Short-term disability plans: method of benefit payment Data Table

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2009

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
earnings

Percent
varies by
earnings

Other

All workers

7

2

66

22

2

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

1

1

63

32

3

    Management, business, and financial

1

1

58

39

1

    Professional and related

1

1

66

29

3

Service

4

2

84

7

3

    Protective service

2

88

8

Sales and office

4

1

66

27

3

    Sales and related

4

1

67

26

2

    Office and administrative support

3

1

65

28

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

17

6

58

16

2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

24

8

59

7

2

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

13

5

58

22

3

Production, transportation, and material moving

18

6

65

10

1

    Production

20

7

62

10

1

    Transportation and material moving

16

4

70

10

Full time

8

3

65

22

2

Part time

3

1

78

16

3

Union

21

9

51

17

2

Nonunion

5

1

69

23

2

Wage percentiles:1

         

    Lowest 10 percent

3

89

6

    Lowest 25 percent

7

1

81

10

1

    Second 25 percent

10

2

71

15

2

    Third 25 percent

9

2

66

20

2

    Highest 25 percent

4

3

59

31

3

    Highest 10 percent

3

1

57

37

2

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

19

6

58

15

1

    Construction

25

5

64

5

1

    Manufacturing

19

7

57

16

1

Service-providing industries

3

1

69

24

3

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

8

3

68

19

2

        Wholesale trade

7

6

61

23

3

        Retail trade

6

1

71

20

1

        Transportation and warehousing

12

77

10

        Utilities

8

50

33

    Information

37

56

7

    Financial activities

1

[2]

49

49

[2]

        Finance and insurance

1

[2]

45

54

[2]

            Credit intermediation and related activities

1

36

62

            Insurance carriers and related activities

1

55

44

        Real estate and rental and leasing

75

21

    Professional and business services

[2]

77

21

        Professional and technical services

78

21

        Administrative and waste services

88

8

    Education and health services

1

1

76

14

7

        Educational services

2

81

16

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2

71

25

        Health care and social assistance

1

1

75

14

8

    Leisure and hospitality

5

89

        Accommodation and food services

6

91

    Other services

86

1 to 99 workers

7

1

74

16

1

    1 to 49 workers

7

2

73

17

1

    50 to 99 workers

9

1

76

13

2

100 workers or more

7

3

62

25

3

    100 to 499 workers

9

2

66

21

2

    500 workers or more

5

4

58

29

4

Geographic areas

         

New England

5

1

68

24

1

Middle Atlantic

4

1

82

13

1

East North Central

14

5

55

24

2

West North Central

11

3

65

19

3

South Atlantic

8

3

62

26

2

East South Central

4

79

9

West South Central

7

53

33

Mountain

6

59

28

Pacific

2

2

58

31

6

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.

2Less than 0.5 percent.

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.