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 2013

(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

$38.00

$64.02

$98.53

$138.67

$198.92

$145.48

$243.15

$363.44

$555.17

$846.89

Worker characteristics

                   

Management, professional, and related

38.28

64.19

98.47

136.50

197.77

151.83

249.94

363.44

539.35

834.60

    Management, business, and financial

40.13

67.17

103.16

137.64

197.39

166.44

263.21

364.00

547.96

830.13

    Professional and related

36.92

61.23

93.84

135.56

197.98

145.48

237.32

358.48

532.68

840.74

Service

32.71

61.88

96.34

139.75

186.69

173.32

262.79

399.81

643.46

925.00

    Protective service

70.62

108.33

155.44

198.92

226.33

259.98

372.34

664.12

1012.22

Sales and office

36.69

64.00

100.49

139.23

202.02

137.67

247.90

370.97

561.00

850.00

    Sales and related

40.00

70.61

104.99

150.00

216.33

154.32

256.09

370.97

574.97

797.67

    Office and administrative support

36.13

60.66

99.06

135.20

192.34

136.54

243.52

370.97

559.90

851.95

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

42.90

66.14

100.86

159.45

220.49

155.17

245.00

400.00

640.56

886.20

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

49.14

63.85

98.19

155.70

219.63

168.00

243.48

372.71

592.90

852.12

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

40.80

68.11

101.00

161.94

220.49

134.41

245.00

416.25

648.50

893.44

Production, transportation, and material moving

38.33

63.62

95.47

135.21

189.42

122.63

203.11

317.03

474.23

750.10

    Production

38.00

61.75

97.53

136.57

187.81

130.23

203.13

314.51

452.19

696.63

    Transportation and material moving

39.28

66.14

92.90

132.98

194.86

114.16

200.00

325.18

513.42

841.69

Full time

39.13

64.34

98.50

136.87

194.99

147.93

244.28

362.50

549.00

843.30

Part time

31.17

54.09

100.94

181.61

266.22

103.22

214.22

386.26

636.12

891.64

Union

32.07

55.98

90.34

136.90

187.81

93.00

162.29

264.04

423.55

673.23

Nonunion

38.57

65.00

99.48

138.74

200.00

154.68

253.49

372.64

569.14

851.89

Average wage within the following categories:2

                   

    Lowest 25 percent

37.71

65.00

102.56

153.06

220.49

151.58

268.34

432.92

653.89

979.15

    Second 25 percent

38.50

61.75

96.41

134.32

198.92

145.48

246.08

373.98

583.35

843.57

    Third 25 percent

37.00

65.00

96.34

140.74

197.29

145.07

237.32

353.69

530.59

831.94

    Highest 25 percent

39.20

65.00

100.16

136.87

192.68

147.58

236.89

351.67

510.12

805.00

        Highest 10 percent

39.37

65.00

103.00

137.96

202.26

149.12

238.32

348.20

508.83

782.55

Establishment characteristics

                   

Goods-producing industries

37.55

61.75

95.66

135.18

190.00

134.40

216.65

316.97

478.13

707.83

    Construction

53.12

74.92

118.92

172.50

222.29

179.59

300.34

489.73

687.08

928.66

    Manufacturing

35.54

61.70

93.12

127.17

176.94

122.03

201.74

300.61

432.33

631.79

Service-providing industries

38.43

65.00

99.32

139.99

203.04

148.59

249.60

375.81

576.00

880.59

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

32.50

65.00

97.49

150.00

218.55

119.17

225.26

363.00

551.75

843.57

        Wholesale trade

40.88

65.96

95.54

133.91

192.03

138.57

247.64

368.50

546.60

824.50

        Retail trade

32.50

73.01

112.70

172.97

240.15

112.90

250.53

438.00

662.50

952.86

        Transportation and warehousing

26.50

52.50

88.75

132.45

192.64

94.12

173.20

264.80

416.25

644.43

        Utilities

49.74

91.34

122.90

161.24

119.44

182.62

317.03

380.52

488.29

    Information

33.39

60.23

88.00

118.33

177.65

130.67

199.15

302.18

428.07

654.00

    Financial activities

43.53

62.14

98.78

122.99

169.14

169.98

251.33

362.44

519.00

784.00

        Finance and insurance

43.64

61.32

100.28

121.40

162.65

161.00

245.57

356.97

487.46

707.48

            Credit intermediation and related activities

45.50

62.97

103.00

121.02

162.65

176.98

269.48

363.97

501.75

735.96

            Insurance carriers and related activities

40.00

60.58

96.07

124.99

161.62

134.28

228.09

341.26

470.68

669.14

        Real estate and rental and leasing

43.12

64.37

89.29

135.28

203.96

338.61

461.04

760.98

1022.16

    Professional and business services

40.00

68.22

103.99

141.92

211.88

173.32

253.39

378.06

558.02

840.95

        Professional and technical services

37.18

67.17

102.79

133.43

188.00

175.49

257.62

378.38

555.50

840.95

        Administrative and waste services

40.85

68.11

102.56

169.40

261.86

230.75

415.40

677.26

954.88

    Education and health services

35.00

60.00

94.15

136.57

200.22

145.48

257.33

393.23

642.56

999.16

        Educational services

38.00

65.56

100.03

155.00

217.23

208.00

308.81

435.31

629.00

890.00

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

43.49

68.29

111.00

168.11

218.28

206.73

300.00

425.23

573.29

729.34

        Healthcare and social assistance

33.74

57.46

90.84

133.02

190.94

136.70

249.94

376.13

642.70

1024.01

    Leisure and hospitality

45.00

70.07

101.10

150.00

181.99

214.22

304.23

431.25

574.12

898.04

        Accommodation and food services

52.88

75.74

102.73

143.21

181.99

214.22

297.21

403.38

546.39

744.93

    Other services

57.00

83.98

107.00

161.71

229.59

202.04

277.96

474.93

685.35

921.00

1 to 99 workers

42.07

68.75

103.99

149.45

214.00

175.49

276.85

418.00

661.26

945.99

    1 to 49 workers

40.00

66.75

103.16

146.61

210.52

170.46

268.50

421.07

685.00

971.32

    50 to 99 workers

43.80

75.10

106.00

154.96

220.49

180.00

287.66

418.00

642.56

892.52

100 workers or more

35.31

60.82

93.28

132.43

186.32

130.00

216.65

336.09

477.41

707.56

    100 to 499 workers

34.62

62.52

95.46

135.07

190.00

136.23

228.43

351.00

520.22

762.39

    500 workers or more

37.00

59.19

90.86

130.83

181.00

120.14

201.96

317.50

418.28

592.91

Geographic areas

                   

New England

43.33

79.52

111.01

167.48

229.59

249.22

359.12

516.83

675.95

Middle Atlantic

43.08

73.06

100.38

142.02

217.91

162.04

234.91

347.66

570.93

879.82

East North Central

40.69

66.07

99.27

133.00

191.06

134.83

229.55

328.30

505.28

760.98

West North Central

38.10

61.75

93.85

124.73

175.66

156.85

246.01

345.13

519.14

736.91

South Atlantic

38.62

65.00

101.79

144.15

207.75

145.48

255.66

395.47

618.12

968.02

East South Central

36.87

65.00

98.94

149.56

209.91

151.58

251.60

389.22

576.12

844.15

West South Central

36.60

62.21

94.63

134.39

174.79

155.64

247.19

374.24

569.00

820.83

Mountain

34.71

62.26

95.33

129.00

191.02

139.42

236.00

356.97

513.66

822.12

Pacific

30.33

54.17

89.31

130.29

192.68

123.93

241.28

373.58

589.70

862.29

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/glossary20122013.htm.

2Surveyed 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."