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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, civilian workers,1 March
2017
(Includes workers participating in medical care benefits with flat dollar amount contributory coverage)
Characteristics Single coverage2 Family coverage2
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
$40.00
$74.40
$116.08
$163.10
$231.83
$191.73
$292.61
$442.70
$685.00
$1024.00
Worker characteristics
                   
Management, professional, and related
36.92
68.34
111.31
161.03
231.83
180.00
289.40
436.00
661.22
1021.27
    Management, business, and financial
40.00
70.81
113.86
162.53
227.50
167.09
284.06
433.33
624.81
924.00
    Professional and related
35.00
66.00
110.50
158.18
231.83
183.97
289.40
445.17
682.39
1078.79
        Teachers
32.42
60.00
102.70
166.49
261.00
166.66
290.77
487.34
764.49
1086.42
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
32.63
60.00
104.70
173.34
276.80
155.00
306.56
519.00
844.00
1120.79
        Registered nurses
40.00
69.81
110.39
165.38
275.00
192.50
263.00
429.00
721.36
1086.42
Service
37.66
75.82
114.65
178.84
238.11
199.75
313.50
515.47
783.00
1089.27
    Protective service
30.95
52.52
93.00
129.00
203.99
177.94
242.67
353.00
531.20
662.90
Sales and office
44.79
79.35
123.22
162.53
221.70
209.20
309.00
456.50
687.72
1027.70
    Sales and related
54.92
85.23
126.00
161.94
215.00
217.90
298.63
433.54
640.18
998.00
    Office and administrative support
38.00
75.00
122.73
163.08
229.65
205.59
312.00
459.60
712.64
1038.85
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
43.33
75.55
125.00
182.64
252.68
198.00
298.00
478.08
765.69
1101.56
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
43.40
80.49
137.05
191.41
261.73
217.90
337.00
503.30
794.20
1015.84
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
43.33
73.62
121.33
167.03
240.74
186.00
287.41
434.75
699.47
1204.66
Production, transportation, and material moving
44.29
78.51
116.02
158.25
210.40
167.51
274.48
379.90
581.00
923.72
    Production
43.33
75.01
115.83
156.53
210.40
159.75
257.66
370.36
547.63
850.45
    Transportation and material moving
45.62
84.50
117.00
163.10
212.11
198.00
281.67
405.00
629.53
998.00
Full time
40.00
74.00
116.00
162.50
230.65
188.30
289.48
439.17
678.16
1020.45
Part time
90.11
123.44
199.33
258.30
241.12
358.84
534.46
783.00
1106.41
Union
36.19
72.89
108.40
157.91
214.00
159.72
242.67
365.94
559.53
896.39
Nonunion
40.00
75.00
117.00
164.15
234.95
196.78
303.34
458.42
712.64
1051.65
Average wage within the following categories:3
                   
    Lowest 25 percent
50.00
85.00
123.00
178.84
275.18
224.16
348.98
537.41
852.86
1098.00
        Lowest 10 percent
44.29
85.00
119.60
201.07
259.44
248.91
353.00
546.74
896.00
1123.28
    Second 25 percent
40.00
75.00
116.08
159.40
226.40
199.40
300.00
452.67
722.30
1086.42
    Third 25 percent
37.66
71.50
112.02
162.53
226.62
183.97
281.67
437.04
641.87
970.06
    Highest 25 percent
38.76
70.00
114.85
161.94
225.44
177.50
279.32
416.00
614.26
948.14
        Highest 10 percent
42.51
76.00
116.08
162.53
231.15
174.19
280.06
403.30
584.00
948.14
Establishment characteristics
                   
Goods-producing industries
43.33
74.00
116.08
161.94
233.66
179.40
271.14
388.55
598.99
896.99
Service-providing industries
38.12
74.61
116.08
163.71
231.83
194.26
300.00
457.78
710.67
1053.00
    Education and health services
35.00
68.36
105.33
163.32
256.75
205.59
310.76
507.15
818.67
1090.00
        Educational services
33.63
60.00
101.62
163.62
247.00
180.00
289.22
480.88
716.80
1040.79
            Elementary and secondary schools
31.00
59.24
100.00
166.72
270.00
166.66
306.23
538.82
835.00
1120.79
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
34.06
59.18
96.07
152.51
211.17
191.73
241.00
411.00
550.22
733.00
        Health care and social assistance
36.06
75.00
108.00
162.96
268.94
216.67
333.67
542.40
914.26
1106.41
            Hospitals
36.06
69.57
106.85
144.64
191.97
194.55
265.58
390.01
548.76
802.53
    Public administration
23.31
50.00
84.00
128.00
182.00
140.23
209.20
342.24
505.14
698.84
1 to 99 workers
47.69
83.60
123.28
169.03
250.00
210.00
326.16
487.50
787.53
1118.57
    1 to 49 workers
50.00
87.10
127.00
172.86
240.04
219.75
340.58
487.50
783.00
1110.81
    50 to 99 workers
46.49
80.17
114.83
163.71
266.64
192.59
290.00
490.50
830.05
1200.58
100 workers or more
37.00
67.17
111.28
158.06
221.50
180.00
274.48
414.00
623.51
948.14
    100 to 499 workers
41.00
71.41
112.97
161.94
230.65
186.00
289.40
442.70
688.25
1015.84
    500 workers or more
34.16
62.18
108.35
154.31
205.14
160.10
253.50
384.18
545.29
765.60
Geographic areas
                   
Northeast
50.00
81.25
118.00
166.49
229.65
167.51
278.39
391.75
553.58
894.37
    New England
61.40
99.67
130.00
179.06
247.20
198.00
308.12
404.72
553.59
796.62
    Middle Atlantic
46.19
74.00
115.29
162.01
215.54
157.00
270.00
388.42
553.58
914.62
South
35.00
72.10
117.70
164.37
235.63
196.78
306.56
480.88
744.90
1081.30
    South Atlantic
35.00
71.50
114.85
161.88
236.04
191.73
292.17
457.16
721.01
1047.10
    East South Central
30.00
61.06
108.33
153.22
229.97
184.17
291.36
414.00
685.00
1013.80
    West South Central
40.00
79.00
123.62
169.03
244.00
216.08
348.00
519.61
843.34
1106.41
Midwest
43.33
75.60
116.08
159.40
234.95
199.00
289.22
434.75
677.67
975.02
    East North Central
47.36
80.75
119.00
160.00
228.70
183.27
280.46
424.67
642.46
963.27
    West North Central
37.17
69.38
110.00
157.90
240.32
209.20
293.59
465.54
720.00
1043.70
West
35.59
69.57
110.39
162.53
226.41
191.73
280.06
455.01
693.00
1033.49
    Mountain
38.76
68.35
108.34
164.37
217.00
195.00
296.45
436.88
690.46
1024.00
    Pacific
33.88
70.28
111.31
162.53
234.35
186.00
280.00
460.36
704.17
1033.49
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2The 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 same logic.
3Surveyed 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: 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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.