Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee contribution requirement

Table 12. Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employer and employee premiums by employee
contribution requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers with single coverage medical care benefits = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Total

Employee contribution not
required

Employee contribution required

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Percent of
participating
employees

Average
flat monthly
employer
premium

Average
flat monthly
employee
contribution

All workers

100

$367.18

21

$459.47

79

$341.92

$102.40

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

100

389.86

22

464.12

78

368.92

101.74

    Management, business, and financial

100

375.04

19

457.15

81

356.01

102.14

    Professional and related

100

395.74

23

466.35

77

374.33

101.57

        Teachers

100

443.60

35

492.11

65

417.95

100.55

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

450.83

38

495.70

62

423.85

103.44

        Registered nurses

100

390.97

14

564.09

86

363.89

100.37

Service

100

366.43

22

492.18

78

331.57

98.59

    Protective service

100

423.56

27

487.05

73

399.50

98.20

Sales and office

100

346.42

18

439.96

82

326.30

106.49

    Sales and related

100

306.01

14

399.61

86

290.70

114.63

    Office and administrative support

100

363.29

19

452.26

81

342.11

102.87

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

354.87

32

442.64

68

313.64

108.24

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

354.75

37

442.24

63

302.55

106.22

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

354.99

27

443.18

73

322.76

109.89

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

354.59

20

459.32

80

327.65

97.75

    Production

100

349.75

19

453.83

81

325.45

96.33

    Transportation and material moving

100

360.17

22

464.71

78

330.30

99.46

Full time

100

367.48

21

458.47

79

342.64

101.30

Part time

100

362.58

22

474.31

78

330.73

119.43

Union

100

465.66

40

525.76

60

425.08

99.02

Nonunion

100

340.42

16

415.13

84

325.79

103.05

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

100

320.61

17

416.31

83

301.59

104.04

        Lowest 10 percent

100

307.31

15

448.69

85

282.06

108.18

    Second 25 percent

100

342.85

18

430.14

82

323.06

102.94

    Third 25 percent

100

374.15

23

464.76

77

346.92

100.87

    Highest 25 percent

100

397.09

24

483.18

76

369.60

102.61

        Highest 10 percent

100

405.42

24

485.95

76

380.59

102.82

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

100

346.68

22

436.74

78

321.29

94.76

Service-providing industries

100

371.73

21

464.66

79

346.47

104.08

    Education and health services

100

401.11

23

478.66

77

377.37

100.36

        Educational services

100

428.49

32

480.20

68

404.53

99.22

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

440.64

37

487.50

63

413.25

104.27

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

407.57

21

452.66

79

395.37

91.02

        Health care and social assistance

100

376.07

16

475.85

84

357.19

101.21

            Hospitals

100

390.35

11

535.97

89

372.84

99.69

    Public administration

100

454.63

31

504.82

69

431.83

87.49

1 to 99 workers

100

343.25

27

436.06

73

309.27

113.95

    1 to 49 workers

100

344.95

28

435.52

72

309.59

115.40

    50 to 99 workers

100

339.34

24

437.54

76

308.59

110.81

100 workers or more

100

380.62

19

478.51

81

358.40

96.56

    100 to 499 workers

100

361.47

16

456.99

84

343.03

99.17

    500 workers or more

100

396.43

20

492.60

80

371.76

94.30

Geographic areas

             

New England

100

384.88

13

462.24

87

373.72

118.04

Middle Atlantic

100

399.66

27

488.75

73

367.05

106.55

East North Central

100

369.51

19

456.24

81

349.36

97.41

West North Central

100

362.38

23

441.07

77

338.50

96.06

South Atlantic

100

343.27

17

422.11

83

327.19

100.97

East South Central

100

341.24

15

414.62

85

328.31

95.95

West South Central

100

344.61

23

412.71

77

323.95

103.06

Mountain

100

358.16

22

447.13

78

333.41

100.65

Pacific

100

385.87

27

507.19

73

340.20

106.07

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, 2010." 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/glossary20102011.htm.