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

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of earnings, private industry 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

Less than
50 percent

50 percent

51 to 59
percent

60 percent

61 to 69
percent

Greater
than 69
percent

All workers

1

22

1

33

26

18

64.4

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

15

1

33

25

25

67.6

65.0

    Management, business, and financial

16

1

35

21

28

67.1

60.0

    Professional and related

1

15

1

32

27

24

67.8

65.0

Service

38

2

26

26

7

59.6

60.0

    Protective service

43

5

61.6

60.0

Sales and office

[1]

21

1

32

25

20

64.8

60.0

    Sales and related

23

1

30

24

22

65.1

60.0

    Office and administrative support

[1]

21

1

33

26

18

64.6

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

3

23

31

34

9

61.6

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

5

16

27

45

7

62.0

66.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1

28

33

27

10

61.4

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

2

19

1

39

25

14

63.6

60.0

    Production

2

17

1

42

25

13

62.5

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

1

21

1

36

25

16

65.0

60.0

Full time

1

20

1

35

25

18

64.6

60.0

Part time

38

15

33

13

62.2

60.0

Union

2

25

2

19

36

17

64.7

66.0

Nonunion

1

21

1

35

25

18

64.3

60.0

Wage percentiles:2

               

    Lowest 10 percent

50

20

24

6

58.0

60.0

    Lowest 25 percent

36

25

29

9

60.4

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

23

1

38

25

13

62.6

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

18

1

35

26

17

64.7

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

17

1

30

25

26

67.4

65.0

    Highest 10 percent

1

16

1

28

25

30

68.8

66.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

3

13

[1]

39

27

18

65.1

60.0

    Construction

18

21

50

9

63.2

67.0

    Manufacturing

3

12

[1]

41

24

19

65.4

60.0

Service-providing industries

[1]

24

1

31

26

18

64.2

60.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

23

1

30

26

21

65.5

60.0

        Wholesale trade

16

39

29

14

64.1

60.0

        Retail trade

25

27

28

19

64.4

60.0

        Transportation and warehousing

25

27

18

29

68.8

60.0

        Utilities

24

28

35

70.6

67.0

    Information

22

26

30

22

65.0

66.0

    Financial activities

15

2

31

21

31

68.8

66.0

        Finance and insurance

12

3

28

23

34

70.3

66.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

16

2

27

26

28

69.5

66.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

8

34

20

35

69.6

66.0

        Real estate and rental and leasing

39

62.9

60.0

    Professional and business services

15

38

27

19

65.8

60.0

        Professional and technical services

12

40

26

22

67.4

60.0

        Administrative and waste services

22

33

37

61.6

60.0

    Education and health services

1

23

2

30

29

14

62.9

60.0

        Educational services

17

2

17

19

45

74.5

67.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

19

22

6

51

76.2

70.0

        Health care and social assistance

1

25

2

33

31

8

60.6

60.0

    Leisure and hospitality

49

28

3

56.9

58.0

        Accommodation and food services

52

24

3

56.6

50.0

    Other services

54

7

57.5

50.0

1 to 99 workers

1

25

1

30

31

12

62.6

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

26

1

29

32

11

62.6

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

25

32

28

15

62.6

60.0

100 workers or more

1

19

1

35

23

21

65.6

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

2

15

38

25

20

65.3

60.0

    500 workers or more

1

23

2

31

20

23

65.9

60.0

Geographic areas

               

New England

14

44

14

27

65.8

60.0

Middle Atlantic

40

1

9

43

7

61.5

66.0

East North Central

1

9

44

21

25

66.1

60.0

West North Central

9

47

17

26

66.7

60.0

South Atlantic

2

10

55

12

21

65.9

60.0

East South Central

48

4

60.2

60.0

West South Central

7

1

50

20

22

66.9

60.0

Mountain

10

47

13

29

67.8

60.0

Pacific

13

7

26

32

22

66.9

65.0

Footnotes:

1Less than 0.5 percent.

2The 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.