Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, State and local government workers,
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

30

8

31

18

12

61.0

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

33

10

29

13

15

61.0

60.0

    Professional and related

33

11

26

14

17

61.8

60.0

        Teachers

40

8

21

9

21

62.5

60.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

47

4

16

10

23

61.9

58.0

Service

30

5

34

24

7

60.5

60.0

    Protective service

33

38

20

8

60.2

60.0

Sales and office

23

7

36

26

8

61.0

60.0

    Office and administrative support

22

8

36

25

9

61.1

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

31

31

62.9

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

35

29

60.3

60.0

Full time

29

7

33

18

13

61.3

60.0

Part time

44

20

9

23

57.7

55.0

Union

20

8

37

25

11

61.8

60.0

Nonunion

42

7

26

11

14

60.1

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:1

               

    Lowest 25 percent

35

5

33

16

11

60.2

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

42

4

31

12

59.4

60.0

    Second 25 percent

29

8

34

20

8

60.4

60.0

    Third 25 percent

32

6

32

19

10

60.2

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

27

11

27

17

19

62.9

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Service-providing industries

30

8

31

18

12

61.1

60.0

    Education and health services

34

12

26

13

16

61.6

60.0

        Educational services

38

12

21

11

19

61.8

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

44

5

23

12

17

60.4

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

22

32

8

65.8

58.0

        Health care and social assistance

17

45

22

60.5

60.0

            Hospitals

19

43

60.0

60.0

    Public administration

26

4

36

28

7

60.7

60.0

1 to 99 workers

40

41

2

57.2

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

51

39

55.6

50.0

    50 to 99 workers

46

27

5

60.0

60.0

100 workers or more

29

9

30

18

14

61.6

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

29

42

14

13

61.1

60.0

    500 workers or more

29

11

27

19

14

61.7

60.0

State government

19

17

42

10

61.9

60.0

Local government

35

4

27

21

13

60.7

60.0

Geographic areas

               

New England

59

78.0

70.0

Middle Atlantic

20

3

22

50

4

61.9

67.0

East North Central

46

30

59.2

60.0

South Atlantic

61

21

3

15

58.4

50.0

West South Central

60

62.6

60.0

Mountain

52

19

66.2

60.0

Pacific

20

30

43

57.3

58.0

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.