Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, private industry
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

7

2

67

23

1

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

1

1

64

32

2

    Management, business, and financial

2

59

37

    Professional and related

1

1

67

29

2

Service

5

1

85

8

1

    Protective service

80

Sales and office

3

1

68

27

1

    Sales and related

4

70

25

    Office and administrative support

3

1

67

28

2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

15

7

62

15

1

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

23

9

61

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

10

64

20

Production, transportation, and material moving

18

4

65

11

1

    Production

18

6

62

12

2

    Transportation and material moving

17

70

9

Full time

7

2

66

24

2

Part time

4

[1]

83

12

1

Union

23

53

15

Nonunion

4

1

70

24

1

Average wage within the following categories:2

         

    Lowest 25 percent

6

83

9

        Lowest 10 percent

2

93

5

    Second 25 percent

8

2

71

18

2

    Third 25 percent

9

2

67

21

1

    Highest 25 percent

4

3

60

31

2

        Highest 10 percent

2

1

60

35

2

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

17

5

59

17

2

    Construction

24

66

5

    Manufacturing

16

6

58

18

2

Service-providing industries

4

1

70

24

1

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

8

1

72

17

1

        Wholesale trade

7

70

19

        Utilities

50

46

    Information

43

52

4

    Financial activities

51

48

        Finance and insurance

45

54

            Credit intermediation and related activities

32

67

            Insurance carriers and related activities

57

43

        Real estate and rental and leasing

88

    Professional and business services

69

29

        Professional and technical services

72

28

        Administrative and waste services

78

    Education and health services

4

1

80

11

3

        Educational services

4

80

15

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

77

21

        Healthcare and social assistance

4

1

81

11

4

    Leisure and hospitality

3

90

        Accommodation and food services

4

90

    Other services

5

91

1 to 99 workers

6

1

75

17

1

    1 to 49 workers

6

76

17

    50 to 99 workers

7

74

17

100 workers or more

7

2

62

26

2

    100 to 499 workers

9

1

68

21

1

    500 workers or more

5

3

57

32

3

Geographic areas

         

Middle Atlantic

4

85

10

East North Central

12

4

58

25

1

South Atlantic

7

2

63

28

[1]

East South Central

8

66

23

West South Central

7

53

35

Mountain

6

66

27

Pacific

4

1

62

26

7

1Less 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.

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.