Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 15. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(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

$39.43

$69.89

$110.90

$183.14

$112.28

$197.09

$347.54

$597.25

$812.23

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

20.00

38.72

71.01

114.92

197.03

111.86

208.00

378.07

632.74

860.00

    Professional and related

20.00

38.72

71.34

120.44

205.80

116.93

211.14

393.46

660.82

894.67

        Teachers

20.00

38.00

71.34

127.59

209.00

108.33

208.06

418.64

667.00

933.92

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

21.62

38.34

75.61

136.04

231.80

110.29

208.92

475.96

704.94

961.66

Service

20.00

43.00

70.01

114.46

168.90

120.00

197.09

317.01

530.33

728.55

    Protective service

32.28

50.00

75.00

116.39

161.66

128.68

180.00

277.16

418.64

602.00

Sales and office

20.00

37.34

62.31

101.87

170.92

113.53

180.00

297.89

530.00

736.33

    Office and administrative support

20.00

37.96

62.31

101.98

172.52

115.50

180.00

306.56

539.35

735.85

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

21.67

34.49

62.92

100.11

131.39

102.85

175.00

297.54

496.48

667.00

Production, transportation, and material moving

24.95

47.67

79.78

119.58

185.81

118.31

176.63

370.10

575.99

826.69

Full time

20.00

38.79

69.00

108.40

179.00

114.80

197.09

345.30

595.47

802.00

Part time

26.13

51.36

96.63

168.90

287.00

91.78

208.00

390.00

685.65

1054.84

Union

26.10

49.11

73.92

128.76

231.80

87.11

163.12

278.00

482.54

900.07

Nonunion

20.00

61.64

101.00

153.32

147.59

232.00

418.64

632.74

783.24

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

20.00

62.00

106.39

171.00

148.67

236.00

436.72

667.00

853.54

        Lowest 10 percent

20.00

20.00

50.00

105.85

159.96

180.00

277.33

509.88

667.00

860.00

    Second 25 percent

20.51

39.71

67.01

101.98

158.80

102.85

180.00

301.22

517.00

707.14

    Third 25 percent

21.62

40.00

71.01

101.40

169.16

119.92

208.00

329.42

580.56

770.24

    Highest 25 percent

21.62

43.90

74.40

132.52

224.68

94.76

180.00

318.88

605.00

897.86

        Highest 10 percent

20.00

43.90

70.95

130.57

211.20

79.66

163.44

287.02

517.00

770.92

Establishment characteristics

                   

Service-providing industries

20.00

39.43

70.00

111.56

184.00

112.28

197.09

348.87

598.48

823.00

    Education and health services

20.00

38.00

71.34

116.20

201.50

116.55

220.00

409.26

667.00

879.37

        Educational services

20.00

36.82

70.95

117.19

206.23

104.81

220.00

421.53

667.00

901.22

            Elementary and secondary schools

20.00

37.94

78.66

137.81

231.80

103.24

231.97

495.02

711.08

989.75

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20.00

59.45

82.00

118.05

208.00

287.02

508.92

667.00

        Healthcare and social assistance

47.64

71.34

115.59

172.52

146.63

222.40

317.01

552.46

743.53

            Hospitals

54.27

74.20

116.39

200.84

168.21

232.00

341.01

536.78

691.52

    Public administration

21.62

43.00

69.00

102.98

156.49

111.86

180.00

285.16

429.86

632.74

1 to 99 workers

20.00

29.31

53.12

89.25

115.50

115.50

175.00

288.74

598.32

770.24

    1 to 49 workers

20.00

21.62

48.88

89.25

115.50

111.86

154.05

255.41

512.26

658.41

    50 to 99 workers

43.68

90.00

115.59

215.89

685.00

861.90

100 workers or more

20.00

39.99

70.95

114.92

186.00

111.86

205.30

349.84

597.25

823.25

    100 to 499 workers

20.00

38.00

67.59

115.62

180.00

102.85

197.09

390.00

609.90

828.12

    500 workers or more

21.62

40.00

71.33

114.92

190.73

116.93

208.00

343.07

595.47

817.00

State government

20.00

41.27

67.59

84.88

131.39

130.20

197.09

277.16

418.64

632.74

Local government

20.00

38.00

73.00

124.49

209.00

100.28

202.54

399.45

638.13

894.67

Geographic areas

                   

New England

52.29

70.01

111.44

151.19

175.90

139.04

215.89

292.68

419.03

576.80

Middle Atlantic

29.31

51.29

71.34

97.44

184.07

67.72

145.87

277.33

301.22

574.99

East North Central

20.00

39.71

65.00

84.00

112.17

75.00

122.12

197.09

282.66

570.66

West North Central

31.25

46.32

87.17

120.49

140.93

130.20

232.00

412.65

614.84

879.64

South Atlantic

21.62

57.93

93.46

122.58

122.57

180.00

321.07

632.74

768.62

East South Central

20.00

20.00

131.39

292.00

667.00

685.00

West South Central

25.59

55.52

100.00

147.00

209.00

265.42

391.93

459.10

695.00

860.00

Mountain

39.99

51.36

116.57

287.83

221.00

475.96

634.37

774.22

Pacific

22.26

44.13

82.00

171.24

415.22

80.05

164.74

300.39

619.42

1135.17

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 remaining percentiles follow the same
logic.


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/glossary20112012.htm.

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.