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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, private industry 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
$433.91
15
$569.18
85
$410.86
$134.13
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
100
444.53
14
549.75
86
427.48
130.69
    Management, business, and financial
100
428.23
11
529.67
89
415.57
130.79
    Professional and related
100
454.46
16
558.40
84
435.13
130.62
Service
100
415.13
15
581.58
85
385.61
138.99
    Protective service
100
406.44
Sales and office
100
425.48
13
602.59
87
400.02
134.65
    Sales and related
100
409.68
9
661.15
91
384.85
129.15
    Office and administrative support
100
433.07
14
584.91
86
407.75
137.45
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
100
432.78
22
562.66
78
400.37
147.49
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
100
438.17
30
578.01
70
386.64
160.51
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
100
428.63
15
540.89
85
409.42
138.92
Production, transportation, and material moving
100
436.17
16
563.45
84
413.07
130.85
    Production
100
427.65
14
509.61
86
415.54
128.35
    Transportation and material moving
100
446.64
19
609.69
81
409.82
134.12
Full time
100
433.03
15
553.32
85
412.96
133.81
Part time
100
447.37
19
756.05
81
377.05
139.37
Union
100
542.49
40
641.54
60
479.02
126.26
Nonunion
100
415.83
11
524.27
89
403.13
135.02
Average wage within the following categories:1
             
    Lowest 25 percent
100
414.23
13
671.37
87
376.28
141.07
        Lowest 10 percent
100
421.09
14
834.52
86
355.61
139.01
    Second 25 percent
100
421.15
14
549.68
86
400.14
137.74
    Third 25 percent
100
436.48
15
542.70
85
418.07
132.41
    Highest 25 percent
100
448.36
16
574.90
84
425.38
130.35
        Highest 10 percent
100
443.12
15
568.48
85
421.85
128.88
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
100
434.54
17
527.94
83
417.38
133.18
    Construction
100
432.27
30
569.69
70
381.14
166.35
    Manufacturing
100
435.49
13
501.18
87
426.40
124.41
Service-providing industries
100
433.73
14
582.37
86
408.97
134.41
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
100
436.16
15
636.66
85
399.53
135.35
        Wholesale trade
100
412.75
13
559.04
87
391.27
137.49
        Retail trade
100
429.46
14
743.56
86
376.44
146.24
        Transportation and warehousing
100
462.09
19
574.67
81
435.10
118.24
        Utilities
100
512.24
20
504.82
80
514.09
98.89
    Information
100
442.09
14
592.94
86
417.18
119.25
    Financial activities
100
417.36
9
574.09
91
402.54
123.25
        Finance and insurance
100
412.71
8
530.79
92
402.38
118.68
            Credit intermediation and related activities
100
411.86
7
525.17
93
403.95
118.76
            Insurance carriers and related activities
100
415.64
11
529.24
89
402.15
116.21
        Real estate and rental and leasing
100
435.48
    Professional and business services
100
409.99
14
531.55
86
389.43
134.60
        Professional and technical services
100
428.96
19
517.09
81
408.24
133.44
        Administrative and waste services
100
389.14
9
584.57
91
368.69
146.07
    Education and health services
100
462.04
11
583.53
89
446.72
133.55
        Educational services
100
481.13
12
654.25
88
458.77
135.12
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
100
488.84
7
652.57
93
476.43
131.87
        Health care and social assistance
100
458.46
11
569.91
89
444.46
133.26
    Leisure and hospitality
100
400.46
22
523.20
78
365.65
149.13
        Accommodation and food services
100
382.95
16
537.79
84
353.42
153.41
    Other services
100
461.39
30
589.70
70
403.28
175.02
1 to 99 workers
100
423.04
17
539.53
83
401.04
141.95
    1 to 49 workers
100
426.29
19
544.45
81
400.77
140.72
    50 to 99 workers
100
415.80
12
522.94
88
401.60
144.50
100 workers or more
100
442.13
14
595.38
86
418.07
128.38
    100 to 499 workers
100
438.78
13
640.37
87
407.90
133.11
    500 workers or more
100
446.66
14
537.28
86
431.97
121.92
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
100
463.99
19
579.90
81
437.64
131.24
    New England
100
441.38
15
585.06
85
418.89
145.01
    Middle Atlantic
100
470.89
20
578.83
80
443.83
126.69
South
100
423.56
12
557.34
88
404.72
135.96
    South Atlantic
100
433.89
12
580.26
88
414.10
137.12
    East South Central
100
416.05
14
515.47
86
401.29
130.23
    West South Central
100
410.52
13
544.46
87
390.93
137.05
Midwest
100
424.01
12
593.31
88
401.42
136.20
    East North Central
100
431.54
12
609.09
88
408.32
137.23
    West North Central
100
407.77
13
561.08
87
386.42
133.97
West
100
434.93
18
555.92
82
409.29
131.30
    Mountain
100
419.12
14
550.96
86
397.44
134.55
    Pacific
100
442.56
20
557.69
80
415.37
129.64
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.