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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, State and local government workers,
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 amount1

With no
maximum
benefit
amount

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

73

$185

$692

$850

$1,662

27

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

75

185

$500

692

917

2,000

25

    Professional and related

74

185

500

692

831

2,000

26

        Teachers

75

185

546

692

831

2,000

25

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

73

546

692

831

27

Service

69

170

200

521

750

1,500

31

    Protective service

60

135

200

500

692

40

Sales and office

75

200

595

987

1,662

25

    Office and administrative support

75

200

595

1,000

1,662

25

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

67

135

584

692

1,500

33

Production, transportation, and material moving

58

170

692

1,000

1,500

42

Full time

73

185

500

692

917

1,662

27

Part time

67

185

185

200

546

33

Union

79

170

200

546

831

1,662

21

Nonunion

65

595

692

1,000

2,000

35

Average wage within the following categories2:

             

    Lowest 25 percent

68

200

500

692

808

32

        Lowest 10 percent

64

692

1,100

36

    Second 25 percent

73

185

200

595

1,662

27

    Third 25 percent

76

170

692

1,000

2,000

24

    Highest 25 percent

74

170

595

831

1,662

26

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

72

185

692

900

1,662

28

    Education and health services

73

185

500

692

831

2,000

27

        Educational services

74

185

500

692

831

2,000

26

            Elementary and secondary schools

72

500

692

831

28

        Health care and social assistance

67

170

513

961

2,000

33

            Hospitals

69

170

987

1,500

2,000

31

    Public administration

72

170

200

595

1,662

28

1 to 99 workers

66

500

692

1,662

34

    50 to 99 workers

57

1,662

43

100 workers or more

73

170

692

850

1,662

27

    100 to 499 workers

67

170

595

2,308

33

    500 workers or more

75

185

692

831

1,662

25

State government

81

135

185

595

1,662

19

Local government

69

200

462

692

961

31

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

87

170

200

584

831

850

13

    Middle Atlantic

87

170

200

546

831

831

13

South

75

500

625

692

692

2,000

25

    South Atlantic

81

500

692

692

692

2,000

19

Midwest

34

1,000

1,500

2,308

66

    East North Central

28

500

1,039

2,000

2,308

72

    West North Central

50

1,500

50

West

81

135

185

1,662

2,310

19

    Pacific

82

135

185

2,000

18

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

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. 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.