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

Table 11. Standard errors for medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee
premiums by employee contribution requirement, private industry 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
$3.42
0.6
$8.75
0.6
$2.93
$1.34
Worker characteristics
           
Management, professional, and related
6.28
1.3
11.68
1.3
5.91
2.30
    Management, business, and financial
6.16
1.1
18.39
1.1
5.82
2.98
    Professional and related
7.89
1.7
10.85
1.7
7.98
3.14
Service
10.02
2.6
33.40
2.6
10.80
5.56
    Protective service
26.31
Sales and office
4.87
0.9
17.72
0.9
3.67
2.05
    Sales and related
7.22
1.1
38.78
1.1
5.44
2.81
    Office and administrative support
4.77
1.2
19.54
1.2
4.26
3.30
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
6.60
2.2
14.65
2.2
7.17
4.21
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
11.39
4.5
23.14
4.5
12.54
7.46
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
7.73
2.3
20.44
2.3
7.03
4.38
Production, transportation, and material moving
6.37
1.5
20.86
1.5
5.81
2.54
    Production
8.38
1.5
16.56
1.5
8.37
3.13
    Transportation and material moving
9.45
2.2
28.02
2.2
7.09
3.32
Full time
3.45
0.6
8.47
0.6
2.98
1.33
Part time
16.90
2.2
35.69
2.2
14.34
6.20
Union
9.08
2.4
19.16
2.4
6.69
2.92
Nonunion
3.66
0.6
10.28
0.6
3.22
1.45
Average wage within the following categories:1
           
    Lowest 25 percent
11.33
1.2
41.31
1.2
11.82
5.63
        Lowest 10 percent
17.73
2.0
59.34
2.0
14.87
10.43
    Second 25 percent
4.27
1.0
14.50
1.0
3.96
2.57
    Third 25 percent
4.81
0.9
11.79
0.9
4.19
1.94
    Highest 25 percent
4.88
1.2
8.30
1.2
4.70
2.19
        Highest 10 percent
6.53
1.8
14.36
1.8
6.29
3.21
Establishment characteristics
           
Goods-producing industries
5.60
1.4
13.80
1.4
4.81
2.78
    Construction
9.85
3.5
19.14
3.5
11.13
7.30
    Manufacturing
6.33
1.3
17.47
1.3
5.73
2.80
Service-providing industries
4.09
0.7
10.56
0.7
3.49
1.50
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
6.75
1.4
21.58
1.4
3.64
2.60
        Wholesale trade
7.68
1.3
28.33
1.3
7.67
3.08
        Retail trade
8.72
1.6
37.46
1.6
4.89
4.19
        Transportation and warehousing
10.12
3.7
33.87
3.7
9.41
4.59
        Utilities
10.29
4.9
36.02
4.9
9.42
4.70
    Information
10.34
2.3
17.22
2.3
9.33
2.60
    Financial activities
6.59
1.2
21.17
1.2
4.93
2.14
        Finance and insurance
3.44
0.9
17.12
0.9
3.43
1.76
            Credit intermediation and related activities
4.51
0.9
21.54
0.9
4.00
2.60
            Insurance carriers and related activities
5.22
1.8
28.20
1.8
4.64
2.08
        Real estate and rental and leasing
27.34
    Professional and business services
9.28
1.9
21.78
1.9
7.57
4.14
        Professional and technical services
14.98
3.9
24.50
3.9
12.90
6.01
        Administrative and waste services
12.96
2.3
73.53
2.3
8.50
5.21
    Education and health services
8.99
1.6
19.43
1.6
9.49
4.00
        Educational services
7.54
1.6
38.31
1.6
6.86
5.02
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
4.73
1.7
38.50
1.7
4.34
4.52
        Health care and social assistance
10.39
2.0
22.89
2.0
10.91
4.66
    Leisure and hospitality
14.04
4.6
29.68
4.6
21.88
8.92
        Accommodation and food services
16.02
3.7
28.43
3.7
23.23
9.66
    Other services
17.06
3.0
35.32
3.0
16.38
11.28
1 to 99 workers
5.17
0.9
10.73
0.9
5.02
2.64
    1 to 49 workers
6.36
1.1
12.36
1.1
6.17
3.07
    50 to 99 workers
6.27
1.3
17.91
1.3
6.92
4.53
100 workers or more
3.87
0.9
13.72
0.9
3.21
1.26
    100 to 499 workers
5.30
1.2
17.59
1.2
4.01
1.79
    500 workers or more
5.22
1.2
15.52
1.2
5.18
2.04
Geographic areas
           
Northeast
7.00
1.0
9.60
1.0
7.85
2.70
    New England
11.29
2.2
46.93
2.2
10.89
4.89
    Middle Atlantic
10.22
1.3
12.44
1.3
10.76
3.17
South
6.33
1.0
17.75
1.0
5.26
2.06
    South Atlantic
10.60
1.5
26.43
1.5
8.75
2.36
    East South Central
10.64
2.0
41.02
2.0
8.89
4.39
    West South Central
8.26
1.5
23.36
1.5
7.05
4.60
Midwest
5.98
1.2
20.13
1.2
4.92
2.61
    East North Central
7.25
1.6
15.80
1.6
7.05
3.44
    West North Central
11.84
1.9
58.80
1.9
4.39
3.44
West
7.42
1.7
18.84
1.7
5.65
3.27
    Mountain
15.20
1.6
25.11
1.6
13.27
2.87
    Pacific
8.12
2.4
23.90
2.4
4.97
4.66
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.