Short-term disability plans: duration of benefits Data Table

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, private industry 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

89

13

24

26

26

26

11

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

87

13

24

26

26

26

13

    Management, business, and financial

87

13

21

26

26

26

13

    Professional and related

88

12

24

26

26

26

12

Service

95

13

26

26

26

26

5

    Protective service

94

12

12

26

26

26

6

Sales and office

88

13

21

26

26

26

12

    Sales and related

86

13

21

26

26

26

14

    Office and administrative support

89

13

21

26

26

26

11

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

87

13

26

26

26

26

13

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

94

13

26

26

26

26

6

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

82

13

26

26

26

26

18

Production, transportation, and material moving

90

13

26

26

26

26

10

    Production

89

13

26

26

26

26

11

    Transportation and material moving

92

13

26

26

26

26

8

Full time

88

13

24

26

26

26

12

Part time

93

13

26

26

26

26

7

Union

85

13

26

26

26

52

15

Nonunion

90

13

24

26

26

26

10

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

90

13

26

26

26

26

10

    Construction

95

13

26

26

26

26

5

    Manufacturing

90

13

26

26

26

26

10

Service-providing industries

89

13

24

26

26

26

11

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

86

13

21

26

26

26

14

        Wholesale trade

88

12

24

26

26

26

12

        Retail trade

81

13

20

26

26

26

19

        Utilities

71

13

25

26

26

26

29

    Information

66

12

21

26

26

52

34

    Financial activities

85

13

20

26

26

26

15

        Finance and insurance

84

13

20

26

26

26

16

            Credit intermediation and related activities

82

13

20

25

26

26

18

            Insurance carriers and related activities

87

12

13

26

26

26

13

        Real estate and rental and leasing

91

12

13

26

26

26

9

    Professional and business services

93

12

22

26

26

26

7

        Professional and technical services

94

12

16

26

26

26

6

        Administrative and waste services

96

12

20

26

26

26

4

    Education and health services

93

13

24

26

26

26

7

      Educational services:
         Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

91

12

24

26

26

26

9

        Health care and social assistance

94

13

24

26

26

26

6

1 to 99 workers

92

13

25

26

26

26

8

    1 to 49 workers

92

13

25

26

26

26

8

    50 to 99 workers

92

13

22

26

26

26

8

100 workers or more

87

13

24

26

26

26

13

    100 to 499 workers

88

13

21

26

26

26

12

    500 workers or more

87

13

26

26

26

26

13

Geographic areas

             

New England

91

13

24

26

26

26

9

Middle Atlantic

94

25

26

26

26

26

6

East North Central

85

13

20

26

26

26

15

West North Central

86

12

13

26

26

26

14

South Atlantic

91

12

16

26

26

26

9

West South Central

82

13

21

26

26

26

18

Mountain

83

12

13

26

26

26

17

Pacific

86

13

25

26

26

26

14

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.