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Short-term disability plans: duration of benefits

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

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

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

91

13

24

26

26

26

9

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

90

12

21

26

26

26

10

    Management, business, and financial

91

13

20

26

26

26

9

    Professional and related

89

12

22

26

26

26

11

Service

95

13

26

26

26

26

5

    Protective service

94

12

18

26

26

26

6

Sales and office

90

12

20

26

26

26

10

    Sales and related

85

12

13

26

26

26

15

    Office and administrative support

92

13

21

26

26

26

8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

91

13

26

26

26

36

9

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

97

13

24

26

26

26

3

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

88

13

26

26

26

39

12

Production, transportation, and material moving

91

13

26

26

26

26

9

    Production

91

13

26

26

26

26

9

    Transportation and material moving

92

13

26

26

26

26

8

Full time

91

13

22

26

26

26

9

Part time

94

20

26

26

26

26

6

Union

90

18

26

26

26

52

10

Nonunion

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

93

13

26

26

26

26

7

        Lowest 10 percent

95

5

    Second 25 percent

92

13

21

26

26

26

8

    Third 25 percent

93

13

22

26

26

26

7

    Highest 25 percent

88

13

25

26

26

26

12

        Highest 10 percent

87

13

25

26

26

26

13

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

92

13

26

26

26

26

8

    Construction

96

13

26

26

26

26

4

    Manufacturing

91

13

26

26

26

26

9

Service-providing industries

91

12

22

26

26

26

9

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

87

12

21

26

26

26

13

        Wholesale trade

89

12

20

26

26

26

11

        Transportation and warehousing

97

24

26

26

26

26

3

        Utilities

88

13

25

26

26

36

12

    Information

78

13

26

26

26

52

22

    Financial activities

90

12

20

26

26

26

10

        Finance and insurance

90

13

20

26

26

26

10

            Credit intermediation and related activities

88

13

21

25

26

26

12

            Insurance carriers and related activities

91

12

18

26

26

26

9

        Real estate and rental and leasing

94

12

13

26

26

26

6

    Professional and business services

93

12

14

26

26

26

7

        Professional and technical services

93

12

13

26

26

26

7

    Education and health services

94

13

24

26

26

26

6

        Educational services

93

13

26

26

26

26

7

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

92

13

26

26

26

26

8

        Health care and social assistance

94

13

24

26

26

26

6

1 to 99 workers

92

12

20

26

26

26

8

    1 to 49 workers

91

12

24

26

26

26

9

    50 to 99 workers

92

12

13

26

26

26

8

100 workers or more

91

13

24

26

26

26

9

    100 to 499 workers

91

12

20

26

26

26

9

    500 workers or more

90

13

26

26

26

26

10

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

95

25

26

26

26

26

5

East North Central

89

13

21

26

26

26

11

West North Central

89

12

13

26

26

26

11

South Atlantic

92

12

14

26

26

26

8

East South Central

92

12

13

26

26

26

8

West South Central

89

13

20

26

26

26

11

Mountain

83

12

13

26

26

26

17

Pacific

89

12

21

26

26

26

11

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 re ceive the same or less
than the benefit shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.


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.