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

Table 27. Long-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and
local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2009

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

Characteristics

Fixed
percent of
earnings

Pecent
varies by
earnings

Flat dollar
amounts

Other

All workers

93

6

1

1

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

93

1

    Professional and related

93

1

        Teachers

95

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

96

        Registered nurses

93

Service

92

7

    Protective service

93

6

Sales and office

92

    Office and administrative support

91

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

96

Production, transportation, and material moving

94

Full time

93

6

[1]

1

Part time

92

5

Union

93

1

Nonunion

93

7

Wage percentiles:2

       

    Lowest 10 percent

97

    Lowest 25 percent

93

7

    Second 25 percent

90

    Third 25 percent

94

6

    Highest 25 percent

95

1

    Highest 10 percent

94

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

93

6

1

1

    Education and health services

92

1

        Educational services

93

1

            Elementary and secondary schools

96

1

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

84

        Health care and social assistance

88

            Hospitals

86

    Public administration

93

7

1 to 99 workers

93

7

    1 to 49 workers

91

    50 to 99 workers

95

100 workers or more

93

1

    100 to 499 workers

97

2

    500 workers or more

92

1

State government

82

Local government

97

2

1

1

Geographic areas

       

New England

98

Middle Atlantic

93

3

East North Central

87

West North Central

86

South Atlantic

98

East South Central

87

West South Central

98

Mountain

99

Pacific

95

Footnotes:

1Less than 0.5 percent.

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.