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Standard Errors
Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement

Table 13. Standard errors for medical care benefits, family coverage: Employer and employee
premiums by employee contribution requirement, State and local government workers, March
2017
Characteristics Average
flat monthly
employer
premium
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
Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution
All workers
$9.15
0.6
$25.32
0.6
$10.24
$7.08
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
12.46
0.7
27.99
0.7
13.71
9.59
    Professional and related
13.53
0.7
25.02
0.7
14.74
11.03
        Teachers
16.36
1.1
33.89
1.1
18.52
16.81
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
19.69
1.3
31.14
1.3
21.93
19.25
Service
17.60
0.8
33.62
0.8
19.85
10.27
    Protective service
24.13
1.1
40.73
1.1
27.90
9.30
Sales and office
19.13
0.8
32.16
0.8
19.97
13.20
    Office and administrative support
18.99
0.8
32.17
0.8
19.79
12.71
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
41.09
1.8
171.03
1.8
40.05
30.06
Production, transportation, and material moving
43.58
2.5
98.31
2.5
45.80
20.62
Full time
9.33
0.6
26.55
0.6
10.31
7.17
Part time
41.09
2.4
49.94
2.4
42.22
29.68
Union
13.59
0.9
16.69
0.9
15.45
8.77
Nonunion
12.65
0.5
94.32
0.5
12.72
8.68
Average wage within the following categories:1
           
    Lowest 25 percent
13.27
0.7
83.50
0.7
16.06
8.80
        Lowest 10 percent
24.29
0.9
43.46
0.9
23.64
16.13
    Second 25 percent
18.84
1.0
36.85
1.0
19.42
10.40
    Third 25 percent
14.67
1.0
46.86
1.0
15.67
12.79
    Highest 25 percent
17.65
0.9
21.86
0.9
19.57
12.17
        Highest 10 percent
17.55
1.6
19.94
1.6
20.81
14.47
Establishment characteristics
           
Service-providing industries
9.11
0.6
25.65
0.6
10.23
6.95
    Education and health services
12.34
0.8
30.62
0.8
14.34
10.69
        Educational services
11.83
0.9
32.93
0.9
14.27
12.70
            Elementary and secondary schools
12.93
1.1
25.33
1.1
16.13
14.00
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
16.37
1.4
106.93
1.4
17.81
17.57
        Health care and social assistance
48.56
1.3
95.76
1.3
53.05
10.85
            Hospitals
89.46
1.3
51.98
1.3
96.99
21.15
    Public administration
10.89
0.7
45.82
0.7
13.10
7.76
1 to 99 workers
18.14
1.4
71.61
1.4
19.88
17.04
    1 to 49 workers
25.36
2.1
110.28
2.1
28.91
24.94
    50 to 99 workers
28.55
1.6
104.13
1.6
32.59
21.73
100 workers or more
11.29
0.5
20.68
0.5
12.10
8.02
    100 to 499 workers
20.14
0.8
61.84
0.8
21.62
14.27
    500 workers or more
13.65
0.6
23.63
0.6
14.88
9.51
State government
11.54
0.4
111.79
0.4
11.54
11.34
Local government
11.23
0.7
23.58
0.7
12.79
8.82
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
19.12
1.2
23.11
1.2
21.78
11.88
    New England
29.82
    Middle Atlantic
22.37
1.6
23.42
1.6
27.63
19.00
South
12.29
0.3
91.08
0.3
12.86
10.85
    South Atlantic
16.33
0.3
115.02
0.3
15.65
15.97
    East South Central
41.75
    West South Central
20.15
0.3
195.19
0.3
21.40
22.19
Midwest
24.19
2.0
117.47
2.0
26.17
9.03
    East North Central
35.03
0.7
119.07
0.7
35.59
12.69
    West North Central
21.68
West
17.94
1.3
36.59
1.3
20.58
21.57
    Mountain
40.08
2.3
38.84
2.3
46.24
58.83
    Pacific
20.74
1.6
46.07
1.6
22.70
16.02
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: 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.