Long-term disability plans: Method of payment Standard Errors

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

Characteristics

Fixed
percent of
earnings

Pecent
varies by
earnings

Flat dollar
amounts

Other

All workers

2.5

2.6

0.2

0.4

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

2.6

0.3

    Professional and related

2.6

0.4

        Teachers

1.7

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

1.5

        Registered nurses

7.4

Service

2.3

2.3

    Protective service

2.0

2.0

Sales and office

3.9

    Office and administrative support

4.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

2.4

Full time

2.5

2.6

[1]

0.4

Part time

3.0

2.7

Union

2.6

0.5

Nonunion

2.6

2.6

Wage percentiles:2

       

    Lowest 10 percent

1.5

    Lowest 25 percent

2.1

2.1

    Second 25 percent

4.9

    Third 25 percent

2.7

2.7

    Highest 25 percent

1.7

0.4

    Highest 10 percent

3.6

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

2.6

2.6

0.2

0.4

    Education and health services

3.6

0.4

        Educational services

2.9

0.4

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.2

0.6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

10.5

        Health care and social assistance

8.2

            Hospitals

10.5

    Public administration

2.1

2.1

1 to 99 workers

2.3

2.3

    1 to 49 workers

3.1

    50 to 99 workers

3.2

100 workers or more

2.9

0.3

    100 to 499 workers

1.2

0.8

    500 workers or more

3.9

0.6

State government

9.1

Local government

0.7

0.4

0.3

0.5

Geographic areas

       

New England

1.7

Middle Atlantic

2.3

0.7

East North Central

4.4

West North Central

13.3

South Atlantic

1.1

East South Central

9.0

West South Central

2.2

Mountain

1.2

Pacific

2.3

Footnotes:

1Less than 0.05.

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: 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.