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Short-term disability plans: method of benefit payment

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2011

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

7

2

66

23

2

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

2

1

64

32

2

    Management, business, and financial

2

[1]

59

37

1

    Professional and related

1

1

66

29

3

Service

3

2

84

9

2

    Protective service

85

13

Sales and office

4

1

66

28

2

    Sales and related

3

1

68

28

1

    Office and administrative support

4

1

65

28

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

17

7

61

15

1

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

22

9

60

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

13

5

62

19

1

Production, transportation, and material moving

20

5

64

10

1

    Production

20

7

60

12

1

    Transportation and material moving

20

3

68

9

1

Full time

8

2

65

23

2

Part time

4

1

80

15

1

Union

22

9

51

17

1

Nonunion

4

1

69

24

2

Average wage within the following categories:2

         

    Lowest 25 percent

7

81

9

        Lowest 10 percent

2

91

4

    Second 25 percent

9

2

70

17

2

    Third 25 percent

10

2

66

21

2

    Highest 25 percent

4

3

60

31

2

        Highest 10 percent

2

1

59

36

2

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

19

6

58

16

1

    Construction

23

67

5

    Manufacturing

18

7

57

17

1

Service-providing industries

4

1

69

24

2

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

9

1

69

19

1

        Wholesale trade

8

3

63

24

2

        Transportation and warehousing

21

67

9

        Utilities

4

46

47

    Information

44

51

4

    Financial activities

1

48

51

        Finance and insurance

1

42

56

            Credit intermediation and related activities

1

33

65

            Insurance carriers and related activities

53

46

        Real estate and rental and leasing

84

    Professional and business services

[1]

72

25

        Professional and technical services

77

22

        Administrative and waste services

81

    Education and health services

3

1

77

14

6

        Educational services

3

79

17

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2

74

23

        Health care and social assistance

3

1

76

13

7

    Leisure and hospitality

4

88

3

        Accommodation and food services

5

89

    Other services

5

91

4

1 to 99 workers

7

1

74

17

1

    1 to 49 workers

7

2

72

18

1

    50 to 99 workers

8

76

14

100 workers or more

7

3

62

26

2

    100 to 499 workers

8

2

69

20

1

    500 workers or more

6

4

55

32

4

Geographic areas

         

Middle Atlantic

4

[1]

83

12

1

East North Central

13

5

56

25

1

West North Central

12

59

24

South Atlantic

8

3

61

28

2

East South Central

8

72

15

West South Central

9

2

52

33

4

Mountain

5

60

33

Pacific

3

2

62

28

5

1Less than 0.5 percent.


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.

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.