Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution Data Table

Table 14. Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution,
State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2009

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Family coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies1

Flexible
benefits2

Percent of
earnings

Exists, but
unknown

All workers

100

85

8

2

[3]

5

Worker characteristics

           

Management, professional, and related

100

84

9

2

[3]

4

    Professional and related

100

85

9

1

[3]

4

        Teachers

100

86

8

1

5

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

86

6

1

6

        Registered nurses

100

82

11

5

Service

100

86

8

1

5

    Protective service

100

86

8

5

Sales and office

100

86

8

2

4

    Office and administrative support

100

86

8

2

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

84

8

2

6

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

85

7

6

Full time

100

85

8

2

[3]

5

Part time

100

83

8

1

Union

100

81

10

6

Nonunion

100

87

7

2

3

Wage percentiles:4

           

    Lowest 10 percent

100

88

6

6

    Lowest 25 percent

100

87

7

2

[3]

4

    Second 25 percent

100

87

8

1

4

    Third 25 percent

100

86

7

1

5

    Highest 25 percent

100

81

12

2

5

    Highest 10 percent

100

78

16

2

4

Establishment characteristics

           

Service-providing industries

100

85

8

2

[3]

5

    Education and health services

100

85

9

1

[3]

4

        Educational services

100

85

8

1

[3]

5

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

86

6

1

[3]

6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

84

15

2

        Health care and social assistance

100

82

13

2

            Hospitals

100

87

9

3

    Public administration

100

84

8

3

5

1 to 99 workers

100

82

9

4

5

    1 to 49 workers

100

78

6

6

    50 to 99 workers

100

87

7

3

100 workers or more

100

85

8

1

[3]

5

    100 to 499 workers

100

89

6

1

4

    500 workers or more

100

84

9

1

[3]

5

State government

100

79

15

3

Local government

100

87

5

1

[3]

6

Geographic areas

           

New England

100

91

Middle Atlantic

100

73

19

1

7

East North Central

100

85

11

3

West North Central

100

81

5

South Atlantic

100

97

1

2

East South Central

100

89

West South Central

100

85

6

Mountain

100

74

5

Pacific

100

75

14

4

6

Average monthly employer premium5

$808.27

$794.69

$918.91

$848.99

$955.26

$833.76

Footnotes:

1Based on worker attributes. For example, employee contributions may vary based on earnings, length of service, or age.

2Amount varies by options selected under a "cafeteria plan" or employer-sponsored reimbursement account.

3Less than 0.5 percent.

4The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers both above and below the
threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United
States, 2008." See Technical Note for more details.

5Average premium is for all workers.

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/glossary20082009.htm.