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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2014

(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

With
maximum
benefit
amount

Maximum weekly benefit amount2

With no
maximum
benefit
amount

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

75

$170

$315

$595

$1,154

$2,309

25

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

70

170

500

750

1,662

2,500

30

    Management, business, and financial

71

170

500

917

1,500

2,500

29

    Professional and related

70

170

500

700

1,662

2,500

30

        Teachers

74

170

500

692

1,000

1,662

26

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

73

170

500

692

831

27

        Registered nurses

59

201

500

1,000

2,307

2,800

41

Service

84

170

546

595

1,500

16

    Protective service

71

135

692

29

Sales and office

77

170

250

595

1,500

2,500

23

    Sales and related

79

170

584

1,666

4,615

21

    Office and administrative support

76

170

250

595

1,385

2,500

24

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

76

170

500

584

1,000

24

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

73

170

546

600

1,250

27

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

77

200

500

600

1,200

2,000

23

Production, transportation, and material moving

72

170

300

500

600

1,500

28

    Production

67

170

250

500

750

1,500

33

    Transportation and material moving

77

170

475

500

595

1,500

23

Full time

73

170

350

595

1,385

2,400

27

Part time

85

170

200

500

595

750

15

Union

78

170

200

500

831

1,500

22

Nonunion

74

170

350

595

1,300

2,400

26

Average wage within the following categories3:

             

    Lowest 25 percent

84

170

559

595

1,385

16

        Lowest 10 percent

93

170

546

595

921

7

    Second 25 percent

75

170

315

584

1,000

2,300

25

    Third 25 percent

73

170

275

584

1,153

2,300

27

    Highest 25 percent

72

170

500

700

1,662

2,500

28

        Highest 10 percent

70

170

500

831

2,000

3,000

30

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

69

170

350

595

1,000

2,000

31

Service-providing industries

76

170

315

595

1,250

2,350

24

    Education and health services

70

170

300

595

1,100

2,310

30

        Educational services

69

170

692

1,000

2,000

31

            Elementary and secondary schools

72

170

500

692

831

28

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

62

170

185

595

1,153

2,000

38

        Health care and social assistance

70

170

300

595

1,250

2,500

30

            Hospitals

60

170

750

2,307

2,500

40

    Public administration

72

170

200

595

1,662

28

1 to 99 workers

84

170

561

1,000

1,800

16

    1 to 49 workers

84

170

561

750

1,500

16

    50 to 99 workers

82

170

300

559

1,000

2,308

18

100 workers or more

69

170

600

1,500

2,500

31

    100 to 499 workers

72

170

450

650

1,500

2,500

28

    500 workers or more

66

170

595

1,500

2,500

34

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

87

170

170

559

595

13

    New England

67

315

500

1,000

1,000

2,309

33

    Middle Atlantic

91

170

170

559

595

1,000

9

South

70

315

500

1,500

2,500

30

    South Atlantic

74

315

500

1,000

1,750

2,500

26

    East South Central

63

315

500

1,000

1,500

2,800

37

    West South Central

66

300

500

692

1,500

2,650

34

Midwest

53

215

450

750

1,250

2,500

47

    East North Central

53

215

750

1,250

2,500

47

    West North Central

54

200

450

1,385

46

West

79

185

500

1,000

2,076

2,500

21

    Mountain

75

1,500

2,300

2,500

25

    Pacific

81

170

2,076

2,500

19

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.

2The 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 receive the same or less than the benefit&nb sp;shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.

3Surveyed 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. 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/glossary20132014.htm.