Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of earnings Standard Errors

Table 25. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of earnings, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2009

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

2.5

0.6

2.4

1.5

1.6

0.6

0.0

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

2.6

0.9

2.8

1.4

1.9

0.7

0.0

    Professional and related

2.7

0.9

2.6

1.7

2.3

0.8

0.0

        Teachers

3.5

0.8

2.7

2.1

2.9

1.2

0.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

4.9

1.2

2.9

2.7

3.6

1.3

2.9

        Registered nurses

5.7

8.2

1.1

0.7

Service

3.4

0.7

3.5

2.7

1.5

0.7

0.0

    Protective service

6.0

6.0

4.5

2.9

1.2

0.0

Sales and office

3.7

1.5

4.0

3.2

1.9

0.7

0.0

    Office and administrative support

3.8

1.6

3.8

2.7

1.9

0.7

0.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

6.6

5.1

2.4

0.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

6.7

7.4

4.9

1.3

0.0

Full time

2.6

0.5

2.5

1.5

1.6

0.6

0.0

Part time

5.9

3.4

3.5

1.2

1.9

Union

1.9

0.9

3.3

2.6

2.0

0.5

0.0

Nonunion

4.0

0.9

3.4

1.4

2.7

1.1

4.5

Wage percentiles:1

             

    Lowest 10 percent

6.1

2.4

5.7

1.7

3.9

    Lowest 25 percent

4.9

1.0

4.4

3.2

3.6

1.5

0.0

    Second 25 percent

3.9

0.8

3.9

2.1

1.7

0.8

0.0

    Third 25 percent

3.5

0.7

3.3

2.0

1.6

0.6

0.0

    Highest 25 percent

1.7

1.3

2.1

1.7

2.1

0.6

0.0

    Highest 10 percent

2.3

1.6

2.4

2.1

2.5

0.9

2.9

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

2.6

0.6

2.4

1.5

1.6

0.6

0.0

    Education and health services

3.3

1.0

2.2

1.8

2.6

1.1

0.0

        Educational services

3.6

1.0

2.0

1.9

3.1

1.3

2.4

            Elementary and secondary schools

4.0

0.8

2.3

2.4

2.8

1.0

1.5

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

5.0

3.9

3.5

4.0

3.4

        Health care and social assistance

3.2

5.4

4.9

0.6

0.0

            Hospitals

6.4

6.5

0.8

0.0

    Public administration

3.6

0.7

4.4

2.9

1.7

0.7

0.0

1 to 99 workers

9.0

6.6

0.9

1.3

0.0

    1 to 49 workers

10.6

8.3

1.7

11.3

    50 to 99 workers

10.5

7.5

2.3

1.5

0.0

100 workers or more

2.3

0.7

2.6

1.4

1.8

0.7

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

4.7

6.5

3.5

1.1

0.0

    500 workers or more

2.4

0.7

2.2

1.2

2.0

0.8

0.0

State government

2.9

1.9

5.7

1.6

0.0

Local government

2.9

0.5

1.9

1.9

1.6

0.6

0.0

Geographic areas

             

New England

3.1

10.3

6.5

Middle Atlantic

3.6

0.7

1.7

4.3

1.1

0.7

0.0

East North Central

7.3

6.1

3.2

1.3

11.0

West North Central

2.6

6.1

South Atlantic

5.3

3.9

1.2

2.1

1.1

0.0

West South Central

10.0

2.3

0.0

Mountain

7.5

8.8

1.7

6.4

Pacific

2.9

3.6

6.2

0.5

2.0

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: 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.