Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2012

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

13

87

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

11

89

    Professional and related

11

89

        Teachers

9

91

Service

16

84

    Protective service

19

81

Sales and office

15

85

    Office and administrative support

16

84

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

15

85

Production, transportation, and material moving

8

92

Full time

13

87

Part time

8

92

Union

16

84

Nonunion

9

91

Average wage within the following categories:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

11

89

        Lowest 10 percent

7

93

    Second 25 percent

12

88

    Third 25 percent

12

88

    Highest 25 percent

15

85

        Highest 10 percent

16

84

Establishment characteristics

   

Service-providing industries

13

87

    Education and health services

11

89

        Educational services

8

92

            Elementary and secondary schools

7

93

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

6

94

        Healthcare and social assistance

26

74

            Hospitals

20

80

    Public administration

18

82

     

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

21

79

    500 workers or more

11

89

State government

14

86

Local government

12

88

Geographic areas

   

New England

100

Middle Atlantic

31

69

East North Central

18

82

West South Central

100

Pacific

5

95

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/glossary20112012.htm.