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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 28. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, State and local government workers,
National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(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

71

$135

$200

$559

$808

$1,662

29

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

73

27

    Professional and related

73

170

200

692

831

1,662

27

        Teachers

75

170

476

692

831

1,662

25

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

71

170

476

692

750

2,000

29

Service

67

135

200

500

692

1,500

33

    Protective service

61

135

200

521

692

1,500

39

Sales and office

74

135

200

500

692

1,662

26

    Office and administrative support

74

135

200

500

692

1,662

26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

62

38

Production, transportation, and material moving

58

170

170

550

692

1,000

42

Full time

71

170

200

600

831

1,662

29

Part time

65

135

185

200

476

850

35

Union

79

135

184

476

831

1,662

21

Nonunion

62

38

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

66

185

450

692

700

1,500

34

        Lowest 10 percent

58

42

    Second 25 percent

71

135

200

502

692

1,662

29

    Third 25 percent

75

170

200

600

750

1,662

25

    Highest 25 percent

70

135

185

550

917

1,662

30

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

71

135

200

559

831

1,662

29

    Education and health services

70

30

        Educational services

72

185

476

692

808

1,500

28

            Elementary and secondary schools

71

185

500

692

831

1,500

29

        Health care and social assistance

62

135

170

502

961

1,662

38

            Hospitals

60

40

    Public administration

71

135

200

546

917

1,662

29

1 to 99 workers

66

135

462

692

692

1,662

34

    1 to 49 workers

71

29

    50 to 99 workers

58

135

546

1,000

1,662

1,662

42

100 workers or more

71

135

200

559

831

1,662

29

    100 to 499 workers

56

44

    500 workers or more

75

135

200

546

769

1,500

25

State government

80

135

185

546

692

1,662

20

Local government

67

33

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

87

170

200

450

559

831

13

East North Central

20

500

550

900

1,039

1,500

80

South Atlantic

81

19

West South Central

69

462

625

625

692

1,000

31

Mountain

67

692

1,000

1,500

2,310

2,500

33

Pacific

84

16

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 receive the same or less than the benefit&nb sp;shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.

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. 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.