Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits Data Table

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2009

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

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks2

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

89

13

24

26

26

26

11

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

87

13

24

26

26

26

13

    Management, business, and financial

87

13

21

26

26

26

13

    Professional and related

87

13

24

26

26

26

13

        Teachers

86

20

26

26

26

52

14

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

88

20

24

26

52

52

12

        Registered nurses

91

13

22

26

26

26

9

Service

93

13

26

26

26

26

7

    Protective service

91

12

20

26

26

26

9

Sales and office

88

13

21

26

26

26

12

    Sales and related

86

13

21

26

26

26

14

    Office and administrative support

88

13

22

26

26

26

12

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

87

13

26

26

26

36

13

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

93

13

26

26

26

48

7

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

83

13

26

26

26

36

17

Production, transportation, and material moving

90

13

26

26

26

26

10

    Production

89

13

26

26

26

26

11

    Transportation and material moving

91

13

26

26

26

26

9

Full time

88

13

24

26

26

26

12

Part time

92

13

26

26

26

26

8

Union

84

16

26

26

26

52

16

Nonunion

90

13

23

26

26

26

10

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

90

13

26

26

26

26

10

Service-providing industries

88

13

24

26

26

26

12

    Education and health services

90

13

24

26

26

26

10

        Educational services

83

20

24

26

26

52

17

            Elementary and secondary schools

81

20

22

26

52

52

19

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

90

18

26

26

26

26

10

        Health care and social assistance

94

13

24

26

26

26

6

            Hospitals

91

13

20

26

26

26

9

    Public administration

88

12

24

26

26

52

12

1 to 99 workers

92

13

24

26

26

26

8

    1 to 49 workers

92

13

26

26

26

26

8

    50 to 99 workers

91

13

20

26

26

26

9

100 workers or more

87

13

24

26

26

26

13

    100 to 499 workers

87

13

21

26

26

26

13

    500 workers or more

86

13

25

26

26

26

14

Geographic areas

             

New England

91

13

24

26

26

26

9

Middle Atlantic

93

26

26

26

26

26

7

East North Central

83

13

20

26

26

26

17

West North Central

86

12

13

26

26

26

14

South Atlantic

91

12

20

26

26

52

9

East South Central

92

12

24

26

26

26

8

West South Central

83

12

20

26

26

26

17

Mountain

83

12

13

26

26

26

17

Pacific

87

13

25

26

26

26

13

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 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of the
participating workers receive the same as or more than the benefit shown, and half receive the same as or less than the benefit shown. At the 25th percentile,
one-fourth of the participating workers receive the same or less than the benefit shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.

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.