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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 2018
(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
$45.88
$77.00
$120.54
$169.23
$236.49
$200.00
$311.47
$461.03
$738.39
$1089.57
Worker characteristics
                   
Management, professional, and related
45.60
75.18
118.66
169.17
233.66
194.26
312.54
454.82
721.40
1101.92
    Management, business, and financial
46.72
79.28
121.35
171.29
230.20
190.04
324.95
438.05
666.50
1023.37
    Professional and related
43.80
71.72
114.65
167.40
238.55
198.06
309.00
460.36
775.08
1130.40
Service
36.02
75.61
118.33
166.84
236.49
216.67
354.20
539.41
867.12
1155.56
    Protective service
123.27
144.91
137.89
472.90
Sales and office
46.72
76.00
124.96
167.80
236.24
215.72
333.43
481.50
748.13
1056.37
    Sales and related
52.92
84.73
124.96
166.54
215.00
211.79
320.78
475.27
658.92
1001.45
    Office and administrative support
45.65
74.93
125.00
170.28
248.83
219.75
337.24
487.31
769.82
1088.55
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
48.96
80.95
124.75
174.33
238.99
215.04
304.22
465.36
732.51
1093.83
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
48.96
81.39
124.24
189.67
257.03
241.53
323.09
493.05
805.65
1085.27
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
49.03
80.89
124.75
161.75
220.02
200.74
297.90
440.11
690.46
1099.15
Production, transportation, and material moving
49.00
81.40
119.40
170.00
241.03
179.57
285.08
393.57
651.41
1017.22
    Production
45.30
73.84
118.58
167.03
251.05
163.23
264.00
375.64
613.12
995.96
    Transportation and material moving
60.00
92.19
120.78
172.12
233.66
208.67
307.75
420.46
685.80
1031.75
Full time
46.19
77.18
120.70
167.91
234.09
198.08
307.98
458.42
729.28
1084.11
Part time
116.73
197.71
302.25
270.14
366.95
544.42
783.00
1284.85
Union
44.12
73.67
116.73
157.91
208.50
179.00
255.52
366.95
516.68
757.92
Nonunion
46.06
77.86
120.99
170.64
239.81
203.78
323.04
476.67
763.29
1106.72
Average wage within the following categories:2
                   
    Lowest 25 percent
48.90
89.28
123.27
178.81
252.67
244.57
372.87
547.10
867.12
1224.29
        Lowest 10 percent
66.21
99.75
127.49
191.32
259.77
213.55
365.64
533.39
836.64
1205.89
    Second 25 percent
47.38
74.93
117.99
162.33
241.83
206.33
306.61
461.00
769.82
1131.27
    Third 25 percent
45.50
78.78
122.12
170.72
234.98
205.83
319.30
477.97
722.77
1093.83
    Highest 25 percent
45.50
73.62
119.13
168.00
230.20
185.16
292.17
433.33
648.71
984.86
        Highest 10 percent
45.75
72.92
116.73
166.92
225.23
179.59
285.72
426.90
606.38
916.38
Establishment characteristics
                   
Goods-producing industries
44.98
73.65
115.67
167.66
234.09
174.08
279.32
391.23
629.53
946.19
    Construction
45.50
87.84
130.00
184.12
260.00
247.78
342.27
502.98
812.71
1042.45
    Manufacturing
44.29
73.25
112.88
162.04
230.15
155.59
258.16
366.93
577.15
891.02
Service-providing industries
46.01
79.66
121.66
170.46
236.82
208.37
337.42
483.86
775.08
1112.00
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
48.53
82.39
121.33
169.28
226.20
207.65
312.76
465.19
723.53
1042.68
        Wholesale trade
53.40
83.41
124.16
172.28
215.00
210.17
308.42
469.52
687.14
1020.44
        Retail trade
56.04
90.66
128.37
176.16
270.00
224.16
360.00
521.13
834.56
1215.50
        Transportation and warehousing
48.53
80.55
116.73
155.51
216.70
198.00
294.33
411.08
651.41
976.50
        Utilities
54.80
83.27
124.39
199.00
140.23
255.26
349.69
447.48
737.85
    Information
48.12
72.52
123.90
154.74
182.08
219.75
290.94
394.68
548.33
646.27
    Financial activities
53.96
72.97
122.80
144.36
196.83
211.79
340.58
442.16
585.00
829.59
        Finance and insurance
50.00
66.19
117.65
139.67
184.67
204.00
320.13
427.12
524.22
739.59
            Credit intermediation and related activities
52.35
65.55
120.46
139.67
186.01
211.79
336.58
456.96
556.00
753.51
            Insurance carriers and related activities
44.22
64.63
117.11
142.30
181.50
189.93
304.70
403.89
499.68
729.42
        Real estate and rental and leasing
63.34
91.91
130.00
163.92
277.38
235.00
380.43
528.66
826.00
1024.00
    Professional and business services
47.76
87.11
129.57
174.74
233.20
193.33
305.75
467.08
723.31
1122.53
        Professional and technical services
45.50
84.00
126.24
165.83
225.44
194.26
306.60
487.31
752.89
1106.72
        Administrative and waste services
52.76
101.84
138.82
170.64
237.73
193.77
311.47
491.81
723.31
1265.95
    Education and health services
41.17
71.71
110.60
170.82
264.88
229.54
344.77
553.58
932.18
1255.80
        Educational services
52.73
79.00
114.65
180.03
245.18
229.54
362.05
543.13
794.00
1033.31
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
49.11
75.00
121.55
185.00
257.00
243.58
352.00
483.29
652.60
967.62
        Health care and social assistance
38.55
70.93
109.51
170.82
275.00
228.95
342.03
554.16
971.44
1298.09
    Leisure and hospitality
32.83
123.12
184.80
259.77
249.23
460.00
539.27
867.12
1224.29
        Accommodation and food services
123.53
186.64
259.77
341.39
461.77
656.06
867.12
1231.21
    Other services
58.00
93.17
127.18
205.46
266.23
186.36
342.68
580.11
851.53
1239.54
1 to 99 workers
54.22
90.13
127.76
175.03
247.76
244.68
349.97
515.43
861.81
1209.45
    1 to 49 workers
54.46
86.67
127.37
172.72
239.81
244.68
342.68
490.89
792.22
1176.90
    50 to 99 workers
53.93
93.11
128.00
180.00
269.59
243.70
355.85
597.82
949.09
1253.54
100 workers or more
40.93
71.26
116.73
164.72
231.00
180.80
282.00
430.00
656.06
971.44
    100 to 499 workers
42.03
73.37
117.55
168.58
236.17
203.08
324.00
481.50
754.30
1031.73
    500 workers or more
40.76
67.17
112.00
156.93
217.46
150.00
234.51
365.00
514.68
731.54
Geographic areas
                   
Northeast
48.53
77.86
116.73
157.47
223.63
175.70
270.00
393.56
584.00
998.00
    New England
47.82
89.15
123.12
174.90
241.03
205.71
317.47
404.58
606.04
948.30
    Middle Atlantic
48.54
74.93
111.00
151.13
218.93
162.87
262.33
386.83
581.11
998.62
South
42.00
75.32
123.00
175.03
239.81
204.50
328.10
501.19
850.70
1129.39
    South Atlantic
40.19
76.00
124.47
179.20
255.81
200.74
333.07
515.43
861.00
1130.40
    East South Central
44.23
70.52
120.00
178.81
251.39
193.33
307.98
434.00
798.47
1114.49
    West South Central
46.00
75.76
122.18
170.64
233.23
232.18
340.17
513.68
813.38
1110.81
Midwest
52.83
80.55
124.63
172.90
249.17
196.34
310.64
446.82
690.69
1050.54
    East North Central
53.14
85.89
126.53
176.50
244.09
203.08
318.50
445.90
679.98
995.96
    West North Central
52.00
73.62
119.84
167.66
259.77
191.62
282.00
449.68
757.02
1088.55
West
43.00
75.99
115.93
164.92
222.56
211.72
333.33
485.33
738.39
1051.68
    Mountain
47.67
80.45
116.73
191.14
262.11
207.12
326.18
480.29
749.69
1142.05
    Pacific
41.76
73.50
114.95
158.01
213.00
212.18
338.00
487.06
738.39
1023.56
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 2018.

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

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