Short-term disability plans: employee contribution requirement Data Table

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, private industry workers,  National Compensation
Survey, March 2010

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

20

80

Worker characteristics

 

 

Management, professional, and related

16

84

    Management, business, and financial

14

86

    Professional and related

17

83

Service

35

65

Sales and office

20

80

    Sales and related

23

77

    Office and administrative support

18

82

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

19

81

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

19

81

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

20

80

Production, transportation, and material moving

17

83

    Production

14

86

    Transportation and material moving

21

79

Full time

18

82

Part time

36

64

Union

18

82

Nonunion

20

80

Average wage within the following categories:1

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

36

64

        Lowest 10 percent

52

48

    Second 25 percent

22

78

    Third 25 percent

17

83

    Highest 25 percent

15

85

        Highest 10 percent

14

86

Establishment characteristics

 

 

Goods-producing industries

13

87

    Construction

26

74

    Manufacturing

11

89

Service-providing industries

22

78

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

23

77

        Wholesale trade

17

83

        Retail trade

29

71

        Transportation and warehousing

20

80

        Utilities

9

91

    Information

20

80

    Financial activities

8

92

        Finance and insurance

7

93

            Credit intermediation and related activities

6

94

            Insurance carriers and related activities

6

94

    Professional and business services

15

85

        Professional and technical services

11

89

        Administrative and waste services

26

74

    Education and health services

25

75

        Educational services

24

76

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

12

88

        Health care and social assistance

25

75

    Leisure and hospitality

42

58

        Accommodation and food services

43

57

    Other services

54

46

1 to 99 workers

28

72

    1 to 49 workers

30

70

    50 to 99 workers

23

77

100 workers or more

15

85

    100 to 499 workers

17

83

    500 workers or more

12

88

Geographic areas

 

 

New England

7

93

Middle Atlantic

48

52

East North Central

6

94

West North Central

7

93

South Atlantic

9

91

West South Central

10

90

Mountain

3

97

Pacific

14

86

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.


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/glossary20092010.htm.