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 2013

(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

3

86

9

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

87

8

2

    Professional and related

87

7

2

        Teachers

85

5

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

85

4

Service

2

85

10

    Protective service

81

Sales and office

1

86

11

    Office and administrative support

1

85

11

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

87

8

Production, transportation, and material moving

19

72

Full time

3

86

9

Part time

83

8

Union

5

1

83

9

2

Nonunion

89

8

2

Average wage within the following categories:1

         

    Lowest 25 percent

89

6

3

        Lowest 10 percent

90

3

    Second 25 percent

3

83

11

    Third 25 percent

85

9

    Highest 25 percent:
         Highest 10 percent

87

6

3

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

3

86

9

    Education and health services

87

7

2

        Educational services

88

5

2

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

4

2

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

84

12

        Healthcare and social assistance

83

13

            Hospitals

89

11

    Public administration

2

84

12

1 to 99 workers

88

5

    1 to 49 workers

88

    50 to 99 workers

89

100 workers or more

3

86

9

    100 to 499 workers

86

10

    500 workers or more

3

[2]

85

9

2

State government

81

17

Local government

4

88

5

Geographic areas

         

New England

89

Middle Atlantic

4

91

2

East North Central

3

74

19

West North Central

85

South Atlantic

84

West South Central

92

Mountain

90

Pacific

86

8

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& nbsp;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.

2Less than 0.5.