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Table 3. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee for family coverage

Table 3. Medical plans: Share of premiums paid by employer and employee for single coverage, March 2017 [In percent]
Characteristics Civilian(1) Private industry State and local government
Employer share of premium Employee share of premium Employer share of premium Employee share of premium Employer share of premium Employee share of premium

All workers participating in single coverage medical plans

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 86.00 14.00

Worker characteristics

Management, business, and financial occupations

81.00 19.00 80.00 20.00 85.00 15.00

Management, professional and related occupations

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 - -

Professional and related occupations

82.00 18.00 80.00 20.00 85.00 15.00

Teachers

84.00 16.00 - - 84.00 16.00

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

84.00 16.00 - - 84.00 16.00

Registered nurses

80.00 20.00 - - - -

Service occupations

80.00 20.00 77.00 23.00 87.00 13.00

Protective service occupations

87.00 13.00 81.00 19.00 88.00 12.00

Sales and office occupations

79.00 21.00 78.00 22.00 88.00 12.00

Sales and related occupations

77.00 23.00 77.00 23.00 - -

Office and administrative support occupations

80.00 20.00 78.00 22.00 88.00 12.00

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 89.00 11.00

Construction, and extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 - -

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 86.00 14.00

Production occupations

79.00 21.00 79.00 21.00 - -

Transportation and material moving occupations

80.00 20.00 80.00 20.00 - -

Full time

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 86.00 14.00

Part time

78.00 22.00 77.00 23.00 85.00 15.00

Union

87.00 13.00 87.00 13.00 86.00 14.00

Nonunion

79.00 21.00 77.00 23.00 87.00 13.00

Average wage within the following categories:(2)

Lowest 25 percent

77.00 23.00 75.00 25.00 87.00 13.00

Lowest 10 percent

75.00 25.00 74.00 26.00 87.00 13.00

Second 25 percent

80.00 20.00 78.00 22.00 87.00 13.00

Third 25 percent

81.00 19.00 79.00 21.00 86.00 14.00

Highest 25 percent

81.00 19.00 80.00 20.00 85.00 15.00

Highest 10 percent

81.00 19.00 80.00 20.00 85.00 15.00

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

80.00 20.00 80.00 20.00 - -

Service-providing industries

80.00 20.00 78.00 22.00 86.00 14.00

Education and health services

82.00 18.00 79.00 21.00 85.00 15.00

Educational services

84.00 16.00 80.00 20.00 85.00 15.00

Elementary and secondary schools

84.00 16.00 - - 84.00 16.00

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

84.00 16.00 80.00 20.00 86.00 14.00

Health care and social assistance

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 87.00 13.00

Hospitals

83.00 17.00 - - 87.00 13.00

Public administration

88.00 12.00 - - 88.00 12.00

1 to 99 workers

79.00 21.00 78.00 22.00 87.00 13.00

1 to 49 workers

79.00 21.00 78.00 22.00 88.00 12.00

50 to 99 workers

78.00 22.00 77.00 23.00 86.00 14.00

100 workers or more

81.00 19.00 80.00 20.00 86.00 14.00

100 to 499 workers

80.00 20.00 79.00 21.00 87.00 13.00

500 workers or more

83.00 17.00 81.00 19.00 86.00 14.00

Geographic areas

Northeast

82.00 18.00 81.00 19.00 84.00 16.00

New England

78.00 22.00 78.00 22.00 77.00 23.00

Middle Atlantic

83.00 17.00 82.00 18.00 87.00 13.00

South

80.00 20.00 78.00 22.00 86.00 14.00

South Atlantic

79.00 21.00 78.00 22.00 85.00 15.00

East South Central

81.00 19.00 78.00 22.00 88.00 12.00

West South Central

79.00 21.00 77.00 23.00 87.00 13.00

Midwest

79.00 21.00 78.00 22.00 87.00 13.00

East North Central

79.00 21.00 78.00 22.00 85.00 15.00

West North Central

80.00 20.00 78.00 22.00 90.00 10.00

West

81.00 19.00 80.00 20.00 87.00 13.00

Mountain

79.00 21.00 78.00 22.00 87.00 13.00

Pacific

82.00 18.00 81.00 19.00 87.00 13.00

Footnotes
(1) Includes 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.
(2) Surveyed 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 ECEC data for March 2018.

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/glossary20162017.htm.
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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Last Modified Date: November 02, 2020