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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, private industry workers, March 2017
(In percent)
Characteristics Single coverage Family coverage
Employer
share
Employee
share
Employer
share
Employee
share
All workers
79
21
67
33
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
80
20
68
32
    Management, business, and financial
79
21
70
30
    Professional and related
80
20
68
32
Service
77
23
62
38
    Protective service
81
19
73
27
Sales and office
78
22
65
35
    Sales and related
77
23
64
36
    Office and administrative support
78
22
65
35
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
79
21
68
32
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
79
21
68
32
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
79
21
68
32
Production, transportation, and material moving
79
21
72
28
    Production
79
21
73
27
    Transportation and material moving
80
20
71
29
Full time
79
21
68
32
Part time
77
23
62
38
Union
87
13
83
17
Nonunion
77
23
65
35
Average wage within the following categories:1
       
    Lowest 25 percent
75
25
59
41
        Lowest 10 percent
74
26
59
41
    Second 25 percent
78
22
66
34
    Third 25 percent
79
21
68
32
    Highest 25 percent
80
20
71
29
        Highest 10 percent
80
20
72
28
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
80
20
72
28
    Construction
79
21
66
34
    Manufacturing
80
20
74
26
Service-providing industries
78
22
66
34
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
78
22
67
33
        Wholesale trade
77
23
68
32
        Retail trade
76
24
61
39
        Transportation and warehousing
83
17
74
26
        Utilities
87
13
77
23
    Information
80
20
76
24
    Financial activities
79
21
70
30
        Finance and insurance
79
21
71
29
            Credit intermediation and related activities
79
21
70
30
            Insurance carriers and related activities
80
20
73
27
        Real estate and rental and leasing
77
23
63
37
    Professional and business services
78
22
65
35
        Professional and technical services
80
20
65
35
        Administrative and waste services
74
26
60
40
    Education and health services
79
21
64
36
        Educational services
80
20
66
34
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
80
20
69
31
        Health care and social assistance
79
21
63
37
    Leisure and hospitality
77
23
64
36
        Accommodation and food services
74
26
61
39
    Other services
80
20
66
34
1 to 99 workers
78
22
63
37
    1 to 49 workers
78
22
64
36
    50 to 99 workers
77
23
62
38
100 workers or more
80
20
70
30
    100 to 499 workers
79
21
66
34
    500 workers or more
81
19
76
24
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
81
19
72
28
    New England
78
22
72
28
    Middle Atlantic
82
18
72
28
South
78
22
64
36
    South Atlantic
78
22
66
34
    East South Central
78
22
66
34
    West South Central
77
23
61
39
Midwest
78
22
69
31
    East North Central
78
22
70
30
    West North Central
78
22
67
33
West
80
20
67
33
    Mountain
78
22
65
35
    Pacific
81
19
68
32
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.