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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, State and local government workers, 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
$536.13
22
$566.64
78
$527.53
$113.95
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
100
526.07
21
564.14
79
515.87
121.13
    Professional and related
100
522.84
21
559.04
79
513.06
125.42
        Teachers
100
518.29
22
552.08
78
508.51
137.84
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
100
513.98
24
545.99
76
503.94
143.36
Service
100
548.09
23
559.29
77
544.69
109.52
    Protective service
100
575.14
22
562.53
78
578.88
105.17
Sales and office
100
549.82
23
570.78
77
543.56
97.52
    Office and administrative support
100
550.30
23
572.71
77
543.57
96.26
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
100
550.34
25
577.06
75
541.44
87.68
Production, transportation, and material moving
100
563.22
21
610.63
79
550.30
116.08
Full time
100
535.61
22
565.07
78
527.42
113.07
Part time
100
549.23
28
597.21
72
530.45
137.91
Union
100
564.57
24
576.60
76
560.81
133.62
Nonunion
100
510.75
20
556.22
80
499.14
97.16
Average wage within the following categories:1
             
    Lowest 25 percent
100
516.78
25
559.64
75
502.63
102.51
        Lowest 10 percent
100
489.74
27
543.03
73
469.71
99.24
    Second 25 percent
100
545.42
22
565.99
78
539.69
105.43
    Third 25 percent
100
533.69
20
559.64
80
527.14
113.06
    Highest 25 percent
100
546.41
22
580.05
78
537.08
130.74
        Highest 10 percent
100
556.83
25
568.10
75
553.08
151.26
Establishment characteristics
             
Service-providing industries
100
536.91
22
566.77
78
528.53
114.02
    Education and health services
100
516.81
22
557.13
78
505.47
122.75
        Educational services
100
518.41
22
556.33
78
507.65
127.91
            Elementary and secondary schools
100
510.51
24
543.39
76
500.29
136.21
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
100
538.11
17
594.74
83
526.43
108.05
        Health care and social assistance
100
507.74
21
561.95
79
493.32
93.96
            Hospitals
100
505.69
21
573.36
79
487.81
87.69
    Public administration
100
570.63
22
584.88
78
566.48
101.13
1 to 99 workers
100
532.52
23
579.78
77
518.47
107.75
    1 to 49 workers
100
529.05
28
548.80
72
521.27
108.19
    50 to 99 workers
100
535.78
18
625.77
82
516.17
107.39
100 workers or more
100
537.19
22
562.58
78
530.14
115.73
    100 to 499 workers
100
548.62
21
549.56
79
548.38
110.76
    500 workers or more
100
532.00
22
568.16
78
521.72
118.02
State government
100
534.32
12
577.98
88
528.26
103.04
Local government
100
536.85
26
564.53
74
527.19
119.06
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
100
546.41
24
562.81
76
541.34
143.46
    New England
100
522.21
2
575.92
98
520.93
160.65
    Middle Atlantic
100
553.76
30
562.50
70
549.99
136.16
South
100
503.78
22
558.13
78
487.84
102.19
    South Atlantic
100
518.47
13
586.01
87
508.44
103.37
    East South Central
100
526.32
19
521.56
81
527.44
86.52
    West South Central
100
471.33
38
554.08
62
419.75
110.39
Midwest
100
556.04
17
552.99
83
556.68
113.57
    East North Central
100
555.94
11
555.26
89
556.03
121.86
    West North Central
100
556.22
29
551.30
71
558.25
93.81
West
100
569.80
23
593.61
77
562.58
112.55
    Mountain
100
498.98
18
545.22
82
488.95
87.97
    Pacific
100
600.87
25
608.37
75
598.28
124.47
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. 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.