Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 16. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(Includes workers participating in medical care benefits with flat dollar amount contributory coverage)

Characteristics

Single coverage1

Family coverage1

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$20.00

$38.00

$67.31

$103.66

$174.00

$93.00

$192.97

$328.58

$580.22

$748.52

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

20.00

38.02

71.28

111.96

175.18

92.00

197.69

361.72

580.44

780.70

    Professional and related

20.00

38.00

72.32

115.67

176.41

91.94

204.98

373.27

600.96

813.95

        Teachers

20.00

38.00

72.32

119.96

182.00

95.16

188.80

377.24

648.39

842.36

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

20.00

39.58

76.11

126.30

189.08

96.44

188.92

415.62

667.00

882.44

Service

20.00

39.28

65.75

101.98

155.04

98.22

190.04

295.00

516.23

694.00

    Protective service

26.19

43.89

69.16

103.06

175.47

90.57

176.13

277.16

404.15

633.28

Sales and office

20.00

33.50

61.48

95.56

153.45

93.00

192.97

294.58

545.47

685.00

    Office and administrative support

20.00

32.50

60.47

95.78

153.45

93.00

192.97

301.93

545.47

685.00

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

22.64

36.03

69.48

101.98

144.28

80.16

175.00

294.58

490.34

640.04

Production, transportation, and material moving

22.27

40.00

73.00

114.58

171.00

98.38

171.30

308.72

541.70

828.94

Full time

20.00

38.00

67.00

102.21

171.00

95.16

192.97

328.00

580.44

748.33

Part time

25.41

47.37

88.57

162.19

235.63

66.93

171.36

354.70

559.05

821.25

Union

23.07

41.44

65.75

114.58

187.64

75.00

131.96

243.38

461.37

841.78

Nonunion

20.00

37.00

69.12

100.00

153.32

142.97

247.58

394.66

580.44

711.08

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

20.00

36.00

66.90

101.98

169.48

150.00

243.38

421.95

630.42

762.70

        Lowest 10 percent

181.46

286.74

494.32

667.00

798.53

    Second 25 percent

20.00

38.00

65.75

98.80

151.00

89.00

175.00

294.58

504.32

670.94

    Third 25 percent

20.21

39.28

65.89

95.03

158.33

96.84

189.00

304.73

563.52

748.52

    Highest 25 percent

20.73

39.99

72.32

123.22

192.05

78.33

167.65

309.49

560.73

815.18

        Highest 10 percent

20.00

36.58

61.31

114.44

176.41

73.43

150.00

266.19

473.47

701.00

Establishment characteristics

                   

Service-providing industries

20.00

38.00

67.31

103.81

174.00

93.00

192.97

329.19

580.44

748.52

    Education and health services

20.00

37.00

68.57

107.84

175.18

95.37

209.47

379.91

638.58

815.09

        Educational services

20.00

36.00

70.00

110.90

176.41

93.00

212.00

394.60

660.18

831.00

            Elementary and secondary schools

20.00

38.00

76.11

126.30

185.52

95.37

216.34

461.37

667.00

896.38

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

89.00

204.98

335.52

559.05

667.00

        Health care and social assistance

20.00

45.12

65.75

101.41

153.00

130.20

199.32

294.58

543.70

685.10

            Hospitals

144.16

210.74

308.01

494.39

683.29

    Public administration

23.07

39.99

66.81

98.80

149.14

89.00

175.00

279.74

419.62

623.45

1 to 99 workers

22.64

38.00

65.00

93.46

131.94

90.57

175.00

299.40

552.65

709.27

    1 to 49 workers

20.00

36.00

61.90

93.46

136.00

84.60

156.61

294.44

519.00

667.00

    50 to 99 workers

29.01

43.73

71.00

93.46

126.36

120.25

205.00

308.72

617.90

762.00

100 workers or more

20.00

38.00

69.00

105.00

175.18

93.00

193.12

334.60

580.44

748.52

    100 to 499 workers

20.00

38.00

69.16

109.39

171.00

98.38

200.62

364.34

580.65

766.00

    500 workers or more

20.00

38.02

67.72

104.00

176.41

90.00

192.97

325.11

578.94

748.33

State government

20.00

38.00

62.85

87.94

123.34

93.00

193.12

265.98

436.20

667.00

Local government

20.00

38.00

74.80

120.00

183.16

91.94

188.05

359.99

583.60

820.71

Geographic areas

                   

New England

41.27

65.00

91.85

143.13

176.94

65.00

183.04

278.03

407.93

537.29

Middle Atlantic

25.72

48.75

60.67

94.24

181.95

55.00

119.80

243.38

321.94

540.56

East North Central

16.54

34.85

50.47

75.74

123.44

61.76

89.00

160.99

277.52

541.70

West North Central

30.57

50.00

81.06

103.99

138.94

130.20

223.00

369.00

598.32

844.81

South Atlantic

23.84

50.87

80.00

93.46

134.84

140.00

219.79

322.14

580.44

711.08

East South Central

187.95

294.44

551.11

667.00

685.00

West South Central

28.00

49.54

93.00

139.66

191.34

265.42

377.00

459.10

648.39

842.36

Mountain

20.00

29.42

40.01

85.70

166.69

Pacific

19.24

33.89

73.00

144.28

338.50

66.17

139.35

279.74

526.53

943.08

1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of participating workers pay the
same as or more than the premium shown, and half pay the same as or less than the premium shown. At the 25th percentile, one-fourth of participating workers pay the same or less than
the premium shown. The remai ning percentiles follow the same logic.

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: 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/glossary20102011.htm.