Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March
2013

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

18

82

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

13

87

    Management, business, and financial

10

90

    Professional and related

14

86

        Teachers

13

87

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

11

89

        Registered nurses

16

84

Service

36

64

    Protective service

21

79

Sales and office

19

81

    Sales and related

24

76

    Office and administrative support

17

83

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

15

85

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

15

85

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

14

86

Production, transportation, and material moving

17

83

    Production

14

86

    Transportation and material moving

21

79

Full time

16

84

Part time

37

63

Union

17

83

Nonunion

18

82

Average wage within the following categories:2

   

    Lowest 25 percent

40

60

        Lowest 10 percent

51

49

    Second 25 percent

18

82

    Third 25 percent

15

85

    Highest 25 percent

12

88

        Highest 10 percent

12

88

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

12

88

Service-providing industries

20

80

    Education and health services

21

79

        Educational services

9

91

            Elementary and secondary schools

7

93

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

9

91

        Healthcare and social assistance

28

72

            Hospitals

19

81

    Public administration

18

82

1 to 99 workers

26

74

    1 to 49 workers

29

71

    50 to 99 workers

20

80

100 workers or more

14

86

    100 to 499 workers

16

84

    500 workers or more

11

89

Geographic areas

   

New England

4

96

Middle Atlantic

47

53

East North Central

7

93

South Atlantic

7

93

East South Central

8

92

West South Central

5

95

Mountain

5

95

Pacific

13

87

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.

2Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the
occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold.  The categories
were formed using percentile estimates generated using data from the National Compensation Survey
publication, "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation - March 2013."


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of major plans,
key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20122013.htm.