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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, State and local government workers, March 2017
(In percent)
Characteristics Single coverage Family coverage
Employer
share
Employee
share
Employer
share
Employee
share
All workers
86
14
71
29
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
85
15
70
30
    Professional and related
85
15
69
31
        Teachers
84
16
66
34
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
84
16
65
35
Service
87
13
73
27
    Protective service
88
12
78
22
Sales and office
88
12
72
28
    Office and administrative support
88
12
72
28
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
89
11
74
26
Production, transportation, and material moving
86
14
70
30
Full time
86
14
71
29
Part time
85
15
70
30
Union
86
14
76
24
Nonunion
87
13
66
34
Average wage within the following categories:1
       
    Lowest 25 percent
87
13
66
34
        Lowest 10 percent
87
13
60
40
    Second 25 percent
87
13
74
26
    Third 25 percent
86
14
69
31
    Highest 25 percent
85
15
74
26
        Highest 10 percent
85
15
75
25
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
86
14
71
29
    Education and health services
85
15
67
33
        Educational services
85
15
66
34
            Elementary and secondary schools
84
16
64
36
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
86
14
71
29
        Health care and social assistance
87
13
74
26
            Hospitals
87
13
75
25
    Public administration
88
12
77
23
1 to 99 workers
87
13
73
27
    1 to 49 workers
88
12
72
28
    50 to 99 workers
86
14
73
27
100 workers or more
86
14
70
30
    100 to 499 workers
87
13
71
29
    500 workers or more
86
14
70
30
State government
86
14
74
26
Local government
87
13
70
30
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
84
16
82
18
    New England
77
23
77
23
    Middle Atlantic
87
13
84
16
South
86
14
63
37
    South Atlantic
85
15
65
35
    East South Central
88
12
63
37
    West South Central
87
13
59
41
Midwest
87
13
73
27
    East North Central
85
15
74
26
    West North Central
90
10
72
28
West
87
13
75
25
    Mountain
87
13
71
29
    Pacific
87
13
77
23
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 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.