100
452.68
16
581.92
84
428.50
131.16
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
100
445.44
22
564.55
78
414.70
141.42
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
100
450.88
30
577.04
70
404.42
151.43
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
100
441.04
16
546.81
84
421.88
134.42
Production, transportation, and material moving
100
442.22
16
566.53
84
419.16
130.19
    Production
100
429.96
14
511.41
86
417.62
128.01
    Transportation and material moving
100
456.32
19
611.51
81
421.05
132.86
Full time
100
453.52
16
556.55
84
434.20
129.96
Part time
100
460.76
20
726.42
80
395.11
139.20
Union
100
552.33
33
620.16
67
520.01
129.95
Nonunion
100
428.22
12
531.48
88
414.44
130.56
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
100
422.83
15
622.75
85
387.78
140.55
        Lowest 10 percent
100
416.24
14
764.87
86
359.46
139.86
    Second 25 percent
100
438.85
15
552.15
85
418.42
129.81
    Third 25 percent
100
461.12
17
553.37
83
442.78
128.71
    Highest 25 percent
100
471.33
17
573.95
83
451.03
128.43
        Highest 10 percent
100
467.53
17
567.73
83
448.20
131.61
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
100
435.31
17
528.78
83
417.91
132.85
Service-providing industries
100
458.18
16
577.33
84
435.32
129.91
    Education and health services
100
485.80
16
567.69
84
470.36
129.20
        Educational services
100
511.13
20
567.25
80
497.08
129.47
            Elementary and secondary schools
100
508.04
23
550.81
77
495.19
135.83
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
100
521.09
14
605.08
86
507.84
116.91
        Health care and social assistance
100
464.38
12
568.28
88
449.76
129.00
            Hospitals
100
490.25
13
552.68
87
480.93
115.85
    Public administration
100
570.63
22
584.88
78
566.48
101.13
1 to 99 workers
100
435.47
17
545.82
83
413.38
138.36
    1 to 49 workers
100
434.77
19
544.99
81
409.54
138.36
    50 to 99 workers
100
436.87
13
548.21
87
420.54
138.37
100 workers or more
100
465.75
16
584.03
84
443.89
125.47
    100 to 499 workers
100
455.49
14
620.42
86
427.66
129.97
    500 workers or more
100
476.43
17
551.46
83
461.28
120.65
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
100
479.36
20
576.03
80
455.97
133.40
    New England
100
456.39
12
584.72
88
439.80
148.21
    Middle Atlantic
100
486.36
22
574.65
78
461.57
128.27
South
100
441.44
15
557.61
85
421.50
129.15
    South Atlantic
100
451.75
12
581.55
88
433.84
130.06
    East South Central
100
441.66
15
517.34
85
428.99
120.63
    West South Central
100
424.90
19
549.10
81
396.11
132.26
Midwest
100
445.88
13
584.11
87
425.72
132.66
    East North Central
100
451.45
12
600.59
88
431.99
134.77
    West North Central
100
434.13
16
557.75
84
411.90
128.02
West
100
460.70
19
564.93
81
436.89
127.93
    Mountain
100
433.59
15
549.71
85
413.42
126.41
    Pacific
100
473.55
21
570.17
79
448.81
128.69
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.