Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 26. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, State and local government
workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2011

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

1.8

7.2

2.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.8

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

1.7

1.7

    Professional and related

2.0

5.2

1.5

0.0

22.8

0.0

2.0

        Teachers

2.7

4.0

2.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.7

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

3.3

0.4

1.3

1.6

0.0

0.0

3.3

Service

2.7

5.3

2.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.7

    Protective service

2.9

2.9

Sales and office

2.6

5.9

2.5

0.0

0.0

20.2

2.6

    Office and administrative support

2.8

2.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

3.0

3.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

6.7

6.7

Full time

1.7

1.7

Part time

3.7

0.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

12.6

3.7

Union

2.1

8.3

2.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.1

Nonunion

2.4

3.8

1.1

0.0

12.5

0.0

2.4

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

3.5

6.5

0.5

0.0

5.5

0.0

3.5

        Lowest 10 percent

6.1

5.1

1.0

0.5

11.2

0.0

6.1

    Second 25 percent

2.3

7.7

2.8

0.0

2.2

0.0

2.3

    Third 25 percent

1.8

6.9

1.3

0.0

13.3

0.0

1.8

    Highest 25 percent

1.9

9.5

1.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.9

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

1.8

7.4

2.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.8

    Education and health services

2.4

2.4

        Educational services

2.7

1.2

2.9

0.0

5.6

0.0

2.7

            Elementary and secondary schools

3.5

0.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.5

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2.0

0.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.0

        Health care and social assistance

2.6

2.6

    Public administration

1.6

1.6

100 workers or more

1.8

6.2

1.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.8

    100 to 499 workers

3.0

0.2

2.0

0.0

0.0

14.5

3.0

    500 workers or more

2.0

1.1

1.4

0.0

2.2

0.0

2.0

State government

0.9

0.9

Local government

2.4

4.0

0.9

0.0

8.9

0.0

2.4

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

2.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.6

East North Central

7.1

7.1

South Atlantic

1.6

1.6

Pacific

2.9

2.9

1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of the
participating workers receive the same as or more than the benefit shown, and half receive the same as or less than the benefit shown. At the 25th percentile,
one-fourth of the participating workers receive the same or less than the benefit&nb sp;shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.

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: 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.