Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement Data Table

Table 22. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2009

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution
not required

All workers

12

88

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

11

89

    Professional and related

11

89

        Teachers

8

92

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

9

91

Service

15

85

    Protective service

16

84

Sales and office

14

86

    Office and administrative support

14

86

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

13

87

Full time

12

88

Part time

10

90

Union

15

85

Nonunion

9

91

Wage percentiles:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

10

90

    Second 25 percent

12

88

    Third 25 percent

11

89

    Highest 25 percent

15

85

    Highest 10 percent

15

85

Establishment characteristics

   

Service-providing industries

12

88

    Education and health services

11

89

        Educational services

8

92

            Elementary and secondary schools

9

91

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

4

96

        Health care and social assistance

27

73

            Hospitals

30

70

    Public administration

15

85

1 to 99 workers

8

92

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

17

83

    500 workers or more

12

88

State government

13

87

Local government

12

88

Geographic areas

   

New England

100

Middle Atlantic

30

70

East North Central

18

82

West South Central

100

Mountain

13

87

Pacific

5

95

Footnotes:

1The 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.