Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, civilian workers,1
National Compensation Survey, March 2012

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

6

2

69

21

2

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

2

1

66

29

2

    Management, business, and financial

2

61

35

    Professional and related

1

1

70

25

3

        Teachers

80

7

8

        Registered nurses

82

13

4

Service

5

1

85

8

1

    Protective service

1

80

16

Sales and office

3

1

69

26

2

    Sales and related

4

70

25

    Office and administrative support

3

1

68

26

2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

14

6

64

15

1

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

21

8

64

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

10

65

20

Production, transportation, and material moving

18

4

66

11

1

    Production

19

6

62

12

2

    Transportation and material moving

17

2

71

9

1

Full time

7

2

67

22

2

Part time

4

[2]

83

12

1

Union

18

6

60

13

3

Nonunion

4

1

71

23

1

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

6

82

9

        Lowest 10 percent

2

93

6

    Second 25 percent

8

1

73

17

2

    Third 25 percent

8

2

68

21

2

    Highest 25 percent

4

2

63

29

2

        Highest 10 percent

2

1

62

32

3

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

17

5

59

17

2

Service-providing industries

4

1

71

22

2

    Education and health services

4

1

81

10

4

        Educational services

82

8

5

            Elementary and secondary schools

84

3

8

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1

79

18

        Healthcare and social assistance

4

1

81

11

4

            Hospitals

81

15

4

    Public administration

2

84

12

1 to 99 workers

6

1

76

16

1

    1 to 49 workers

6

1

76

16

1

    50 to 99 workers

7

75

16

100 workers or more

6

2

65

24

2

    100 to 499 workers

8

1

69

20

1

    500 workers or more

5

3

62

27

3

Geographic areas

         

Middle Atlantic

4

[2]

85

9

2

East North Central

11

4

60

24

1

South Atlantic

7

1

65

26

[2]

East South Central

8

67

22

West South Central

7

56

33

Mountain

5

69

24

Pacific

4

1

66

23

6

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.

3The 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.

2Less than 0.5.


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/glossary20112012.htm.