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Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2014

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

6

2

68

23

1

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

1

1

66

31

1

    Management, business, and financial

1

1

58

39

[1]

    Professional and related

1

1

72

25

1

Service

5

3

86

5

[1]

Sales and office

3

1

67

29

[1]

    Sales and related

3

67

29

    Office and administrative support

3

1

67

29

[1]

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

17

57

21

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

32

54

8

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

7

59

30

Production, transportation, and material moving

14

4

67

14

1

    Production

17

60

17

    Transportation and material moving

11

77

10

Full time

6

2

66

25

[1]

Part time

3

1

86

10

1

Union

20

8

57

15

1

Nonunion

3

1

70

25

[1]

Average wage within the following categories2:

         

    Lowest 25 percent

6

3

81

9

1

        Lowest 10 percent

2

91

5

    Second 25 percent

7

1

73

18

[1]

    Third 25 percent

7

3

68

22

[1]

    Highest 25 percent

4

2

61

32

1

        Highest 10 percent

2

1

60

36

1

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

16

5

58

21

1

    Construction

29

4

58

    Manufacturing

14

5

59

22

1

Service-providing industries

3

1

71

24

[1]

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

6

2

73

19

[1]

        Wholesale trade

4

3

72

21

        Retail trade

3

74

20

        Transportation and warehousing

75

12

        Utilities

46

52

    Information

31

64

    Financial activities

1

50

49

        Finance and insurance

1

45

54

            Credit intermediation and related activities

1

34

65

            Insurance carriers and related activities

57

42

        Real estate and rental and leasing

79

    Professional and business services

71

28

        Professional and technical services

72

27

        Administrative and waste services

82

    Education and health services

3

[1]

88

8

1

        Educational services

84

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

81

18

        Health care and social assistance

3

89

7

    Leisure and hospitality

6

85

        Accommodation and food services

6

84

    Other services

96

1 to 99 workers

5

74

18

    1 to 49 workers

5

74

18

    50 to 99 workers

5

75

17

100 workers or more

6

2

64

27

1

    100 to 499 workers

7

2

68

23

[1]

    500 workers or more

5

3

61

31

1

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

3

1

81

15

[1]

    New England

5

68

26

    Middle Atlantic

3

84

12

South

6

3

61

30

[1]

    South Atlantic

5

65

26

    East South Central

8

64

23

    West South Central

5

2

53

40

Midwest

11

4

59

26

1

    East North Central

11

3

61

25

[1]

    West North Central

10

56

29

West

3

2

67

27

2

    Mountain

4

69

25

    Pacific

2

3

65

28

2

1Less than 0.5.

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.