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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, private industry 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
$44.92
$80.00
$120.69
$165.92
$234.95
$198.00
$302.80
$454.36
$707.25
$1038.76
Worker characteristics
                   
Management, professional, and related
40.00
74.61
116.08
162.53
231.83
192.59
303.34
444.33
682.08
1038.76
    Management, business, and financial
44.92
77.19
116.08
162.53
228.77
174.19
300.00
433.33
633.79
948.14
    Professional and related
39.91
72.89
116.08
162.43
231.83
195.00
312.54
458.30
706.23
1086.42
Service
44.29
85.00
120.51
185.00
258.77
215.00
356.50
574.11
904.56
1106.41
    Protective service
93.00
106.24
129.00
168.58
216.08
280.00
458.00
509.16
687.72
Sales and office
50.00
84.92
127.00
164.37
226.40
219.75
324.04
460.36
720.00
1038.85
    Sales and related
54.92
85.17
126.00
161.94
215.00
215.00
298.63
433.54
640.18
1013.74
    Office and administrative support
45.64
83.79
127.50
165.92
238.93
219.75
333.67
471.28
744.90
1051.65
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
50.00
80.49
129.92
185.10
261.73
211.79
302.25
490.50
774.75
1118.57
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
51.67
89.80
144.00
210.14
268.94
247.83
360.11
539.06
847.91
1085.27
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
48.00
77.30
123.50
169.00
252.68
187.42
289.42
440.00
737.00
1205.75
Production, transportation, and material moving
47.00
78.54
116.08
158.82
210.40
167.51
274.48
379.90
578.86
896.99
    Production
43.33
75.01
116.02
156.53
210.40
159.75
257.66
370.00
544.49
844.52
    Transportation and material moving
51.33
87.00
120.73
164.67
212.11
198.00
286.57
405.00
629.53
1002.92
Full time
44.92
79.79
120.38
164.37
234.35
196.78
300.00
448.50
691.17
1033.49
Part time
93.00
125.71
217.00
253.50
268.00
358.84
536.20
783.00
1106.41
Union
43.33
81.14
114.65
157.91
206.70
192.10
270.00
374.93
547.73
822.96
Nonunion
45.00
80.00
121.33
166.74
238.11
199.75
312.52
460.00
722.30
1078.79
Average wage within the following categories:2
                   
    Lowest 25 percent
54.62
87.32
125.58
185.06
274.52
232.18
353.23
536.20
850.84
1098.00
        Lowest 10 percent
50.57
85.00
116.08
173.01
259.44
205.84
340.58
503.08
954.32
1209.08
    Second 25 percent
50.00
82.42
122.00
164.37
245.32
216.00
309.00
459.60
765.69
1106.41
    Third 25 percent
41.00
76.56
117.02
164.15
226.41
196.78
297.27
453.84
678.74
1013.71
    Highest 25 percent
44.29
75.31
119.17
162.76
225.44
185.21
297.27
425.70
621.92
948.14
        Highest 10 percent
44.79
77.92
118.69
161.94
225.44
183.74
290.00
405.45
587.22
938.40
Establishment characteristics
                   
Goods-producing industries
43.33
75.01
116.50
161.94
233.66
179.40
274.48
388.55
599.62
896.99
    Construction
47.36
93.70
137.63
207.64
268.94
253.97
381.33
553.58
854.83
1101.56
    Manufacturing
42.25
71.41
108.42
156.52
198.40
155.69
252.46
357.51
515.96
779.99
Service-providing industries
45.50
82.59
121.45
166.49
235.63
205.59
324.30
470.46
746.30
1081.30
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
52.10
83.27
122.00
166.74
222.63
203.50
290.00
435.00
687.14
1016.18
        Wholesale trade
64.63
87.75
128.87
168.58
217.42
219.75
297.27
429.08
649.40
878.91
        Retail trade
50.57
81.43
127.20
171.30
262.17
205.84
330.00
496.83
790.74
1200.58
        Transportation and warehousing
51.33
80.82
111.31
159.40
200.00
174.19
280.00
386.01
606.91
1043.70
        Utilities
54.74
87.00
135.00
204.75
132.35
211.77
349.00
550.22
878.83
    Information
47.67
70.00
116.08
150.00
190.00
183.90
290.00
354.73
496.83
638.00
    Financial activities
49.50
72.97
121.16
150.00
205.00
205.84
324.61
444.55
588.82
914.62
        Finance and insurance
50.00
70.12
117.65
144.26
186.01
203.76
312.52
427.42
509.90
749.94
            Credit intermediation and related activities
51.00
74.00
119.45
141.55
185.77
211.79
324.61
455.05
537.41
758.35
            Insurance carriers and related activities
42.00
65.67
116.08
139.67
189.00
189.93
280.01
404.15
496.83
723.53
        Real estate and rental and leasing
125.00
160.01
288.69
219.75
356.18
537.41
829.36
1205.75
    Professional and business services
37.66
86.97
127.50
163.08
219.46
186.36
300.00
462.50
687.04
1106.19
        Professional and technical services
35.00
83.60
119.17
154.00
215.00
192.59
300.00
462.50
687.04
1118.57
        Administrative and waste services
64.63
112.00
141.90
168.58
227.50
219.75
360.11
487.00
720.00
1118.00
    Education and health services
42.90
79.26
112.51
173.00
270.00
230.50
344.77
550.84
927.96
1106.41
        Educational services
51.33
79.37
115.92
166.49
249.00
269.28
352.00
484.75
763.60
946.76
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
45.88
69.68
109.37
175.73
238.79
270.00
345.60
461.00
606.05
935.22
        Health care and social assistance
41.17
79.26
112.51
173.33
275.00
224.30
342.03
555.00
948.14
1120.62
    Leisure and hospitality
93.00
151.41
217.00
284.23
224.24
376.12
548.76
890.96
1082.26
        Accommodation and food services
108.34
154.31
217.00
284.23
406.72
651.86
910.18
1203.20
    Other services
54.77
93.00
139.75
225.00
320.16
343.72
485.27
935.22
1235.20
1 to 99 workers
52.10
86.97
127.00
173.75
258.30
221.84
339.00
496.83
829.36
1130.40
    1 to 49 workers
53.40
90.16
127.75
176.50
240.32
234.37
342.03
490.06
783.00
1118.57
    50 to 99 workers
50.06
83.27
123.28
173.01
275.00
200.00
312.30
511.69
890.96
1203.20
100 workers or more
41.17
74.00
116.08
161.66
221.60
179.00
280.06
414.98
625.50
946.76
    100 to 499 workers
43.33
75.01
116.08
162.75
231.83
199.75
302.12
454.36
693.00
1015.84
    500 workers or more
40.00
71.50
115.83
157.99
201.07
144.00
250.58
363.00
499.63
671.68
Geographic areas
                   
Northeast
50.00
81.00
118.76
164.72
229.65
177.86
280.00
397.50
595.47
923.72
    New England
53.35
94.05
122.85
169.17
240.19
198.00
308.12
404.15
600.69
845.77
    Middle Atlantic
47.02
75.53
116.50
162.50
217.42
167.51
276.75
394.52
587.16
970.06
South
40.00
81.14
123.28
168.58
243.87
198.00
302.25
470.17
787.53
1098.00
    South Atlantic
40.00
80.99
123.00
168.58
251.46
200.00
300.00
461.00
751.62
1071.37
    East South Central
38.12
78.00
118.76
154.00
235.63
153.00
281.13
406.26
735.83
1082.26
    West South Central
44.92
86.85
125.80
170.72
247.46
211.79
345.60
506.07
882.95
1130.40
Midwest
50.06
78.98
123.00
163.10
234.95
205.40
308.66
455.18
681.00
957.68
    East North Central
52.10
83.98
125.34
163.10
230.00
200.00
306.61
437.04
652.50
951.66
    West North Central
44.31
73.15
117.65
162.53
240.74
216.67
320.75
478.08
720.00
1000.00
West
40.00
76.77
114.65
165.92
226.40
205.84
324.30
471.92
720.00
1078.79
    Mountain
45.50
82.09
116.00
165.92
217.42
214.93
331.10
456.50
690.46
1051.65
    Pacific
75.53
114.65
161.82
227.50
199.75
323.70
478.86
736.34
1078.79
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.