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

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2010

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

3

1

84

8

4

Worker characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

Management, professional, and related

83

8

6

    Professional and related

82

7

7

        Teachers

74

6

12

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

79

5

4

Service

3

86

9

    Protective service

82

Sales and office

85

10

3

    Office and administrative support

84

10

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

86

11

Production, transportation, and material moving

77

Full time

3

1

84

9

4

Part time

4

83

8

Union

5

1

79

9

6

Nonunion

89

8

2

Average wage within the following categories:1

 

 

 

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

90

5

3

        Lowest 10 percent

89

    Second 25 percent

3

81

13

    Third 25 percent

86

7

1

    Highest 25 percent

2

1

79

8

9

Establishment characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

Service-providing industries

3

1

84

8

4

    Education and health services

82

6

7

        Educational services

4

1

82

6

7

            Elementary and secondary schools

81

4

9

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

84

12

        Health care and social assistance

86

10

            Hospitals

92

7

    Public administration

2

86

11

1 to 99 workers

89

    1 to 49 workers

85

    50 to 99 workers

97

100 workers or more

3

1

83

9

4

    100 to 499 workers

3

85

10

    500 workers or more

3

[2]

83

9

5

State government

83

16

Local government

4

1

84

5

6

Geographic areas

 

 

 

 

 

New England

88

Middle Atlantic

3

1

83

1

12

East North Central

3

77

16

South Atlantic

83

13

West South Central

88

Mountain

96

Pacific

85

8

4

Footnotes:

1The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with earnings both
above and below the threshold. The average wages are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey:
Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2009." 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/glossary20092010.htm.