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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, State and local
government workers, March 2017
(Includes workers participating in medical care benefits with flat dollar amount contributory coverage)
Characteristics Single coverage1 Family coverage1
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
$25.00
$50.00
$87.67
$135.94
$205.14
$166.66
$241.12
$395.47
$598.70
$954.37
Worker characteristics
                   
Management, professional, and related
28.68
50.00
90.91
144.83
232.00
157.22
241.12
404.72
638.14
981.98
    Professional and related
29.20
51.45
95.42
150.00
238.80
166.66
248.84
421.56
651.25
1008.76
        Teachers
30.66
54.17
100.00
166.72
278.60
137.57
261.60
484.80
723.76
1098.92
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
30.66
54.88
101.05
173.34
305.60
137.57
273.00
501.74
812.92
1173.02
Service
28.60
50.00
86.67
130.80
205.14
180.00
245.77
390.00
590.48
848.98
    Protective service
50.00
88.31
130.00
203.99
177.94
226.59
347.41
531.20
656.87
Sales and office
19.90
40.00
80.74
115.29
177.01
114.47
219.00
374.30
590.48
842.37
    Office and administrative support
19.83
38.78
79.12
115.29
176.16
113.75
216.67
375.19
590.48
842.37
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
21.75
38.00
77.54
114.40
160.34
150.00
242.00
358.09
531.20
796.95
Production, transportation, and material moving
40.78
86.36
131.92
199.78
270.40
385.00
651.25
998.00
Full time
24.34
50.00
87.50
135.94
203.99
157.22
241.00
395.47
593.00
942.00
Part time
38.00
69.63
104.56
150.85
275.66
199.40
301.52
432.14
710.78
1123.28
Union
33.88
63.50
101.17
161.93
238.94
125.00
230.00
355.04
573.00
974.90
Nonunion
20.00
40.00
81.08
123.62
177.01
180.00
253.50
433.08
627.73
918.67
Average wage within the following categories:2
                   
    Lowest 25 percent
20.00
42.06
84.00
125.00
188.00
180.00
257.88
452.67
656.87
974.90
        Lowest 10 percent
20.00
38.00
84.00
123.62
182.77
209.20
320.29
579.33
722.00
1053.96
    Second 25 percent
23.31
46.00
84.00
127.17
188.00
140.23
221.00
363.12
574.84
809.52
    Third 25 percent
21.42
49.32
88.60
135.94
206.42
173.18
254.52
433.08
647.63
974.90
    Highest 25 percent
32.00
63.70
99.92
162.75
254.11
125.00
226.59
363.70
568.48
974.90
        Highest 10 percent
34.16
68.92
115.29
184.50
121.72
241.00
396.60
590.27
1387.71
Establishment characteristics
                   
Service-providing industries
24.98
50.00
87.67
135.94
205.14
166.18
242.00
396.60
600.00
949.00
    Education and health services
28.68
50.00
94.08
149.57
238.80
173.18
255.00
456.88
669.87
1029.95
        Educational services
30.66
51.45
97.68
160.46
247.00
157.22
264.98
476.04
710.78
1059.70
            Elementary and secondary schools
30.00
54.17
99.92
169.98
276.80
149.94
300.00
519.43
825.82
1146.07
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
30.66
50.00
85.00
130.00
186.16
171.00
211.00
346.00
507.15
663.73
        Health care and social assistance
85.00
110.81
144.58
210.80
253.50
385.00
531.44
667.00
            Hospitals
29.20
81.08
100.12
135.94
210.80
253.50
385.00
507.15
601.00
    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
21.75
51.45
88.62
123.44
177.74
102.00
202.24
352.22
583.64
796.95
    1 to 49 workers
20.00
43.40
100.00
149.57
203.40
218.43
413.51
593.00
796.95
    50 to 99 workers
33.23
57.03
87.99
105.18
165.91
113.00
193.33
306.56
531.20
697.83
100 workers or more
28.00
49.56
85.76
137.14
214.54
180.00
248.28
400.00
620.43
972.00
    100 to 499 workers
23.83
50.00
85.00
135.94
214.54
140.23
209.20
355.04
590.92
990.00
    500 workers or more
28.68
47.91
88.17
137.72
215.00
199.40
276.25
433.08
627.73
940.00
State government
29.20
50.00
87.99
124.00
170.00
171.00
211.00
340.00
507.15
593.00
Local government
23.83
50.00
87.67
143.96
228.70
152.98
255.00
432.00
663.73
1024.44
Geographic areas
                   
Northeast
54.17
84.59
117.21
177.01
233.73
253.73
384.18
469.10
590.88
    New England
73.97
119.18
162.75
184.50
250.00
208.15
306.55
412.94
494.22
590.88
    Middle Atlantic
44.98
68.09
115.29
160.34
215.20
196.50
353.50
452.67
587.50
South
20.00
38.00
79.12
128.00
182.77
186.00
312.79
501.86
651.25
956.00
    South Atlantic
20.00
37.28
73.75
110.50
163.34
180.00
253.50
419.08
598.70
796.95
    East South Central
16.25
116.00
163.62
219.00
342.24
480.88
667.00
    West South Central
30.00
52.39
92.80
157.10
242.00
219.00
350.66
546.74
666.44
1020.00
Midwest
28.68
51.45
86.00
118.32
193.33
133.99
211.00
321.52
647.00
1146.07
    East North Central
30.00
65.45
88.31
126.86
216.00
133.99
211.00
289.06
583.00
1156.12
    West North Central
24.98
32.42
67.71
100.12
172.04
215.33
387.85
716.22
1146.07
West
29.20
45.53
83.03
134.00
226.62
203.98
318.60
586.84
924.00
    Mountain
16.75
38.78
54.47
89.20
164.61
140.23
211.60
322.80
641.00
974.90
    Pacific
34.26
52.65
102.81
168.14
268.44
89.31
199.29
303.60
560.96
913.06
1The 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.
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: 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.