Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March
2012

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

19

81

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

12

88

    Management, business, and financial

10

90

    Professional and related

14

86

        Teachers

14

86

Service

36

64

    Protective service

19

81

Sales and office

19

81

    Sales and related

23

77

    Office and administrative support

18

82

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

18

82

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

18

82

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

18

82

Production, transportation, and material moving

19

81

    Production

13

87

    Transportation and material moving

25

75

Full time

16

84

Part time

42

58

Union

20

80

Nonunion

18

82

Average wage within the following categories:2

   

    Lowest 25 percent

41

59

        Lowest 10 percent

49

51

    Second 25 percent

19

81

    Third 25 percent

16

84

    Highest 25 percent

13

87

        Highest 10 percent

13

87

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

11

89

Service-providing industries

21

79

    Education and health services

21

79

        Educational services

12

88

            Elementary and secondary schools

8

92

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

10

90

        Healthcare and social assistance

27

73

            Hospitals

20

80

    Public administration

18

82

1 to 99 workers

28

72

    1 to 49 workers

32

68

    50 to 99 workers

21

79

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

14

86

    500 workers or more

12

88

Geographic areas

   

Middle Atlantic

48

52

East North Central

6

94

South Atlantic

7

93

East South Central

8

92

West South Central

6

94

Mountain

4

96

Pacific

15

85

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.


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/glossary20112012.htm.

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.