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 2013

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

12

88

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

10

90

    Professional and related

11

89

        Teachers

9

91

Service

15

85

    Protective service

19

81

Sales and office

14

86

    Office and administrative support

15

85

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

15

85

Production, transportation, and material moving

7

93

Full time

13

87

Part time

8

92

Union

15

85

Nonunion

9

91

Average wage within the following categories:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

10

90

    Second 25 percent

11

89

    Third 25 percent

10

90

    Highest 25 percent:
         Highest 10 percent

17

83

Establishment characteristics

   

Service-providing industries

12

88

    Education and health services

10

90

        Educational services

7

93

            Elementary and secondary schools

6

94

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

6

94

        Healthcare and social assistance

22

78

    Public administration

18

82

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

19

81

    500 workers or more

11

89

State government

14

86

Local government

12

88

Geographic areas

   

New England

100

Middle Atlantic

30

70

East North Central

19

81

West South Central

100

1Surveyed 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. 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/glossary20122013.htm.