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Table 4. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee for family coverage

Table 4. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee for family coverage, March 2020 [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 family coverage medical plans

67 33 66 34 71 29

Worker characteristics

Management, professional, and related occupations

69 31 68 32 70 30

Management, business, and financial occupations

68 32 67 33 - -

Professional and related occupations

69 31 68 32 69 31

Teachers

66 34 - - 66 34

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

64 36 - - 65 35

Registered nurses

71 29 - - - -

Service occupations

63 37 60 40 72 28

Protective service occupations

73 27 65 35 77 23

Sales and office occupations

66 34 65 35 73 27

Sales and related occupations

62 38 62 38 - -

Office and administrative support occupations

68 32 67 33 74 26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

68 32 67 33 77 23

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

69 31 68 32 - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

67 33 66 34 - -

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

69 31 69 31 71 29

Production occupations

72 28 72 28 - -

Transportation and material moving occupations

67 33 67 33 - -

Full time

67 33 66 34 71 29

Part time

67 33 66 34 70 30

Union

79 21 82 18 76 24

Nonunion

64 36 64 36 67 33

Average wage within the following categories:(2)

Lowest 25 percent

59 41 59 41 66 34

Lowest 10 percent

58 42 59 41 61 39

Second 25 percent

65 35 64 36 74 26

Third 25 percent

69 31 67 33 69 31

Highest 25 percent

71 29 71 29 75 25

Highest 10 percent

73 27 72 28 76 24

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

71 29 71 29 - -

Service-providing industries

67 33 65 35 71 29

Education and health services

66 34 64 36 68 32

Educational services

66 34 64 36 66 34

Elementary and secondary schools

64 36 - - 65 35

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

71 29 70 30 72 28

Health care and social assistance

65 35 64 36 74 26

Hospitals

74 26 - - 74 26

Public administration

77 23 - - 77 23

1 to 99 workers

62 38 61 39 74 26

1 to 49 workers

62 38 61 39 74 26

50 to 99 workers

62 38 60 40 73 27

100 workers or more

70 30 70 30 70 30

100 to 499 workers

67 33 66 34 71 29

500 workers or more

73 27 75 25 70 30

Geographic areas

Northeast

73 27 71 29 83 17

New England

71 29 70 30 76 24

Middle Atlantic

74 26 71 29 85 15

South

62 38 62 38 63 37

South Atlantic

63 37 61 39 67 33

East South Central

65 35 66 34 63 37

West South Central

61 39 62 38 57 43

Midwest

69 31 68 32 74 26

East North Central

71 29 70 30 76 24

West North Central

66 34 66 34 70 30

West

68 32 66 34 74 26

Mountain

67 33 67 33 71 29

Pacific

68 32 66 34 75 25

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 24, 2020