Medical care benefits: Employee contributions for single and family coverage

Table 15. Medical care benefits: Monthly employee contributions for single and family coverage, civilian workers,1 National
Compensation Survey, March 2013

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

Characteristics

Single coverage2

Family coverage2

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

$33.52

$59.80

$94.42

$135.21

$197.62

$139.44

$233.69

$363.44

$566.47

$844.04

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

31.88

56.46

92.20

133.10

200.40

145.48

239.00

366.96

569.31

848.76

    Management, business, and financial

37.18

61.69

98.74

132.36

190.65

157.87

250.80

363.70

540.47

791.60

    Professional and related

28.46

54.94

88.53

133.58

202.71

144.02

233.55

373.14

577.75

865.00

        Teachers

22.76

46.41

82.23

139.34

227.94

138.36

241.00

459.17

667.00

991.44

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

22.76

44.24

84.15

142.32

235.00

122.88

244.32

491.00

737.01

1045.41

        Registered nurses

37.22

62.83

88.01

132.72

190.94

144.02

237.30

352.60

496.13

802.02

Service

29.26

54.16

89.31

133.02

181.99

147.63

246.98

383.32

622.51

887.42

    Protective service

52.39

85.00

125.10

181.11

130.20

209.65

306.56

449.44

709.24

Sales and office

34.98

60.00

98.50

136.22

197.77

136.54

240.43

370.97

559.00

845.24

    Sales and related

39.88

70.43

104.99

150.00

216.33

154.32

256.09

370.97

574.97

811.88

    Office and administrative support

32.71

55.57

95.00

133.00

190.00

136.54

235.46

370.92

558.02

848.00

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

37.99

62.83

97.29

152.37

217.73

144.57

237.24

383.00

633.15

864.08

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

38.00

60.00

92.35

142.33

217.73

161.49

236.00

352.85

589.01

801.60

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

36.83

66.00

100.00

159.00

220.45

129.99

238.32

407.74

643.02

886.20

Production, transportation, and material moving

38.01

62.83

94.80

134.44

189.42

120.98

203.13

318.00

480.96

767.79

    Production

38.00

61.75

97.50

135.81

187.81

129.99

203.11

314.11

452.19

697.61

    Transportation and material moving

38.50

65.00

91.91

132.54

194.77

116.53

204.53

330.00

523.95

843.30

Full time

34.62

59.90

94.24

134.06

192.83

141.24

234.91

362.50

557.02

841.50

Part time

31.17

53.96

99.69

174.03

265.08

96.47

213.96

386.26

636.12

909.35

Union

30.33

54.11

83.87

132.54

192.79

95.66

171.04

272.11

460.61

811.16

Nonunion

34.67

60.22

96.63

135.68

197.81

155.58

253.29

378.92

584.39

848.00

Average wage within the following categories:3

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

32.00

59.68

99.48

151.46

217.74

169.09

273.74

449.90

673.23

960.26

        Lowest 10 percent

31.43

62.21

108.00

171.63

233.98

175.96

268.77

451.67

663.00

1024.01

    Second 25 percent

35.00

60.22

93.51

132.98

197.69

140.00

232.35

364.33

572.72

841.77

    Third 25 percent

32.50

59.00

91.29

133.02

191.02

136.49

225.49

351.00

536.27

805.00

    Highest 25 percent

34.67

59.00

94.96

134.92

195.66

138.00

228.06

351.00

526.49

824.50

        Highest 10 percent

35.00

58.31

96.35

136.87

202.26

138.36

224.98

343.75

506.47

767.78

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

36.94

61.75

95.33

135.00

189.42

133.94

216.65

316.97

478.56

705.48

Service-providing industries

32.50

58.02

94.24

135.28

200.40

140.82

238.32

373.58

585.54

865.00

    Education and health services

25.00

51.67

86.66

133.02

204.90

139.60

247.98

409.57

666.18

961.25

        Educational services

22.48

43.76

79.26

136.04

218.00

138.36

246.08

441.50

667.00

925.00

            Elementary and secondary schools

22.03

41.92

81.22

140.72

235.00

120.62

255.54

501.30

714.00

1006.65

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

22.76

46.06

77.00

125.98

189.35

173.13

232.00

377.24

548.71

667.00

        Healthcare and social assistance

33.06

56.97

88.83

131.18

190.94

141.46

249.94

376.62

626.90

1000.51

            Hospitals

37.60

56.15

85.85

125.66

193.96

132.57

236.11

340.57

452.04

684.06

    Public administration

22.76

46.30

72.76

108.09

152.36

115.78

186.48

295.36

449.44

657.53

1 to 99 workers

40.00

66.75

102.72

146.70

213.49

165.64

267.15

413.97

661.26

935.76

    1 to 49 workers

38.59

65.00

101.76

144.98

209.00

159.00

262.56

411.84

673.98

954.88

    50 to 99 workers

43.33

74.08

104.60

151.66

219.28

173.32

277.68

416.79

642.56

892.52

100 workers or more

31.25

54.17

89.31

128.85

186.32

130.00

215.68

339.47

506.47

743.11

    100 to 499 workers

32.50

57.50

92.94

132.43

189.26

134.00

224.97

355.17

540.44

771.00

    500 workers or more

28.43

52.32

85.23

125.62

182.50

121.87

209.65

326.00

476.58

692.74

Geographic areas

                   

New England

43.55

75.12

110.03

159.74

224.16

133.55

237.21

350.17

503.18

675.95

Middle Atlantic

42.21

71.69

97.72

140.82

217.23

141.18

227.48

334.68

540.47

865.00

East North Central

39.61

61.75

91.48

127.82

188.99

122.12

209.65

316.44

489.44

754.22

West North Central

37.82

61.10

90.54

123.88

174.00

146.48

238.03

358.00

540.49

756.09

South Atlantic

29.32

55.57

94.79

134.73

196.60

145.48

238.32

389.74

623.45

946.70

East South Central

20.00

42.17

86.66

129.22

182.81

151.83

262.12

431.46

667.00

779.60

West South Central

36.60

62.21

95.00

136.87

187.48

172.75

277.50

409.57

596.06

860.00

Mountain

33.16

51.70

87.00

129.00

200.00

148.83

230.75

358.18

576.00

834.00

Pacific

29.24

52.75

89.10

136.16

202.61

116.71

222.00

365.26

573.62

892.96

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 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.

3Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the
threshold.  The categories were formed using percentile estimates generated using data from the National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation
- March 2013."


NOTE: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20122013.htm.