Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee Data Table

Table 11. Medical care benefits: Share of premiums paid by employer and
employee, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2010

(In percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Family coverage

Employer
share

Employee
share

Employer
share

Employee
share

All workers

82

18

70

30

Worker characteristics

 

 

 

 

Management, professional, and related

84

16

72

28

    Management, business, and financial

82

18

72

28

    Professional and related

84

16

71

29

        Teachers

88

12

69

31

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

89

11

67

33

        Registered nurses

81

19

72

28

Service

82

18

68

32

    Protective service

86

14

75

25

Sales and office

80

20

68

32

    Sales and related

76

24

65

35

    Office and administrative support

82

18

69

31

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

83

17

70

30

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

85

15

70

30

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

82

18

71

29

Production, transportation, and material moving

82

18

73

27

    Production

81

19

74

26

    Transportation and material moving

82

18

72

28

Full time

82

18

70

30

Part time

80

20

70

30

Union

89

11

82

18

Nonunion

80

20

67

33

Average wage within the following categories:2

 

 

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

78

22

63

37

        Lowest 10 percent

76

24

62

38

    Second 25 percent

80

20

67

33

    Third 25 percent

83

17

72

28

    Highest 25 percent

84

16

75

25

        Highest 10 percent

84

16

76

24

Establishment characteristics

 

 

 

 

Goods-producing industries

82

18

74

26

Service-providing industries

82

18

69

31

    Education and health services

85

15

69

31

        Educational services

88

12

69

31

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

11

68

32

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

86

14

71

29

        Health care and social assistance

82

18

69

31

            Hospitals

82

18

75

25

    Public administration

89

11

79

21

1 to 99 workers

80

20

65

35

    1 to 49 workers

81

19

64

36

    50 to 99 workers

80

20

66

34

100 workers or more

83

17

73

27

    100 to 499 workers

81

19

71

29

    500 workers or more

84

16

75

25

Geographic areas

 

 

 

 

New England

79

21

74

26

Middle Atlantic

84

16

77

23

East North Central

82

18

76

24

West North Central

82

18

71

29

South Atlantic

80

20

65

35

East South Central

81

19

63

37

West South Central

83

17

63

37

Mountain

83

17

69

31

Pacific

83

17

71

29

Footnotes:

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

2The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with
earnings both above and below the threshold. The average wages are based on the estimates published in the
"National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2009." See Technical Note for more
details.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of major plans, key
provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20092010.htm.