Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2013

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

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

93

12

21

26

26

26

7

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

91

12

18

26

26

26

9

    Management, business, and financial

92

12

26

26

26

8

    Professional and related

91

12

18

26

26

26

9

Service

97

13

26

26

26

3

Sales and office

94

12

18

26

26

26

6

    Sales and related

91

12

13

26

26

26

9

    Office and administrative support

94

12

20

26

26

26

6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

90

13

24

26

26

36

10

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

89

13

24

26

26

11

Production, transportation, and material moving

93

13

25

26

26

26

7

    Production

92

13

26

26

26

8

    Transportation and material moving

93

13

26

26

26

26

7

Full time

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

Part time

96

26

26

26

52

4

Union

90

13

26

26

26

52

10

Nonunion

93

12

18

26

26

26

7

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

96

12

26

26

26

4

        Lowest 10 percent

98

24

26

26

52

2

    Second 25 percent

94

12

18

26

26

26

6

    Third 25 percent

94

12

18

26

26

26

6

    Highest 25 percent

89

12

22

26

26

26

11

        Highest 10 percent

89

12

21

26

26

26

11

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

92

13

24

26

26

26

8

    Manufacturing

92

13

25

26

26

26

8

Service-providing industries

93

12

20

26

26

26

7

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

92

12

21

26

26

26

8

        Wholesale trade

93

12

26

26

26

7

        Retail trade

89

11

13

26

26

26

11

        Transportation and warehousing

97

21

26

26

26

26

3

        Utilities

95

24

26

26

36

5

    Information

82

13

25

26

26

52

18

    Financial activities

92

12

21

26

26

26

8

        Finance and insurance

92

13

25

26

26

26

8

            Credit intermediation and related activities

92

13

25

26

26

26

8

            Insurance carriers and related activities

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

    Professional and business services

92

12

13

26

26

26

8

        Professional and technical services

94

12

13

25

26

26

6

    Education and health services

95

12

18

26

26

26

5

        Educational services

94

13

22

26

26

26

6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

93

13

26

26

26

26

7

        Healthcare and social assistance

95

12

18

26

26

26

5

        Accommodation and food services

100

26

26

52

1 to 99 workers

94

12

18

26

26

26

6

    1 to 49 workers

94

12

20

26

26

26

6

    50 to 99 workers

93

12

13

26

26

26

7

100 workers or more

92

12

22

26

26

26

8

    100 to 499 workers

94

12

13

26

26

26

6

    500 workers or more

89

13

25

26

26

26

11

Geographic areas

             

New England

90

12

13

26

26

26

10

Middle Atlantic

94

26

26

26

26

6

East North Central

90

13

18

26

26

26

10

South Atlantic

95

12

13

26

26

26

5

East South Central

94

11

12

26

26

6

West South Central

93

12

26

26

26

7

Mountain

89

12

13

26

26

26

11

Pacific

95

12

26

26

5

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."