Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits Data Table

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2009

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

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

85

18

24

26

26

52

15

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

87

20

24

26

26

52

13

    Professional and related

85

20

25

26

26

52

15

        Teachers

86

20

25

26

52

52

14

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

84

20

22

26

52

52

16

Service

86

18

25

26

26

52

14

    Protective service

89

12

25

26

26

52

11

Sales and office

82

13

24

26

26

52

18

    Office and administrative support

82

12

25

26

26

52

18

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

85

20

26

26

52

52

15

Production, transportation, and material moving

72

20

22

26

26

52

28

Full time

85

15

24

26

26

52

15

Part time

82

21

26

26

26

26

18

Union

81

20

26

26

26

52

19

Nonunion

90

13

22

26

52

52

10

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

85

18

24

26

26

52

15

    Education and health services

84

20

24

26

26

52

16

        Educational services

82

21

24

26

52

52

18

            Elementary and secondary schools

79

20

22

26

52

52

21

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

89

25

26

26

26

52

11

        Health care and social assistance

94

13

20

26

26

26

6

    Public administration

88

12

24

26

26

52

12

1 to 99 workers:
   1 to 49 workers

97

21

26

26

52

52

3

100 workers or more

85

18

24

26

26

52

15

    100 to 499 workers

84

12

20

26

26

52

16

    500 workers or more

85

20

25

26

26

52

15

State government

95

20

25

26

26

52

5

Local government

81

15

24

26

26

52

19

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

87

26

26

26

26

26

13

East North Central

54

13

20

26

52

52

46

South Atlantic

97

22

25

48

52

52

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Footnotes:

1The 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.