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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March
2011

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

19

81

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

14

86

    Management, business, and financial

11

89

    Professional and related

15

85

        Registered nurses

15

85

Service

35

65

    Protective service

18

82

Sales and office

19

81

    Sales and related

23

77

    Office and administrative support

17

83

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

20

80

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

19

81

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

21

79

Production, transportation, and material moving

18

82

    Production

15

85

    Transportation and material moving

22

78

Full time

17

83

Part time

39

61

Union

19

81

Nonunion

19

81

Average wage within the following categories:2

   

    Lowest 25 percent

39

61

        Lowest 10 percent

54

46

    Second 25 percent

19

81

    Third 25 percent

16

84

    Highest 25 percent

14

86

        Highest 10 percent

13

87

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

13

87

Service-providing industries

21

79

    Education and health services

21

79

        Educational services

12

88

            Elementary and secondary schools

12

88

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

9

91

        Health care and social assistance

25

75

            Hospitals

19

81

    Public administration

17

83

1 to 99 workers

29

71

    1 to 49 workers

31

69

    50 to 99 workers

25

75

100 workers or more

14

86

    100 to 499 workers

16

84

    500 workers or more

12

88

Geographic areas

   

Middle Atlantic

47

53

East North Central

7

93

West North Central

8

92

South Atlantic

8

92

West South Central

7

93

Mountain

5

95

Pacific

12

88

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in
the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

2The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include
workers with earnings both above and below the threshold. The average wages are based on the
estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States,
2010." See Technical Note for more details.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of major plans,
key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20102011.htm.