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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, civilian workers,1 March 2018
(In percent)
Characteristics Single coverage Family coverage
Employer
share
Employee
share
Employer
share
Employee
share
All workers
80
20
68
32
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
81
19
68
32
    Management, business, and financial
79
21
69
31
    Professional and related
82
18
68
32
        Teachers
83
17
66
34
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
84
16
65
35
        Registered nurses
81
19
68
32
Service
80
20
64
36
    Protective service
86
14
74
26
Sales and office
79
21
66
34
    Sales and related
77
23
64
36
    Office and administrative support
80
20
66
34
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
80
20
68
32
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
80
20
68
32
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
79
21
68
32
Production, transportation, and material moving
79
21
71
29
    Production
79
21
72
28
    Transportation and material moving
79
21
69
31
Full time
80
20
68
32
Part time
78
22
62
38
Union
86
14
80
20
Nonunion
79
21
64
36
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Lowest 25 percent
76
24
59
41
        Lowest 10 percent
75
25
59
41
    Second 25 percent
79
21
65
35
    Third 25 percent
81
19
69
31
    Highest 25 percent
82
18
71
29
        Highest 10 percent
82
18
73
27
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
80
20
72
28
Service-providing industries
80
20
67
33
    Education and health services
82
18
65
35
        Educational services
84
16
67
33
            Elementary and secondary schools
84
16
65
35
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
84
16
71
29
        Health care and social assistance
80
20
63
37
            Hospitals
83
17
73
27
    Public administration
88
12
77
23
1 to 99 workers
79
21
64
36
    1 to 49 workers
79
21
64
36
    50 to 99 workers
78
22
63
37
100 workers or more
81
19
70
30
    100 to 499 workers
80
20
66
34
    500 workers or more
82
18
74
26
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
81
19
73
27
    New England
78
22
73
27
    Middle Atlantic
82
18
74
26
South
79
21
63
37
    South Atlantic
79
21
64
36
    East South Central
80
20
64
36
    West South Central
79
21
61
39
Midwest
80
20
70
30
    East North Central
79
21
71
29
    West North Central
81
19
68
32
West
81
19
68
32
    Mountain
79
21
66
34
    Pacific
82
18
68
32
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
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 2018.

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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.