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Table 3. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee for single coverage

Table 3. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee for single coverage, March 2021 [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 78 22 86 14

Worker characteristics

Management, professional, and related occupations

80 20 79 21 85 15

Management, business, and financial occupations

78 22 77 23 - -

Professional and related occupations

81 19 80 20 85 15

Teachers

83 17 - - 84 16

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

84 16 - - 84 16

Registered nurses

82 18 - - - -

Service occupations

80 20 77 23 87 13

Protective service occupations

85 15 78 22 88 12

Sales and office occupations

79 21 78 22 88 12

Sales and related occupations

76 24 76 24 - -

Office and administrative support occupations

81 19 79 21 88 12

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

79 21 78 22 89 11

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

79 21 78 22 - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

78 22 77 23 - -

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

78 22 78 22 86 14

Production occupations

78 22 78 22 - -

Transportation and material moving occupations

78 22 78 22 - -

Full time

80 20 78 22 86 14

Part time

80 20 79 21 83 17

Union

84 16 83 17 86 14

Nonunion

79 21 77 23 86 14

Average wage within the following categories:(2)

Lowest 25 percent

78 22 77 23 87 13

Lowest 10 percent

76 24 75 25 87 13

Second 25 percent

78 22 77 23 87 13

Third 25 percent

80 20 78 22 86 14

Highest 25 percent

81 19 79 21 85 15

Highest 10 percent

81 19 80 20 84 16

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

78 22 78 22 - -

Service-providing industries

80 20 78 22 86 14

Education and health services

82 18 81 19 85 15

Educational services

84 16 81 19 85 15

Elementary and secondary schools

84 16 - - 84 16

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

84 16 81 19 85 15

Health care and social assistance

81 19 80 20 87 13

Hospitals

82 18 - - 87 13

Public administration

88 12 - - 88 12

1 to 99 workers

78 22 77 23 87 13

1 to 49 workers

78 22 77 23 88 12

50 to 99 workers

79 21 78 22 86 14

100 workers or more

80 20 79 21 86 14

100 to 499 workers

79 21 78 22 86 14

500 workers or more

82 18 80 20 86 14

Geographic areas

Northeast

80 20 79 21 85 15

New England

77 23 77 23 78 22

Middle Atlantic

81 19 80 20 87 13

South

79 21 77 23 86 14

South Atlantic

79 21 78 22 86 14

East South Central

79 21 76 24 88 12

West South Central

78 22 76 24 85 15

Midwest

79 21 78 22 87 13

East North Central

79 21 78 22 86 14

West North Central

80 20 78 22 90 10

West

80 20 79 21 86 14

Mountain

79 21 77 23 87 13

Pacific

81 19 80 20 86 14

Footnotes
(1) Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See the Handbook of Methods: National Compensation Measures at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/ncs/home.htm 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.

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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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Last Modified Date: September 23, 2021