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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

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

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

18

82

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

13

87

    Management, business, and financial

10

90

    Professional and related

14

86

Service

42

58

Sales and office

18

82

    Sales and related

22

78

    Office and administrative support

16

84

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

16

84

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

19

81

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

13

87

Production, transportation, and material moving

15

85

    Production

12

88

    Transportation and material moving

20

80

Full time

16

84

Part time

40

60

Union

17

83

Nonunion

18

82

Average wage within the following categories1:

   

    Lowest 25 percent

41

59

        Lowest 10 percent

47

53

    Second 25 percent

19

81

    Third 25 percent

16

84

    Highest 25 percent

12

88

        Highest 10 percent

11

89

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

12

88

    Construction

24

76

    Manufacturing

10

90

Service-providing industries

20

80

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

19

81

        Wholesale trade

20

80

        Retail trade

24

76

        Transportation and warehousing

13

87

    Information

12

88

    Financial activities

8

92

        Finance and insurance

6

94

            Credit intermediation and related activities

5

95

            Insurance carriers and related activities

6

94

    Professional and business services

17

83

        Professional and technical services

14

86

        Administrative and waste services

28

72

    Education and health services

21

79

        Educational services

8

92

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

8

92

        Health care and social assistance

24

76

    Leisure and hospitality

46

54

        Accommodation and food services

46

54

    Other services

49

51

1 to 99 workers

26

74

    1 to 49 workers

28

72

    50 to 99 workers

22

78

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

14

86

    500 workers or more

12

88

Geographic areas

   

Northeast

40

60

    New England

5

95

    Middle Atlantic

47

53

South

7

93

    South Atlantic

7

93

    East South Central

6

94

    West South Central

6

94

Midwest

7

93

    East North Central

6

94

    West North Central

8

92

West

10

90

    Pacific

13

87

1Surveyed 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.