Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement Data Table

Table 22. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2009

(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution
not required

All workers

19

81

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

15

85

    Management, business, and financial

14

86

    Professional and related

15

85

        Teachers

21

79

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

26

74

        Registered nurses

19

81

Service

34

66

    Protective service

18

82

Sales and office

20

80

    Sales and related

23

77

    Office and administrative support

18

82

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

20

80

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

16

84

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

23

77

Production, transportation, and material moving

17

83

    Production

15

85

    Transportation and material moving

19

81

Full time

18

82

Part time

36

64

Union

16

84

Nonunion

20

80

Wage percentiles:2

   

    Lowest 10 percent

53

47

    Lowest 25 percent

36

64

    Second 25 percent

20

80

    Third 25 percent

17

83

    Highest 25 percent

14

86

    Highest 10 percent

13

87

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

13

87

Service-providing industries

21

79

    Education and health services

21

79

        Educational services

14

86

            Elementary and secondary schools

13

87

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

9

91

        Health care and social assistance

25

75

            Hospitals

21

79

    Public administration

15

85

1 to 99 workers

28

72

    1 to 49 workers

30

70

    50 to 99 workers

25

75

100 workers or more

15

85

    100 to 499 workers

17

83

    500 workers or more

13

87

Geographic areas

   

New England

9

91

Middle Atlantic

46

54

East North Central

8

92

West North Central

6

94

South Atlantic

7

93

West South Central

7

93

Mountain

5

95

Pacific

11

89

Footnotes:

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 percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation
surveyed, which may include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile
values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey:
Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2008." See Technical Note for more details.

NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of
major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit
Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20082009.htm.