Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, State and local government workers,
National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(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

31

7

30

19

13

61.2

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

33

8

28

14

16

61.4

60.0

    Professional and related

33

8

25

15

18

62.4

60.0

        Teachers

39

7

22

10

23

63.2

60.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

45

4

17

10

24

62.5

60.0

Service

31

4

34

24

6

60.2

60.0

    Protective service

36

36

21

6

59.3

60.0

Sales and office

24

8

32

28

8

61.1

60.0

    Office and administrative support

24

8

32

27

9

61.2

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

28

34

63.5

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

36

27

60.2

60.0

Full time

30

6

32

19

13

61.5

60.0

Part time

46

17

21

57.7

55.0

Union

21

7

36

26

11

61.7

60.0

Nonunion

43

6

25

11

15

60.6

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:1

               

    Lowest 25 percent

37

5

31

16

12

60.2

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

42

5

28

14

60.1

60.0

    Second 25 percent

32

9

30

20

10

60.4

60.0

    Third 25 percent

31

4

34

22

10

60.4

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

27

9

27

18

19

63.2

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

29

12

25

15

19

62.2

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Service-providing industries

31

7

30

19

13

61.2

60.0

    Education and health services

34

10

25

13

18

62.1

60.0

        Educational services

38

10

21

11

20

62.4

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

41

5

23

12

18

61.0

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

21

29

8

67.7

60.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

17

9

45

24

60.8

60.0

            Hospitals

18

15

48

60.2

60.0

    Public administration

28

33

30

6

60.4

60.0

1 to 99 workers

39

43

57.2

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

54

33

55.5

50.0

    50 to 99 workers

60

60.0

60.0

100 workers or more

30

8

29

19

15

61.7

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

30

41

17

60.3

60.0

    500 workers or more

30

9

26

20

16

62.1

60.0

State government

19

15

41

62.6

60.0

Local government

36

3

26

21

13

60.7

60.0

Geographic areas

               

Middle Atlantic

21

3

22

50

4

61.8

67.0

East North Central

46

27

59.2

60.0

South Atlantic

59

22

3

16

59.0

50.0

West South Central

56

63.3

60.0

Mountain

46

66.7

60.0

Pacific

22

29

44

57.0

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/glossary20112012.htm.