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Standard Errors
Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee

Table 10. Standard errors for medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid
by employer and employee, State and local government workers, March
2018
Characteristics Single coverage Family coverage
Employer
share
Employee
share
Employer
share
Employee
share
All workers
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.5
    Professional and related
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5
        Teachers
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.7
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
0.7
0.7
0.8
0.8
Service
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
    Protective service
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.4
Sales and office
0.3
0.3
0.8
0.8
    Office and administrative support
0.4
0.4
0.8
0.8
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
0.6
0.6
1.4
1.4
Production, transportation, and material moving
0.9
0.9
1.4
1.4
Full time
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.4
Part time
1.1
1.1
1.6
1.6
Union
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.5
Nonunion
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.5
Average wage within the following categories:1
       
    Lowest 25 percent
0.4
0.4
0.6
0.6
        Lowest 10 percent
0.7
0.7
0.9
0.9
    Second 25 percent
0.3
0.3
0.7
0.7
    Third 25 percent
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5
    Highest 25 percent
0.4
0.4
0.6
0.6
        Highest 10 percent
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.7
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.4
    Education and health services
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5
        Educational services
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5
            Elementary and secondary schools
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.7
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
0.7
0.7
0.8
0.8
        Health care and social assistance
0.8
0.8
1.1
1.1
            Hospitals
1.0
1.0
2.3
2.3
    Public administration
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.4
1 to 99 workers
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.7
    1 to 49 workers
0.7
0.7
1.3
1.3
    50 to 99 workers
0.8
0.8
1.2
1.2
100 workers or more
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
    100 to 499 workers
0.6
0.6
0.8
0.8
    500 workers or more
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.5
State government
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
Local government
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
    New England
1.0
1.0
1.1
1.1
    Middle Atlantic
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
South
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5
    South Atlantic
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.6
    East South Central
1.2
1.2
0.9
0.9
    West South Central
0.6
0.6
1.2
1.2
Midwest
0.7
0.7
0.8
0.8
    East North Central
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.8
    West North Central
1.1
1.1
1.4
1.4
West
0.3
0.3
1.0
1.0
    Mountain
0.3
0.3
2.9
2.9
    Pacific
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.7
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 2018.

Note: 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.