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Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 31. Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers with a fixed percent of annual earnings long-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
60 percent

60 percent

61 to 66
percent

67 percent

Greater
than 67
percent

All workers

22

64

7

6

2

58.7

60.0

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

22

63

7

6

1

58.5

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

19

65

8

7

1

59.0

60.0

    Professional and related

24

62

7

6

1

58.2

60.0

Service

36

54

4

57.4

60.0

    Protective service

55

6

58.8

60.0

Sales and office

19

65

7

7

2

59.2

60.0

    Sales and related

19

64

8

6

3

59.7

60.0

    Office and administrative support

19

66

7

7

2

59.1

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

19

68

5

5

2

59.1

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

16

75

59.5

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

21

65

6

6

2

58.9

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

19

70

4

5

2

58.5

60.0

    Production

16

69

6

6

2

59.0

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

21

71

2

4

1

57.9

60.0

Full time

22

65

6

6

1

58.6

60.0

Union

32

55

3

5

4

57.9

60.0

Nonunion

21

65

7

6

1

58.7

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:1

             

    Lowest 25 percent

26

59

5

6

4

59.3

60.0

    Second 25 percent

22

66

6

5

1

58.3

60.0

    Third 25 percent

20

66

6

7

1

58.8

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

22

63

7

6

1

58.6

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

21

62

9

6

1

58.7

60.0

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

18

68

6

6

1

58.9

60.0

    Construction

11

80

5

60.1

60.0

    Manufacturing

20

66

7

6

1

58.7

60.0

Service-providing industries

22

64

7

6

2

58.6

60.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

18

67

7

5

3

59.3

60.0

        Wholesale trade

16

67

10

5

2

58.7

60.0

        Transportation and warehousing

21

70

6

59.4

60.0

        Utilities

46

30

15

57.6

60.0

    Information

15

63

12

6

4

59.8

60.0

    Financial activities

26

58

9

5

1

58.4

60.0

        Finance and insurance

26

57

10

5

2

58.5

60.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

30

52

10

6

1

58.1

60.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

21

62

10

4

2

59.2

60.0

        Real estate and rental and leasing

23

69

58.3

60.0

    Professional and business services

15

69

8

59.1

60.0

        Professional and technical services

11

72

7

10

1

59.7

60.0

        Administrative and waste services

63

58.1

60.0

    Education and health services

27

62

5

6

1

57.7

60.0

        Educational services

8

74

7

9

2

60.5

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

9

75

9

5

2

60.0

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

32

59

5

56.9

60.0

    Other services

29

60

58.0

60.0

1 to 99 workers

16

68

5

8

2

59.6

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

16

69

6

7

2

59.5

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

16

67

4

10

2

59.8

60.0

100 workers or more

24

62

7

5

1

58.2

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

15

69

8

6

1

59.3

60.0

    500 workers or more

32

57

6

4

1

57.2

60.0

Geographic areas

             

New England

13

69

7

10

2

59.9

60.0

Middle Atlantic

19

67

5

7

2

59.2

60.0

East North Central

22

67

4

5

1

58.5

60.0

West North Central

19

64

10

5

1

59.2

60.0

South Atlantic

21

68

6

3

1

58.2

60.0

East South Central

54

5

5

57.2

60.0

West South Central

18

68

5

7

2

58.7

60.0

Mountain

25

60

11

3

1

58.1

60.0

Pacific

26

54

10

9

2

58.7

60.0

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: 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.