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

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of earnings, State and local government workers,
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

50 percent

51 to 59
percent

60 percent

61 to 69
percent

Greater
than 69
percent

All workers

31

7

29

20

13

61.2

60.0

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

31

9

25

19

15

61.6

60.0

    Professional and related

30

10

21

21

18

62.6

60.0

        Teachers

33

7

16

22

22

64.2

60.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

43

5

17

9

25

62.6

60.0

        Registered nurses

24

30

59.0

60.0

Service

32

4

32

23

9

60.6

60.0

    Protective service

34

37

17

12

60.5

60.0

Sales and office

25

8

36

23

8

60.7

60.0

    Office and administrative support

25

8

36

22

9

60.7

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

33

31

62.3

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

38

29

17

59.6

60.0

Full time

30

6

31

20

13

61.5

60.0

Part time

46

19

23

57.8

55.0

Union

18

8

32

31

11

62.4

60.0

Nonunion

45

6

25

9

15

59.9

58.0

Wage percentiles:1

             

    Lowest 10 percent

43

7

22

59.7

58.0

    Lowest 25 percent

39

5

28

16

12

60.0

60.0

    Second 25 percent

28

7

35

20

10

61.0

60.0

    Third 25 percent

35

6

31

18

10

59.7

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

24

10

23

26

17

63.4

60.0

    Highest 10 percent

22

11

15

32

21

64.8

67.0

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

30

7

29

20

13

61.3

60.0

    Education and health services

34

11

20

18

17

62.1

60.0

        Educational services

37

11

15

16

20

62.5

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

44

5

14

19

18

61.2

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

21

31

15

66.3

58.0

        Health care and social assistance

14

47

25

60.0

60.0

            Hospitals

45

22

59.2

60.0

    Public administration

26

3

36

26

8

60.7

60.0

1 to 99 workers

41

40

2

57.2

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

49

39

55.9

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

43

25

5

59.5

60.0

100 workers or more

30

8

27

21

14

61.8

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

30

40

17

60.6

60.0

    500 workers or more

30

9

24

22

15

62.0

60.0

State government

19

16

42

62.1

60.0

Local government

36

4

23

24

13

60.8

60.0

Geographic areas

             

New England

19

67

80.4

Middle Atlantic

16

3

17

60

4

63.1

67.0

East North Central

48

30

11

58.8

60.0

West North Central

64.2

66.0

South Atlantic

63

20

3

14

57.9

50.0

West South Central

55

61.5

60.0

Mountain

50

31

67.6

60.0

Pacific

20

28

44

57.5

60.0

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.