Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and local
government workers, 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

84

9

4

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

84

7

6

    Professional and related

83

6

6

        Teachers

78

4

11

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

74

2

15

Service

2

84

    Protective service

79

Sales and office

84

11

3

    Office and administrative support

83

11

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

88

7

Production, transportation, and material moving

74

Full time

84

8

4

Part time

81

9

Union

5

1

80

8

6

Nonunion

89

9

2

Average wage within the following categories:1

         

    Lowest 25 percent

91

3

3

        Lowest 10 percent

90

    Second 25 percent

3

80

14

    Third 25 percent

85

9

1

    Highest 25 percent

80

7

9

        Highest 10 percent

73

8

16

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

84

9

4

    Education and health services

84

6

7

        Educational services

84

5

7

            Elementary and secondary schools

83

3

8

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

83

13

        Healthcare and social assistance

83

13

            Hospitals

90

10

    Public administration

2

84

12

1 to 99 workers

92

    1 to 49 workers

89

    50 to 99 workers

98

100 workers or more

83

9

4

    100 to 499 workers

84

11

    500 workers or more

3

[2]

82

9

5

State government

81

18

Local government

85

5

6

Geographic areas

         

New England

100

Middle Atlantic

4

83

11

East North Central

3

76

17

West North Central

85

South Atlantic

83

West South Central

91

Mountain

95

Pacific

85

9

4

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.

2Less than 0.5.