Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2013

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

Characteristics

Fixed percent of annual earnings

Mean fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Median
fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Less than
50 percent

50 percent

51 to 59
percent

60 percent

61 to 69
percent

Greater
than 69
percent

All workers

1

18

1

40

27

13

63.0

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

16

1

41

22

18

64.3

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

14

41

22

21

65.3

60.0

    Professional and related

1

17

1

42

23

17

63.7

60.0

Service

26

33

34

4

60.2

60.0

Sales and office

1

19

1

36

28

14

62.9

60.0

    Sales and related

1

16

2

39

29

13

63.0

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

20

1

35

27

15

62.9

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

15

46

28

8

62.2

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

10

41

36

64.2

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

18

48

24

7

61.1

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

14

44

26

14

63.3

60.0

    Production

13

43

27

14

62.6

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

15

45

26

13

64.0

60.0

Full time

1

17

1

41

26

15

63.2

60.0

Part time

23

34

36

5

61.5

60.0

Union

1

17

3

31

37

11

62.2

60.0

Nonunion

1

18

1

41

25

14

63.1

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:1

               

    Lowest 25 percent

22

33

37

4

60.8

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

23

30

43

2

61.0

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

17

1

41

28

12

62.7

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

18

1

41

24

15

63.0

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

15

1

41

24

18

64.3

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

1

16

1

38

23

21

65.4

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

1

12

1

44

25

17

63.9

60.0

    Construction

14

41

39

3

61.7

60.0

    Manufacturing

11

44

23

20

64.4

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

19

1

39

27

13

62.8

60.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

16

40

26

16

64.4

60.0

        Wholesale trade

15

41

28

16

64.5

60.0

        Retail trade

17

37

29

15

63.8

60.0

        Transportation and warehousing

19

49

18

15

63.9

60.0

        Utilities

61

82.3

86.0

    Information

20

36

27

17

63.0

60.0

    Financial activities

20

29

25

25

65.3

60.0

        Finance and insurance

16

25

28

29

67.2

66.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

22

22

37

17

64.2

66.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

10

34

19

36

67.9

66.0

        Real estate and rental and leasing

17

58.8

60.0

    Professional and business services

13

45

33

8

62.6

60.0

        Professional and technical services

7

50

29

13

64.5

60.0

        Administrative and waste services

37

43

60.7

60.0

    Education and health services

1

25

1

40

21

12

61.4

60.0

        Educational services

28

30

13

29

67.2

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

26

25

10

38

71.2

60.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

2

24

1

42

23

8

60.0

60.0

    Leisure and hospitality

32

36

3

59.8

60.0

        Accommodation and food services

30

38

3

59.9

60.0

    Other services

14

6

27

41

60.5

60.0

1 to 99 workers

1

23

1

36

30

10

61.7

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

22

33

34

9

61.8

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

23

42

22

12

61.5

60.0

100 workers or more

1

14

1

43

24

16

63.9

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

1

11

1

48

25

14

63.2

60.0

    500 workers or more

1

19

1

36

24

19

64.8

60.0

Geographic areas

               

New England

8

61

20

64.9

60.0

Middle Atlantic

1

33

1

15

46

6

61.2

66.0

East North Central

10

51

21

17

63.5

60.0

South Atlantic

13

57

10

19

63.3

60.0

East South Central

57

12

63.3

60.0

West South Central

8

58

15

16

64.5

60.0

Mountain

7

52

23

17

65.0

60.0

Pacific

9

43

26

13

62.8

60.0

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.