Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment Data Table

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, civilian workers,1
National Compensation Survey, March 2009

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
earnings

Percent
varies by
earnings

Other

All workers

7

2

68

21

2

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

1

1

67

29

3

    Management, business, and financial

1

1

61

36

1

    Professional and related

1

1

70

25

3

        Teachers

2

1

87

8

2

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

87

6

3

        Registered nurses

2

76

14

8

Service

4

1

85

8

3

    Protective service

1

85

10

Sales and office

4

1

67

26

3

    Sales and related

4

1

68

25

2

    Office and administrative support

3

1

66

27

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

16

6

60

16

2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

21

7

62

8

1

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

13

5

59

21

3

Production, transportation, and material moving

18

6

66

10

1

    Production

20

7

62

10

1

    Transportation and material moving

16

4

70

10

1

Full time

7

2

67

21

2

Part time

3

1

79

15

3

Union

16

7

59

15

3

Nonunion

4

1

71

22

2

Wage percentiles:2

         

    Lowest 10 percent

3

89

6

    Lowest 25 percent

7

1

80

11

2

    Second 25 percent

9

2

72

15

2

    Third 25 percent

8

2

67

20

2

    Highest 25 percent

4

3

62

29

3

    Highest 10 percent

2

1

61

33

2

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

19

6

58

16

1

Service-providing industries

3

1

71

22

3

    Education and health services

2

1

79

13

6

        Educational services

2

1

84

10

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

2

1

87

5

4

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2

78

19

1

        Health care and social assistance

1

1

76

14

8

            Hospitals

1

79

14

5

    Public administration

2

86

10

1 to 99 workers

7

1

75

15

1

    1 to 49 workers

7

2

74

17

1

    50 to 99 workers

8

1

76

13

2

100 workers or more

6

3

65

23

3

    100 to 499 workers

9

2

67

20

2

    500 workers or more

4

4

63

25

3

Geographic areas

         

New England

5

1

69

24

1

Middle Atlantic

4

1

82

12

1

East North Central

13

4

57

23

2

West North Central

11

2

66

19

2

South Atlantic

7

2

65

24

1

East South Central

4

79

8

West South Central

7

56

32

Mountain

6

63

25

Pacific

2

2

63

27

5

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. 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/glossary20082009.htm.