Table 2. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee for single coverage

Table 2. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee for single coverage, March 2018 [In percent]
Characteristics Civilian(1) Private industry State and local government
Employer share of premium Employee share of premium Employer share of premium Employee share of premium Employer share of premium Employee share of premium

All workers participating in single coverage medical plans

80 20 79 21 86 14

Worker characteristics

Management, professional, and related occupations

81 19 80 20 85 15

Management, business, and financial occupations

79 21 78 22 - -

Professional and related occupations

82 18 81 19 85 15

Teachers

83 17 - - 85 15

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

84 16 - - 85 15

Registered nurses

81 19 - - - -

Service occupations

80 20 78 22 88 12

Protective service occupations

86 14 79 21 89 11

Sales and office occupations

79 21 78 22 88 12

Sales and related occupations

77 23 77 23 - -

Office and administrative support occupations

80 20 78 22 88 12

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

80 20 79 21 89 11

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

80 20 79 21 - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

79 21 79 21 - -

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

79 21 79 21 86 14

Production occupations

79 21 79 21 - -

Transportation and material moving occupations

79 21 79 21 - -

Full time

80 20 79 21 87 13

Part time

78 22 77 23 85 15

Union

86 14 87 13 86 14

Nonunion

79 21 77 23 87 13

Average wage within the following categories:(2)

Lowest 25 percent

76 24 75 25 87 13

Lowest 10 percent

75 25 76 24 88 12

Second 25 percent

79 21 78 22 87 13

Third 25 percent

81 19 79 21 86 14

Highest 25 percent

82 18 81 19 85 15

Highest 10 percent

82 18 81 19 85 15

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

80 20 80 20 - -

Service-providing industries

80 20 78 22 86 14

Education and health services

82 18 79 21 85 15

Educational services

84 16 78 22 85 15

Elementary and secondary schools

84 16 - - 85 15

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

84 16 79 21 86 14

Health care and social assistance

80 20 79 21 87 13

Hospitals

83 17 - - 87 13

Public administration

88 12 - - 88 12

1 to 99 workers

79 21 78 22 87 13

1 to 49 workers

79 21 78 22 89 11

50 to 99 workers

78 22 77 23 86 14

100 workers or more

81 19 79 21 86 14

100 to 499 workers

80 20 78 22 87 13

500 workers or more

82 18 81 19 86 14

Geographic areas

Northeast

81 19 81 19 85 15

New England

78 22 78 22 78 22

Middle Atlantic

82 18 81 19 87 13

South

79 21 77 23 87 13

South Atlantic

79 21 77 23 86 14

East South Central

80 20 77 23 88 12

West South Central

79 21 77 23 87 13

Midwest

80 20 78 22 87 13

East North Central

79 21 78 22 85 15

West North Central

81 19 79 21 90 10

West

81 19 80 20 87 13

Mountain

79 21 78 22 87 13

Pacific

82 18 81 19 87 13

Footnotes
(1) Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
(2) Surveyed 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 data from the National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation - March 2018."

NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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Last Modified Date: July 20, 2018