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Short-term disability plans: fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-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
50 percent

50 percent

51 to 59
percent

60 percent

61 to 69
percent

Greater
than 69
percent

All workers

1

21

1

33

27

16

63.7

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

17

1

35

24

22

65.6

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

18

37

17

26

66.0

60.0

    Professional and related

1

17

1

34

27

19

65.4

60.0

Service

2

36

1

25

31

5

59.1

60.0

    Protective service

37

6

59.1

60.0

Sales and office

1

21

2

34

27

16

63.9

60.0

    Sales and related

21

37

25

15

63.4

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

21

2

32

27

17

64.1

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

21

33

35

9

62.1

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

17

33

40

6

61.2

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

23

33

31

12

62.6

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

1

17

1

36

28

16

64.6

60.0

    Production

2

17

1

40

27

12

62.0

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

17

32

28

21

67.6

60.0

Full time

1

19

1

36

26

17

64.1

60.0

Part time

39

18

34

9

61.0

60.0

Union

2

22

3

18

40

15

64.4

66.0

Nonunion

1

21

1

36

25

16

63.6

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:1

               

    Lowest 25 percent

35

25

32

6

59.9

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

47

16

33

3

58.0

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

20

1

36

29

12

62.9

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

19

1

37

26

16

63.7

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

18

1

32

25

23

66.2

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

18

30

25

26

67.2

65.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

2

14

1

38

26

18

64.5

60.0

    Construction

22

26

44

5

61.3

60.0

    Manufacturing

2

13

1

40

23

20

65.0

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

23

1

32

27

15

63.6

60.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

20

1

30

28

21

66.4

60.0

        Wholesale trade

12

38

34

15

65.4

60.0

        Transportation and warehousing

19

23

21

37

72.8

67.0

        Utilities

43

36

71.7

67.0

    Information

23

29

28

20

64.0

60.0

    Financial activities

17

30

22

28

66.8

66.0

        Finance and insurance

14

31

22

31

68.7

66.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

18

29

26

24

66.7

60.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

10

37

18

33

69.3

66.0

        Real estate and rental and leasing

29

23

60.6

60.0

    Professional and business services

16

41

31

12

63.5

60.0

        Professional and technical services

12

45

30

14

64.7

60.0

        Administrative and waste services

21

32

42

60.5

60.0

    Education and health services

2

24

1

34

26

12

62.0

60.0

        Educational services

24

22

17

36

70.7

67.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

24

25

9

40

72.2

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

3

24

2

37

28

7

60.2

60.0

    Leisure and hospitality

47

1

25

24

3

57.7

60.0

        Accommodation and food services

48

1

24

24

3

57.6

60.0

    Other services

35

5

33

5

59.0

60.0

1 to 99 workers

1

26

1

29

31

11

62.3

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

26

28

34

10

62.3

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

1

27

33

26

14

62.2

60.0

100 workers or more

1

18

1

36

24

19

64.8

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

2

15

1

38

27

17

64.5

60.0

    500 workers or more

1

22

2

34

21

21

65.1

60.0

Geographic areas

               

Middle Atlantic

40

8

44

6

60.8

60.0

East North Central

1

9

1

47

22

21

65.3

60.0

West North Central

7

42

21

27

66.6

60.0

South Atlantic

12

53

13

20

64.8

60.0

East South Central

52

5

62.0

60.0

West South Central

8

50

17

23

66.5

60.0

Mountain

8

48

14

24

66.1

60.0

Pacific

2

9

5

32

30

21

66.4

65.0

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.