Long-term disability plans: fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 31. Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, State and local government
workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers with a fixed percent of annual earnings long-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
60 percent

60 percent

61 to 66
percent

67 percent

Greater
than 67
percent

All workers

17

41

23

60.9

60.0

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

15

38

26

61.3

60.0

    Professional and related

15

36

27

61.4

60.0

        Teachers

33

28

15

61.9

62.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

15

31

28

18

8

62.0

62.0

Service

21

45

19

10

6

60.6

60.0

    Protective service

19

48

19

60.7

60.0

Sales and office

19

46

18

60.2

60.0

    Office and administrative support

19

44

18

60.2

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

19

45

22

60.2

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

21

55

60.1

60.0

Full time

16

42

24

61.0

60.0

Part time

37

22

16

59.7

60.0

Union

21

40

16

61.2

60.0

Nonunion

14

43

30

60.7

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:1

             

    Lowest 25 percent

17

42

25

12

4

60.7

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

19

42

24

60.0

60.0

    Second 25 percent

19

41

22

60.7

60.0

    Third 25 percent

15

42

25

61.3

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

18

40

20

60.9

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

21

40

19

59.5

60.0

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

17

41

23

61.0

60.0

    Education and health services

17

38

24

61.2

60.0

        Educational services

15

35

27

61.7

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

16

31

29

16

7

61.9

62.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

13

46

20

61.3

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

23

56

58.0

60.0

            Hospitals

26

53

57.8

60.0

    Public administration

19

46

22

11

2

60.3

60.0

1 to 99 workers

39

23

16

62.0

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

35

61.9

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

43

10

62.2

60.0

100 workers or more

17

42

23

60.8

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

22

43

16

14

5

60.1

60.0

    500 workers or more

16

41

26

61.0

60.0

State government

11

46

25

61.6

60.0

Local government

19

40

22

14

5

60.7

60.0

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

13

57

20

60.9

60.0

East North Central

49

19

14

57.7

60.0

West North Central

46

62.5

60.0

South Atlantic

7

37

53

61.4

62.0

East South Central

60

12

58.9

60.0

West South Central

78

59.2

60.0

Mountain

38

21

36

63.6

66.0

Pacific

14

47

25

61.2

60.0

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, 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.