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Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 27. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2011

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

2.7

0.6

2.6

1.4

1.6

0.6

0.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

2.8

0.9

2.9

1.3

2.0

0.7

0.0

    Professional and related

2.9

0.9

2.7

1.4

2.4

0.9

0.0

        Teachers

3.9

0.9

3.0

1.5

2.9

1.2

1.9

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

4.9

1.0

2.6

2.2

3.4

1.3

5.6

Service

3.5

0.8

3.6

2.5

1.4

0.7

0.0

    Protective service

5.9

6.0

4.8

2.4

1.1

0.0

Sales and office

3.9

1.2

4.1

3.7

1.9

0.7

0.0

    Office and administrative support

3.7

1.3

3.8

3.1

2.0

0.7

0.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

6.5

7.1

2.6

0.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

6.9

7.7

1.4

0.0

Full time

2.7

0.5

2.7

1.5

1.7

0.7

0.0

Part time

5.3

3.1

2.8

3.5

1.1

2.0

Union

2.1

0.9

3.5

2.3

2.0

0.6

0.0

Nonunion

4.2

0.7

3.3

2.0

2.7

1.2

3.9

Average wage within the following categories:1

               

    Lowest 25 percent

4.7

0.9

4.5

2.2

3.0

1.2

0.0

        Lowest 10 percent

7.3

1.3

7.0

2.9

1.6

4.0

    Second 25 percent

4.3

1.0

4.2

2.1

1.5

0.7

0.0

    Third 25 percent

3.2

0.9

2.9

1.9

1.9

0.7

0.0

    Highest 25 percent

2.0

1.6

2.7

1.8

2.5

0.7

0.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Service-providing industries

2.7

0.6

2.6

1.4

1.7

0.6

0.0

    Education and health services

3.4

1.0

2.8

1.4

2.7

1.1

0.0

        Educational services

3.7

1.0

3.0

1.3

3.1

1.2

2.6

            Elementary and secondary schools

4.2

0.9

3.7

1.6

3.0

0.9

2.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

5.1

4.0

1.7

3.8

3.9

        Health care and social assistance

3.8

5.2

4.6

1.1

0.0

            Hospitals

5.5

5.9

1.6

0.0

    Public administration

3.7

0.4

4.8

2.9

1.7

0.7

0.0

1 to 99 workers

8.7

6.7

0.8

1.1

0.0

    1 to 49 workers

9.1

7.5

1.1

13.3

    50 to 99 workers

11.6

7.7

2.3

1.2

0.0

100 workers or more

2.5

0.6

2.6

1.5

1.9

0.7

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

5.3

5.7

3.4

3.8

1.3

0.0

    500 workers or more

2.6

0.7

2.5

1.4

2.1

0.8

0.0

State government

3.0

2.0

5.7

1.2

1.5

0.0

Local government

2.9

0.4

2.4

1.9

1.8

0.6

0.0

Geographic areas

               

New England

15.2

7.1

17.6

Middle Atlantic

4.3

0.5

1.8

4.1

1.2

0.7

0.0

East North Central

7.2

5.8

1.3

8.0

South Atlantic

6.9

5.9

1.2

3.0

1.5

0.0

West South Central

9.8

2.4

0.0

Mountain

8.6

4.7

1.9

0.0

Pacific

2.8

3.7

6.0

0.5

2.8

1The 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: 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/glossary20102011.htm.