Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2011

(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Fixed percent of annual earnings

Mean fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Median
fixed
percent of
annual
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

2

33

26

15

63.4

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

20

3

34

22

20

64.7

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

20

38

16

24

64.9

60.0

    Professional and related

1

21

3

32

25

19

64.6

60.0

        Registered nurses

2

18

3

49

20

8

60.4

60.0

Service

1

35

2

27

29

5

59.4

60.0

    Protective service

36

1

37

7

59.8

60.0

Sales and office

1

21

2

34

26

16

63.6

60.0

    Sales and related

21

37

25

15

63.4

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

21

2

33

27

16

63.7

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

22

33

33

10

62.2

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

20

30

37

8

61.7

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

23

34

30

12

62.5

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

1

18

1

36

27

16

64.5

60.0

    Production

2

17

1

40

27

12

62.0

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

18

32

28

21

67.3

60.0

Full time

1

20

2

35

25

16

63.7

60.0

Part time

39

17

33

8

60.7

60.0

Union

1

21

5

25

34

13

63.4

60.0

Nonunion

1

23

1

35

24

16

63.4

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:2

               

    Lowest 25 percent

33

26

31

7

60.3

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

46

17

33

3

58.4

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

21

2

37

27

12

62.6

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

21

2

37

24

15

63.2

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

20

2

31

24

23

65.7

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

19

30

23

25

66.6

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

2

15

1

38

26

18

64.4

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

24

2

32

26

15

63.2

60.0

    Education and health services

1

27

5

32

22

13

61.9

60.0

        Educational services

33

8

22

13

24

64.6

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

42

4

21

15

18

61.2

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

23

15

20

9

33

69.3

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

2

24

2

37

27

7

60.2

60.0

            Hospitals

2

20

3

46

21

8

60.2

60.0

    Public administration

26

4

36

28

7

60.7

60.0

1 to 99 workers

1

27

1

30

31

11

62.1

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

27

28

33

10

62.0

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

1

27

33

26

13

62.1

60.0

100 workers or more

1

20

3

35

23

18

64.2

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

2

16

1

39

26

17

64.3

60.0

    500 workers or more

1

24

4

32

20

19

64.1

60.0

Geographic areas

               

Middle Atlantic

38

10

44

6

60.9

66.0

East North Central

1

13

1

46

21

19

64.6

60.0

West North Central

8

40

22

27

66.5

60.0

South Atlantic

21

48

11

19

63.7

60.0

East South Central

50

5

63.0

60.0

West South Central

9

51

16

22

66.0

60.0

Mountain

7

49

15

24

66.1

60.0

Pacific

12

35

23

16

64.0

60.0

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note
for further explanation.

2The 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, 2010." 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/glossary20102011.htm.