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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March
2014

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

17

83

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

12

88

    Management, business, and financial

10

90

    Professional and related

14

86

        Teachers

11

89

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

10

90

        Registered nurses

15

85

Service

37

63

    Protective service

21

79

Sales and office

17

83

    Sales and related

22

78

    Office and administrative support

16

84

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

16

84

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

18

82

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

14

86

Production, transportation, and material moving

15

85

    Production

12

88

    Transportation and material moving

20

80

Full time

16

84

Part time

37

63

Union

17

83

Nonunion

18

82

Average wage within the following categories2:

   

    Lowest 25 percent

38

62

        Lowest 10 percent

48

52

    Second 25 percent

18

82

    Third 25 percent

15

85

    Highest 25 percent

12

88

        Highest 10 percent

11

89

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

12

88

Service-providing industries

19

81

    Education and health services

19

81

        Educational services

8

92

            Elementary and secondary schools

7

93

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

8

92

        Health care and social assistance

25

75

            Hospitals

18

82

    Public administration

18

82

1 to 99 workers

26

74

    1 to 49 workers

28

72

    50 to 99 workers

21

79

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

14

86

    500 workers or more

12

88

Geographic areas

   

Northeast

39

61

    New England

5

95

    Middle Atlantic

46

54

South

6

94

    South Atlantic

6

94

    East South Central

7

93

    West South Central

5

95

Midwest

7

93

    East North Central

7

93

    West North Central

8

92

West

9

91

    Pacific

12

88

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in
the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

2Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the
occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold.  The categories
were formed using percentile estimates generated using ECEC data for March 2014.


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/glossary20132014.htm.