Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of earnings Data Table

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of earnings, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey,
March 2009

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

Characteristics

Fixed percent of earnings

Mean fixed
percent of
earnings

Median
fixed
percent of
earnings

Less than
50 percent

50 percent

51 to 59
percent

60 percent

61 to 69
percent

Greater
than 69
percent

All workers

1

23

2

32

25

17

64.0

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

[2]

18

31

24

23

66.4

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

18

2

35

19

24

65.8

60.0

    Professional and related

[2]

18

3

30

26

23

66.7

60.0

        Teachers

31

5

13

23

27

66.9

66.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

44

4

12

20

20

62.0

60.0

        Registered nurses

18

3

42

27

9

61.2

60.0

Service

37

2

27

25

8

59.8

60.0

    Protective service

24

40

22

8

61.1

60.0

Sales and office

[2]

22

2

32

25

19

64.4

60.0

    Sales and related

23

1

30

24

22

65.0

60.0

    Office and administrative support

[2]

21

2

34

26

17

64.2

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2

24

31

33

10

61.7

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

4

19

26

42

9

62.3

65.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1

28

34

26

10

61.2

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

2

19

1

39

25

14

63.5

60.0

    Production

2

17

1

42

26

13

62.5

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

1

22

1

36

25

16

64.8

60.0

Full time

1

21

2

34

25

18

64.2

60.0

Part time

39

2

14

32

13

61.8

60.0

Union

1

22

4

24

34

15

63.9

60.0

Nonunion

1

23

1

34

23

18

64.0

60.0

Wage percentiles:3

               

    Lowest 10 percent

49

19

25

6

58.1

60.0

    Lowest 25 percent

[2]

35

1

26

28

10

60.6

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

24

2

37

24

13

62.4

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

19

2

35

26

17

64.3

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

19

2

29

25

25

66.7

60.0

    Highest 10 percent

[2]

17

3

26

25

28

67.9

66.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

3

13

[2]

39

27

18

65.1

60.0

Service-providing industries

[2]

25

2

31

25

17

63.7

60.0

    Education and health services

1

27

5

27

26

15

62.7

60.0

        Educational services

31

8

16

17

28

66.3

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

41

4

14

24

17

61.9

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

20

16

19

6

39

71.2

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

1

24

3

34

31

7

60.6

60.0

            Hospitals

21

3

42

25

8

60.4

60.0

    Public administration

26

3

36

26

8

60.7

60.0

1 to 99 workers

1

26

1

31

30

12

62.4

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

27

1

30

32

10

62.3

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

25

32

28

14

62.5

60.0

100 workers or more

1

21

2

33

22

20

64.9

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

1

16

38

25

19

65.0

60.0

    500 workers or more

[2]

25

4

29

21

21

64.9

60.0

Geographic areas

               

New England

13

42

14

29

66.5

60.0

Middle Atlantic

37

1

9

45

7

61.7

66.0

East North Central

1

13

42

20

24

65.3

60.0

West North Central

11

44

17

27

66.5

60.0

South Atlantic

19

48

11

19

64.5

60.0

East South Central

46

4

61.1

60.0

West South Central

9

1

50

18

21

66.3

60.0

Mountain

9

48

13

29

67.7

60.0

Pacific

15

12

30

25

17

64.4

60.0

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.

2Less than 0.5 percent.

3The 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.