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Short-term disability plans: employee contribution requirement

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

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

20

80

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

14

86

    Management, business, and financial

11

89

    Professional and related

16

84

Service

39

61

Sales and office

19

81

    Sales and related

23

77

    Office and administrative support

18

82

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

21

79

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

20

80

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

21

79

Production, transportation, and material moving

18

82

    Production

15

85

    Transportation and material moving

23

77

Full time

17

83

Part time

41

59

Union

20

80

Nonunion

20

80

Average wage within the following categories:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

42

58

        Lowest 10 percent

56

44

    Second 25 percent

21

79

    Third 25 percent

16

84

    Highest 25 percent

14

86

        Highest 10 percent

13

87

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

13

87

    Construction

26

74

    Manufacturing

11

89

Service-providing industries

22

78

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

23

77

        Wholesale trade

17

83

        Transportation and warehousing

21

79

    Information

20

80

    Financial activities

8

92

        Finance and insurance

6

94

            Credit intermediation and related activities

4

96

            Insurance carriers and related activities

6

94

    Professional and business services

16

84

        Professional and technical services

13

87

        Administrative and waste services

27

73

    Education and health services

24

76

        Educational services

19

81

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

13

87

        Health care and social assistance

25

75

    Leisure and hospitality

44

56

        Accommodation and food services

46

54

    Other services

52

48

1 to 99 workers

30

70

    1 to 49 workers

32

68

    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

48

52

East North Central

6

94

West North Central

7

93

South Atlantic

9

91

West South Central

8

92

Mountain

3

97

Pacific

14

86

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. 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.