Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 15. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, private industry 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

$35.38

$61.60

$93.49

$133.02

$191.69

$138.04

$227.98

$355.89

$543.44

$815.87

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

35.31

60.50

92.48

133.37

194.03

150.00

235.30

355.93

534.93

804.45

    Management, business, and financial

35.51

62.01

96.56

131.76

188.77

149.41

249.40

363.00

551.90

844.95

    Professional and related

35.00

59.98

89.17

134.84

196.62

153.82

225.40

347.51

522.66

792.00

Service

30.00

58.51

94.42

138.86

182.89

153.59

247.00

404.13

635.54

895.14

    Protective service

45.00

81.38

110.00

158.33

195.30

228.60

391.00

881.33

1159.42

Sales and office

36.83

63.10

97.30

132.98

198.84

145.32

244.21

365.54

551.24

813.57

    Sales and related

43.35

72.20

101.25

140.83

225.56

159.65

258.00

356.97

586.90

825.39

    Office and administrative support

35.01

60.01

95.25

130.45

184.44

136.38

239.18

368.84

538.68

810.77

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

40.00

64.25

97.38

149.09

205.29

155.82

232.04

383.94

611.88

844.00

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

48.84

61.84

97.38

152.37

223.37

170.26

238.33

417.29

650.00

904.50

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

32.80

64.80

96.14

148.02

204.03

136.00

219.86

364.19

591.82

811.31

Production, transportation, and material moving

35.73

61.00

87.40

125.82

174.09

107.79

181.26

294.64

456.76

708.23

    Production

35.73

55.37

88.90

124.58

171.15

105.75

173.00

280.62

430.01

651.49

    Transportation and material moving

35.79

64.19

87.21

128.40

185.19

108.33

193.39

322.75

517.61

836.23

Full time

36.04

61.83

93.28

132.23

187.32

140.00

226.82

353.29

536.00

810.77

Part time

33.69

56.00

94.24

170.02

260.58

116.72

254.37

398.43

615.42

905.29

Union

32.50

52.65

83.20

126.49

176.62

93.85

153.00

247.93

398.02

673.23

Nonunion

36.04

62.50

94.65

134.06

193.56

151.05

238.72

365.65

557.87

822.95

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

34.62

63.91

100.33

151.38

212.32

150.15

244.27

416.68

635.54

918.57

        Lowest 10 percent

31.17

58.51

111.94

181.99

247.76

162.72

249.29

436.17

612.17

913.43

    Second 25 percent

35.38

60.00

91.49

130.00

183.33

134.26

226.64

359.42

540.93

823.12

    Third 25 percent

35.00

60.58

92.50

133.10

187.57

140.00

232.92

356.94

539.00

818.53

    Highest 25 percent

37.40

62.70

93.24

132.49

190.32

140.03

223.99

338.61

515.78

757.60

        Highest 10 percent

37.77

59.90

92.04

131.90

190.00

137.29

218.82

327.26

484.40

708.87

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

34.97

54.94

86.66

124.03

169.93

118.50

181.95

287.03

442.05

671.50

    Construction

49.80

65.61

117.00

160.47

223.28

171.57

272.21

467.41

657.91

975.43

    Manufacturing

34.25

52.84

84.00

116.87

159.10

105.00

169.00

266.27

392.06

587.94

Service-providing industries

35.79

62.70

95.48

136.16

197.70

149.99

239.95

374.43

569.31

844.95

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

33.13

63.72

95.48

145.78

212.32

114.16

226.00

355.89

528.26

800.48

        Wholesale trade

36.83

62.67

94.16

144.23

197.21

125.00

225.55

350.00

530.59

817.01

        Retail trade

41.14

76.42

113.32

167.31

242.65

162.48

271.38

399.22

596.84

840.99

        Transportation and warehousing

23.61

50.70

83.20

121.79

186.67

81.00

160.50

273.96

416.25

676.48

        Utilities

49.74

78.34

117.00

179.77

116.36

182.62

292.91

391.05

545.29

    Information

27.08

49.83

82.44

113.18

143.00

123.03

165.00

295.17

387.54

585.52

    Financial activities

42.81

63.11

96.72

123.41

165.94

165.72

259.98

356.97

509.52

774.67

        Finance and insurance

42.50

61.93

98.00

123.26

162.41

157.30

255.91

356.97

475.08

695.63

            Credit intermediation and related activities

43.32

62.06

99.14

120.00

156.52

162.99

259.77

356.97

492.75

672.56

            Insurance carriers and related activities

40.00

60.95

91.00

124.90

169.61

155.30

249.40

351.41

459.54

686.00

        Real estate and rental and leasing

47.45

63.58

87.86

127.26

203.05

300.67

452.48

699.91

915.38

    Professional and business services

44.00

67.88

98.41

138.94

208.78

170.01

235.43

368.84

601.21

844.95

        Professional and technical services

40.13

66.99

96.92

136.16

193.42

180.19

252.77

383.92

619.12

862.63

        Administrative and waste services

44.94

68.11

100.19

172.08

268.00

160.02

215.13

403.36

645.96

910.35

    Education and health services

30.43

55.52

92.00

134.45

195.30

148.06

264.31

403.25

626.90

934.37

        Educational services

42.75

67.00

104.50

158.33

216.09

206.87

298.32

420.56

603.27

857.36

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

49.28

64.08

108.94

156.42

207.57

210.74

300.00

402.00

544.81

712.58

        Healthcare and social assistance

28.21

54.16

88.83

131.66

186.08

136.38

248.02

401.06

635.24

965.65

    Leisure and hospitality

39.26

66.03

100.38

149.05

181.99

184.28

295.90

433.30

590.02

863.43

        Accommodation and food services

68.08

101.10

157.77

181.99

184.28

291.39

418.83

567.62

758.33

    Other services

59.54

76.09

115.00

155.81

204.03

192.17

264.04

440.00

636.96

909.79

1 to 99 workers

38.01

65.36

101.00

146.62

209.11

169.21

261.64

411.05

651.19

904.50

    1 to 49 workers

36.04

63.11

101.00

146.62

205.05

165.55

258.74

420.51

658.00

904.90

    50 to 99 workers

43.33

70.98

100.66

146.11

210.18

173.32

273.19

400.73

635.54

899.68

100 workers or more

34.74

59.00

88.38

125.83

179.99

123.39

200.99

321.66

462.14

690.64

    100 to 499 workers

34.62

62.00

92.40

129.00

181.99

132.47

223.99

347.66

512.16

761.66

    500 workers or more

34.74

56.44

82.83

122.87

175.01

115.19

183.08

288.15

412.00

589.63

Geographic areas

                   

New England

43.32

75.41

112.95

154.99

216.50

145.32

238.32

355.83

522.13

667.28

Middle Atlantic

42.03

66.99

98.24

141.69

219.36

132.33

221.38

340.21

567.62

884.04

East North Central

36.04

62.54

93.39

126.63

181.99

125.00

214.61

321.66

473.32

737.10

West North Central

36.30

57.80

87.19

126.66

179.70

146.35

225.30

342.00

492.52

724.62

South Atlantic

34.97

62.49

94.58

136.77

195.48

153.67

241.11

381.85

584.79

863.56

East South Central

58.43

94.01

126.49

185.46

137.19

238.87

374.17

551.90

835.88

West South Central

34.00

55.29

88.83

124.58

174.09

148.87

237.62

370.38

560.73

771.26

Mountain

40.00

63.42

95.48

133.10

190.00

153.82

233.15

357.50

516.00

736.60

Pacific

27.54

54.74

87.86

131.21

198.84

125.93

223.16

372.33

592.50

898.88

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.