Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, State and local government workers,
National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

With
maximum
benefit
amount

Maximum weekly benefit amount1

With no
maximum
benefit
amount

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

72

$170

$625

$831

$1,662

28

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

74

185

$500

692

831

2,000

26

    Professional and related

73

170

500

692

831

1,662

27

        Teachers

75

185

546

692

831

25

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

72

513

692

831

28

Service

69

135

200

500

692

1,500

31

    Protective service

62

135

200

500

692

38

Sales and office

74

185

200

572

1,662

26

    Office and administrative support

74

185

200

572

850

1,662

26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

66

135

584

692

1,500

34

Production, transportation, and material moving

58

170

692

1,000

1,500

42

Full time

72

170

692

831

1,662

28

Part time

65

185

200

476

700

35

Union

80

135

200

513

831

1,662

20

Nonunion

62

450

625

692

987

2,000

38

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

68

185

692

750

1,500

32

        Lowest 10 percent

58

500

692

42

    Second 25 percent

72

170

200

572

692

1,500

28

    Third 25 percent

75

170

692

961

1,662

25

    Highest 25 percent:
         Highest 10 percent

73

185

572

831

831

27

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

71

170

625

831

1,662

29

    Education and health services

71

185

500

692

831

1,662

29

        Educational services

73

185

500

692

831

27

            Elementary and secondary schools

71

500

692

831

29

        Healthcare and social assistance

63

135

2,000

37

            Hospitals

64

170

987

1,500

2,000

36

    Public administration

72

135

200

584

1,662

28

1 to 99 workers

69

462

692

31

    50 to 99 workers

60

135

1,662

40

100 workers or more

72

170

200

600

831

1,662

28

    100 to 499 workers

63

170

692

2,307

37

    500 workers or more

74

170

200

600

831

1,500

26

State government

80

135

185

584

692

1,662

20

Local government

68

200

450

692

850

32

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

86

170

200

546

831

831

14

East North Central

25

500

600

1,000

2,000

75

South Atlantic

79

500

692

692

692

2,000

21

Pacific

81

135

135

1,662

19

1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within
each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of
the participating workers receive the same as or more than the benefit shown,
and half receive the same as or less than the benefit shown. At the 25th
percentile, one-fourth of the participating workers re ceive the same or less
than the benefit shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.


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.

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."